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Memories, Dreams, Reflections

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'I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings. It is these that make up the singularity of my life, and with these my autobiography deals.' (Carl Gustav Jung) In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking. The result is an absorbing piece of self-analysis: a frank statement of faith, philosophy and principles from one of the great explorers of the human mind. Covering everything from Sigmund Freud, analytical psychology and Jungian dream interpretation to a forthright discussion of world myths and religions, including Christianity, Buddhism and other religions, these final reflections on an extraordinary life are a fitting coda to the work of Carl Gustav Jung. It was Jung who observed and named key human characteristics such as the introvert, the extrovert, the animus, the anima, and other concepts such as archetypes (the wise old man, the mother), the collective unconscious, the complex and many more. His studies took him into many fields - religion, anthropology, archeology and literature - which instructed his clinical work. This extraordinary breadth gave him views of humanity and culture that still resonate deeply. Memories, Dreams, Reflections is a remarkable document showing a man of great depth, humility and perspicacity. Once heard, it is never forgotten. Aniela Jaffé's introduction is read by Elizabeth Proud.

©1963 Collins Routledge Kegan and Paul (P)2016 Ukemi Productions

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The Red Book: A Reader's Edition

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UPDATE: In response to listener feedback, this audio edition of The Red Book has now been revised to exclude footnotes in the reading. An audio edition of the famous Red Book text and essay. The Red Book, published to wide acclaim in 2009, contains the nucleus of C. G. Jung's later works. It was here that he developed his principal theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation that would transform psychotherapy from treatment of the sick into a means for the higher development of the personality. As Sara Corbett wrote in the New York Times, "The creation of one of modern history's true visionaries, The Red Book is a singular work, outside of categorization. As an inquiry into what it means to be human, it transcends the history of psychoanalysis and underscores Jung's place among revolutionary thinkers like Marx, Orwell and, of course, Freud." The Red Book: A Reader's Edition features Sonu Shamdasani's introductory essay and the full translation of Jung's vital work in one audiobook. The Red Book is skillfully narrated by Mike Fraser.

©2009 The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung; translation copyright by Mark Kyburz, John Peck, and Sonu Shamdasani. Introduction and notes copyright by Sonu Shamdasani (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Mike Fraser
Author: C. G. Jung
Length: 20 hrs
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Psychological Types

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In the 21st century, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) remains one of the key figures in the field of analytical psychology - and Psychological Types, or The Psychology of Individuation, published in 1921, is one of his most influential works. It was written during the decade after the publication of Psychology of the Unconscious (1912), which effectively ended his friendship and collaboration with Sigmund Freud. Whereas the earlier work had clearly marked Jung’s psychoanalytical divergence from Freud it is the Psychology of Types that fully clarifies and presents the nature, quality and characteristics of his analytical psychology.  The work, which was in part a consequence of his need to reconcile the competing theories of Freud, whom he regarded as extraverted, and Alfred Adler, whom he saw as introverted, develops his concept of descriptive categories for understanding the human mind in terms of the two essential attitude types: introversion and extraversion.  These basic attitudes operate in tandem with four principal interacting functions of consciousness which Jung identifies as sensation and intuition, which are functions of perception, and thinking and feeling, which are functions of judgment.  The eight resulting psychological types are then explored, described, identified, characterised and explained in considerable detail, with a soaring range of examples drawn from the whole of human history, culture and experience. In his efforts to explore and illuminate the nature of the unconscious mind and indeed the collective unconscious, he investigates the problems posed by the differing psychological types and how these have manifested from classical and medieval times to the 20th century.  His observations range from Aristotle, Socrates and Plato to Tertullian and Origen, and from Abélard and Master Eckhart to Martin Luther and the problem of transubstantiation. Jung takes the listener on an odyssey of human thinking. He considers the problem of types in the works of Schiller and Goethe, and Spitteler and his treatment of the Prometheus myth.  He contrasts idealism and realism, the Apollonian and the Dionysian in Nietzsche, and explores a host of philosophical and religious sources from the Bible to Taoism to Brahminism. He considers the nature of the reconciling symbol in Spitteler before analysing the nature of types in modern philosophy, aesthetics and biography, giving detailed consideration to William James’ characteristic pairs of opposites and Furneaux Jordan’s ‘character sketch of the emotional types’.  Jung goes on to fully identify and describe the characteristic differences between the extraverted and introverted types and provides an extensive chapter on definitions to fully clarify the meaning of the language he employs and make his meaning more accessible. Authoritatively read by Martyn Swain for Ukemi Audiobooks, Psychological Types is an inexhaustible treasure chest of ideas and creative inspiration worth listening to time and time again.

