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Memories, Dreams, Reflections

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Random House
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April, 1989
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9780679723950
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$23.95 CAD
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In the spring of 1957, at the age of 81, C.G. Jung undertook the telling of his life story in a series of recorded conversations with his colleague and friend Aniella Jaffé. He collaborated with her in the preparation of the text based on these talks. On occasion, he was moved to write entire chapters of the book in his own hand, and he continued to work on the final stages of the manuscript until shortly before his death on June 6, 1961.

This rare document serves as a fascinating introduction to Jung’s work and a revealing portrait of the man himself—his dreams, visions, premonitions, and insights into the mythic dimension of human experience.

I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings. It is these that make up the singularity of my life, and with these my autobiography deals.

The fully corrected edition of Jung’s classic autobiography includes a useful glossary and his Septem Sermones ad Mortuos (Seven Sermons to the Dead). In his Retrospect, Jung writes at last:

I have learned amazing things from people, and have accomplished more than I expected of myself. I cannot form any final judgment because the phenomenon of life and the phenomenon of man are too vast. The older I have become, the less I have understood or had insight into or known about myself.

I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once, and cannot add up the sum.... There is nothing I am quite sure about. I have no definite convictions—not about anything, really. I know only that I was born and exist, and it seems to me that I have been carried along. I exist on the foundation of something I do not know. In spite of all uncertainties, I feel a solidity underlying all existence and a continuity in my mode of being....

There is so much that fills me: plants, animals, clouds, day and night, and the eternal in man. The more uncertain I have felt about myself, the more there has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things. In fact it seems to me as if that alienation which so long separated me from the world has become transferred into my own inner world, and has revealed to me an unexpected unfamiliarity with myself.

Publisher’s Description: 

In the spring of 1957, when he was eighty-one years old, C. G. Jung undertook the telling of his life story. At regular intervals he had conversations with his colleague and friend Aniela Jaff, and collaborated with her in the preparation of the text based on these talks. On occasion, he was moved to write entire chapters of the book in his own hand, and he continued to work on the final stages of the manuscript until shortly before his death on June 6, 1961.

This edition of Memories, Dreams, Reflections includes Jung's VII Sermones ad Mortuos. It is a fully corrected edition.

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