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A selection of Jung's writings on occult phenomena - a subject of compelling interest to him. A selection of Jung's writings on occult phenomena - a subject of compelling interest to him.


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A selection of Jung's writings on occult phenomena - a subject of compelling interest to him. A selection of Jung's writings on occult phenomena - a subject of compelling interest to him.

30 review for Psychology and the Occult

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    jung's writing style is simple and extremely likeable. however, he often uses scientific terminologies that succeed in confusing me. this was a wonderful book, though, that kept up my interest. i'm looking forward to reading more of his work. jung's writing style is simple and extremely likeable. however, he often uses scientific terminologies that succeed in confusing me. this was a wonderful book, though, that kept up my interest. i'm looking forward to reading more of his work.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mz

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  3. 4 out of 5

    Owen Spencer

    This book should be required reading for anyone interested in both psychology and paranormal phenomena. An even better title might have been "Psychology and the Supernatural". I say that because the word "occult" is often closely associated with concepts of evil. In this book Jung describes his experiences while studying spirit phenomena and provides (sometimes) plausible scientific explanations for many of the various "paranormal" events that he witnessed. What I found most interesting was the This book should be required reading for anyone interested in both psychology and paranormal phenomena. An even better title might have been "Psychology and the Supernatural". I say that because the word "occult" is often closely associated with concepts of evil. In this book Jung describes his experiences while studying spirit phenomena and provides (sometimes) plausible scientific explanations for many of the various "paranormal" events that he witnessed. What I found most interesting was the way Jung's earlier writings differed from his later ones. He was quite skeptical of spiritual explanations early in his career, but his later writings clearly indicate his belief that reality may actually include spiritual components, and that doubters ought to open their minds and objectively examine the existing evidence in favor of paranormal explanations. If you haven't read any Jung yet, start with something else. But those who have read his basic writings would do well to continue with this excellent book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

    "...in this age of materialism - the inevitable consequence of rationalistic enlightenment - there has been a revival of the belief in spirits, but this time on a higher level." "Rationalism and superstition are complementary. It is a psychological rule that the brighter the light, the blacker the shadow; in other words, the more rationalistic we are in our conscious minds, the more alive becomes the spectral world of the unconscious." Despite his dissertation, "On the Psychology and Pathology of "...in this age of materialism - the inevitable consequence of rationalistic enlightenment - there has been a revival of the belief in spirits, but this time on a higher level." "Rationalism and superstition are complementary. It is a psychological rule that the brighter the light, the blacker the shadow; in other words, the more rationalistic we are in our conscious minds, the more alive becomes the spectral world of the unconscious." Despite his dissertation, "On the Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena" being rather dull; the essays following were incredibly illuminating concerning the psychologization of the occult.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alex Obrigewitsch

    This selection or writings reveals an interesting shift in Jung's thinking on so-called occult phenomena. Moving from an overtly scientific and rational viewpoint to one of attempting to conceptualize the experiences of the unconscious, one can follow (in ways) Jung's transitional transcendence of reason into a thought functioning through the conjunction of opposites. This selection or writings reveals an interesting shift in Jung's thinking on so-called occult phenomena. Moving from an overtly scientific and rational viewpoint to one of attempting to conceptualize the experiences of the unconscious, one can follow (in ways) Jung's transitional transcendence of reason into a thought functioning through the conjunction of opposites.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bastard Travel

    My boy Hot Carl steps up to the plate in order to bust some ghosts. Unfortunately, he was working with the incredibly limited toolkit they had around the turn of the century, so he took a good, hard, squinty look at this shrieking possession case -- nowadays it would be diagnosed as DID or Histrionic, depending on whether or not the headshrinker general believed the patient was malingering or not -- and he said "My prognosis is this bitch is so hysterical that her brain went defective." Still, he My boy Hot Carl steps up to the plate in order to bust some ghosts. Unfortunately, he was working with the incredibly limited toolkit they had around the turn of the century, so he took a good, hard, squinty look at this shrieking possession case -- nowadays it would be diagnosed as DID or Histrionic, depending on whether or not the headshrinker general believed the patient was malingering or not -- and he said "My prognosis is this bitch is so hysterical that her brain went defective." Still, he stuck it out until she shook it off in like, 6 weeks, and now she's a productive member of society. So that's a much happier ending than any of Freud's case studies I've read.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kyla Ward

