Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book.
Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies.
"This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung
before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess
his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was
also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a
non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from
the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology
as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by
insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own
right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human
"Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion."-John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate
"This book will be a resounding success for those who read it."-Galveston News-Tribune
"A magnificent achievement."-Main Currents
"Factual and revealing."-Atlanta Times