Carl Gustav Jung, II (1875 - 1961) MP

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Nicknames: "Karl Gustav II Jung"
Birthplace: Kesswil, Thurgau, Schweiz
Death: Died in Zürich, Schweiz
Managed by: Tobias Lukas Jungen
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About Carl Gustav Jung, II

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology. Jung is often considered the first modern psychologist to state that the human psyche is "by nature religious" and to explore it in depth. Though not the first to analyze dreams, he has become perhaps one of the most well known pioneers in the field of dream analysis.

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How the Jung's Became Swiss http://www.xici.net/d28782448.htm

C.J. Gung's parents were each a thirteenth child of well-known parents, so the union of a thirteenth Preiswerk daughter to a thirteenth Jung son was regarded as highly auspicious in a socially conscious Swiss culture imbued with equal parts of respect and fear for omens of any kind. Differences both overt and subtle were present at the beginning of the marriage and caused problems for as long as it lasted.

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According to Jung, dreams are a way of communicating and acquainting yourself with the unconscious. Dreams are not attempts to conceal your true feelings from the waking mind, but rather they are a window to your unconscious. They serve to guide the waking self to achieve wholeness and offer a solution to a problem you are facing in your waking life.

Jung views the ego as your sense of self and how you portray yourself to the world. Part of Jung's theory is that all things can be viewed as paired opposites: good/evil, male/female, or love/hate. So working in opposition to the ego, is the "counterego" or what he refers to as the shadow.

Although he was a theoretical psychologist and practicing clinician, much of his life's work was spent exploring other areas, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, sociology, as well as literature and the arts.

He considered the process of individuation necessary for a person to become whole. This is a psychological process of integrating the conscious with the unconscious while still maintaining conscious autonomy. Individuation was the central concept of analytical psychology.

Jungian ideas are routinely discussed in part by curriculum of introductory psychology course offerings with most major universities, and although rarely covered by higher level course work, his ideas are discussed further in a broad range of humanities. Many pioneering psychological concepts were originally proposed by Jung, including the Archetype, the Collective Unconscious, the Complex, and synchronicity. A popular psychometric instrument, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), has been principally developed from Jung's theories.

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Carl Gustav Jung, II's Timeline

1875
July 26, 1875
Kesswil, Thurgau, Schweiz
1903
February 14, 1903
Age 27
1904
December 26, 1904
Age 29
1906
February 8, 1906
Age 30
1961
June 6, 1961
Age 85
Zürich, Schweiz
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