    This collection of writings, spanning over sixty years, is slight but provocative. Jung's handling of the questions of belief and proof (as psychological phenomena in themselves), his report of a haunting experienced by himself and a friend, and the utter gems of expression in pieces such as "The Soul and Death" inspire one (or at least me) to pursue his work. This collection of writings, spanning over sixty years, is slight but provocative. Jung's handling of the questions of belief and proof (as psychological phenomena in themselves), his report of a haunting experienced by himself and a friend, and the utter gems of expression in pieces such as "The Soul and Death" inspire one (or at least me) to pursue his work.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Cypress Butane

    Good start but the copy I read was short and I know there has got to be a lot more in Jung's writing about the paranormal. The most interesting part was his first published piece, his dissertation On the Psychology and the Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena, just because it was so nebulous. Good start but the copy I read was short and I know there has got to be a lot more in Jung's writing about the paranormal. The most interesting part was his first published piece, his dissertation On the Psychology and the Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena, just because it was so nebulous.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    An interesting read, but not the greatest.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Robert Ingram

    I love how Freud and Jung referred privately to occultism as spookery.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Edward Taylor

    Jung explores the psychological side of the occult practices of his time, including clairvoyance, psychometry, somnambulism (at that time, considered "otherworldly"), and corpse bothering (speaking to the dead) with easy explanations that are not condescending nor ignorant of the facts of the situation. I find it funny that I had just finished Fight Club where some of these items are discussed at length in regard to the narrator (protagonist) but won't specify here as I don't want to spoil it for Jung explores the psychological side of the occult practices of his time, including clairvoyance, psychometry, somnambulism (at that time, considered "otherworldly"), and corpse bothering (speaking to the dead) with easy explanations that are not condescending nor ignorant of the facts of the situation. I find it funny that I had just finished Fight Club where some of these items are discussed at length in regard to the narrator (protagonist) but won't specify here as I don't want to spoil it for anyone.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    Jung is such a fascinating mess . . . his case studies are interesting (i.e., the actual psychology stuff), but then he interprets the case studies according to the most batshit "dorm room theology" imaginable, like an undergraduate reading Nietzsche, Boehme, and the Kabbalah for the first time and thinking he's figured out a new 'science' of human existence, instead of just warmed-over nineteenth-century German mysticism (with a dash of Joseph Campbell’s shallow mythological word-salad ‘analysi Jung is such a fascinating mess . . . his case studies are interesting (i.e., the actual psychology stuff), but then he interprets the case studies according to the most batshit "dorm room theology" imaginable, like an undergraduate reading Nietzsche, Boehme, and the Kabbalah for the first time and thinking he's figured out a new 'science' of human existence, instead of just warmed-over nineteenth-century German mysticism (with a dash of Joseph Campbell’s shallow mythological word-salad ‘analysis’, which is in the Jungian tradition, I suppose).

  13. 5 out of 5

    Diletta Anselmi

    3.8

  14. 4 out of 5

    Dina

    Utterly fascinating. I also admire that author despite all his intelligence avoids making final conclusions and admits that there is a lot we don't yet know. Utterly fascinating. I also admire that author despite all his intelligence avoids making final conclusions and admits that there is a lot we don't yet know.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ginta

    Just perfect.

  16. 4 out of 5

    M●13RA

    8.1/10

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jenna Nieminen

    Very intriguing dissertation on an endlessly fascinating topic, and a valuable piece of history of Psychology, too.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Valentine

  19. 4 out of 5

    John

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  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael Banks

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  28. 4 out of 5

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  29. 5 out of 5

    Travis Anderson

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