Most people have heard of the late C.G. Jung, often linking him vaguely with Sigmund Freud, and although the terms ‘complex’, ‘introvert’, and ‘extrovert’ are often used in everyday speech, few realize that they were coined by him.
Jung’s influence has been far-reaching, touching many of the human sciences, and his ideas have proved of value in such widely differing fields as biology and theology.
Many of his writings are technical, and even those of a general nature often appear obscure, but they contain a core of significance for everyone. This book aims at revealing this core to the reading public in language which is easily comprehensible and yet does not do violence to the subtlety and creative genius of one of the greatest modern psychologists.
This chapter deals with Jung’s later works, often called his most important and provocative, which deal with the “psychological aspects of the religious problems of a Christian.”Though Jung claimed Christianity, he tangles with religion from a psychological perspective in these texts.
Analytical psychology, as a body of thought, has numerous applications, As a practical discipline, Jungian analysis is committed to the goal of I psychological healing. It has taken its place among accepted methods of psychological treatment, even though, in the popular view, it retains an esoteric aura. The Jungian approach puts primary emphasis on revealing the fundamental and often unconscious blocks in the personality. Jung's ideas are being used increasingly in routine and down-to-earth ways in the helping professions, particularly in analysis, psychotherapy, and counseling.