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Carl Jung’s Search for Permanence

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195157468
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0014
Carl Jung’s Search for Permanence

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This chapter focuses on the core of the story that led to Jung's vision of levitation, drawing on George Atwood and Robert Stolorow's Faces in a Cloud, Peter Homans' Jung in Context, and Jung's autobiography Memories, Dreams, Reflections. These three works have deepened the author's understanding of the collective unconscious, why Jung needed to invent it, and how he worked on it until he got it right. The chapter first describes the collective unconscious and discusses its hidden role in personality development. It then looks into the conditions that led to Jung's “discovery” of the collective unconscious and how it slowly evolved as a potential healer of his fractured sense of self.

Keywords: Carl Jung; levitation; flight; flying dreams; flying fantasies; collective unconscious; sense of self

Chapter.  7933 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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