- Series: Studies in Jungian Psychology By Jungian Analysts (Book 95)
- Paperback: 126 pages
- Publisher: Inner City Books (July 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0919123961
- ISBN-13: 978-0919123960
This book grew out of the author’s desire to pinpoint key passages in Jung’s writings that have nourished him for years. It provides readers with the main ingredients of Jung’s work and suggests how they might flavor a life in search of meaning. Each chapter is headed by an appetizer, which is then fleshed out by the author’s commentary—an elucidation or experiential interpretation, sometimes both—meant to stimulate the reader to ruminate on the unconscious factors that influence us all. Those seeking a more robust meal will be amply rewarded by following up the references. „Digesting Jung” is one of the titles available free in Inner City Books in pdf format.
From the Preface:
As a young man I had a burning ambition to be a writer. I have become one, but my lot in life has not been to be a novelist. Rather, following my own process of individuation, I have become nothing more nor less than a journeyman dedicated to promoting the understanding and practical application of Jung’s work. That is my voca- tion, both as writer and publisher, and I am glad of it.
This particular book evolved out of a desire to pinpoint key pas- sages in Jung’s writings that have nourished me for many years. It provides readers new to analytical psychology with the main ingredients of Jung’s work and how they might flavor a life. Those already familiar with Jung’s ideas will savor again the continuing relevance of his holistic approach to psychological issues.
The appetizers that head each chapter are fleshed out by my commentaries—elucidations of Jung’s ideas or experiential interpretations, sometimes both—meant to stimulate the reader to ruminate on what is happening in his or her own life and the unconscious factors that for good or ill influence the lives of each of us.
Those seeking a more robust meal will be amply rewarded by following up the footnote references.
Daryl Sharp and the Inner City Books
Daryl Sharp started Inner City Books in 1980 to promote the understanding and practical application of the work of C.G. Jung. It is still the only publishing house in the world devoted exclusively to books written by Jungian analysts. There are now 141 titles by over 50 authors in the series Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts – authoritative works on basic Jungian principles, women’s studies, spirituality, alchemy, relationships, dream and fairy tale interpretation, masculine psychology, midlife issues and much more.
Over a million books have been sold, with more than 250 editions in 20 languages.
Among acclaimed authors of Inner City Books there are Marion Woodman, Marie-Louise von Franz, Edward F. Edinger, James Hollis, James A. Hall, Sylvia Brinton Perera, Eugene Monick, John P. Dourley, Aldo Carotenuto and Janet O. Dallett.