©2019 C. G. Jung (P)2019 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Martyn Swain
Author: C. G. Jung
Length: 24 hrs and 3 mins
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Modern Man in Search of a Soul

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This collection of 11 wide-ranging lectures which appeared originally in 1933 was based on lectures previously given when Jung was in the process of absorbing a considerable period of study of Eastern religions, Gnosticism and other religious sources.  It was a time, according to the translator Cary F. Baynes, ‘when the Western world stands on the verge of a spiritual rebirth...after a long period of outward expansion, we are beginning to look inside ourselves once more.’ Before the decade was out, this optimistic viewpoint was to be shattered by war. But the insights in this book remain undiminished in the 21st century.  There are 10 lectures: 'Dream Analysis in its Practical Application'; 'Problems of Modern Psychotherapy'; 'Aims of Psychotherapy', 'A Psychological Theory of Types'; 'The Stages of Life'; 'Freud and Jung – Contrasts; Archaic Man'; 'Psychology and Literature'; 'The Basic Postulates of Analytical Psychology'; 'The Spiritual Problem of Modern Man'; and finally 'Psychotherapists or Clergy'.  Modern Man in Search of a Soul appeared shortly after Freud’s ‘Civilization and its Discontents’ and ‘The Future of an Illusion’ which took a very different, even dismissive, view of religion – and Jung looks openly at their differing positions, offering a more inclusive, overarching view of man’s spiritual search, one capable of acknowledging and learning from the attitudes and belief systems of ‘primitive man’ at one with his environment. In the same way he acknowledges the ‘complicated psychic activities’ involved in literature, drawing on writers as varied as Goethe, Melville and Conan Doyle in his reflections. In The Spiritual Problem of Modern Man, Jung, fresh from his studies in Kundalini yoga and other Eastern traditions, is hopeful about the new attempts to bring together Western and Eastern thought leading to a more substantial ‘psychic reality.’ So many of his declarations in this Collection have proved to be stepping stones to where we are now, and he concludes boldly with his final essay where he considers the roles of the psychotherapist and the priest when faced with ‘spiritual suffering.’ Nearly a century since its appearance, Modern Man in Search of a Soul continues to be one of Jung’s most approachable and popular books.

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Narrator: Martyn Swain
Author: C. G. Jung
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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The Undiscovered Self

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In The Undiscovered Self Jung explains the essence of his teaching for an audience unfamiliar with his ideas. He highlights the importance of individual responsibility and freedom in the context of today's mass society and argues that individuals must organise themselves as effectively as the organized mass if they are to resist joining it.  To help them achieve this he sets out his influential programme for achieving self-understanding and self-realisation. The Undiscovered Self is a book that will awaken many individuals to the new life of the self that Jung visualised. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) founded the analytical school of psychology and developed a radical new theory of the unconscious.

©1958 Carl Gustav Jung (P)2020 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: David Rintoul
Author: C. G. Jung
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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The Connected Discourses of the Buddha

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This volume offers a complete translation of the Sam?yutta Nika¯ya, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, the third of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon.  The Sam?yutta Nika¯ya consists of 56 chapters, each governed by a unifying theme that binds together the Buddha's suttas or discourses.  The chapters are organised into five major parts. The first, 'The Book with Verses', is a compilation of suttas composed largely in verse. This book ranks as one of the most inspiring compilations in the Buddhist canon, showing the Buddha in his full grandeur as the peerless 'teacher of gods and humans'. The other four books deal in depth with the philosophical principles and meditative structures of early Buddhism. They combine into orderly chapters all the important short discourses of the Buddha on such major topics as dependent origination, the five aggregates, the six sense bases, the seven factors of enlightenment, the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths.  Among the four large Nikayas belonging to the Pali Canon, the Sam?yutta Nika¯ya serves as the repository for the many shorter suttas of the Buddha where he discloses his radical insights into the nature of reality and his unique path to spiritual emancipation. This collection, it seems, was directed mainly at those disciples who were capable of grasping the deepest dimensions of wisdom and of clarifying them for others, and also provided guidance to meditators intent on consummating their efforts with the direct realisation of the ultimate truth.  The present work begins with an insightful general introduction to the Sam?yutta Nika¯ya as a whole. Each of the five parts is also provided with its own introduction, intended to guide the listener through this vast, ocean-like collection of suttas. Distinguished by its lucidity and technical precision, this new translation makes this ancient collection of the Buddha’s discourses accessible and comprehensible to the thoughtful listener of today.  Like its two predecessors in this series, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha is sure to merit a place of honour in the library of every serious student of Buddhism.  Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk originally from New York City. Ordained in Sri Lanka in 1972, he has been for many years the president and editor of the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy. His previous publications include several other important translations from the Pali Canon, including a revised and annotated version of Bhikkhu Ñanamoli’s translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2000 Bhikkhu Bodhi (P)2020 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Length: 57 hrs and 58 mins
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Psychology of the Unconscious

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Published first in 1912, Psychology of the Unconscious was one of the most important stepping stones in the development of Jung’s thought and practice. It has a long subtitle: A Study of the Transformations and Symbolisms of the Libido. A Contribution to the History of the Evolution of Thought. This expressed the underlying impetus - a break from the view of the libido and its functions as taught by Sigmund Freud, which Jung had earlier adopted. It was from this point that the two approaches, which came to be known as the Swiss and Viennese schools, emerged.  As Jung’s translator, Beatrice M Hinkle, writes in her preface: ‘In this work Jung has plunged boldly into the treacherous sea of mythology and folklore, the productions of the ancient mind and that of the common people, and turned upon this vast material the same scientific and painstaking method of psychologic analysis that is applied to the modern mind, in order to reveal the common bond of desire and longing which unites all humanity, and thus bridge the gaps presumed to exist between ancient and widely separated peoples and those of our modern time.’  Jung bases the work on the Miller Fantasies, a collection of writings and poems written by an American woman, Frank Miller, published by another Swiss psychologist. Jung looked at these fantasies, tracing their mythological and cultural influences and inferences, religious, sexual, literary and emotional. The range is enormously wide as he refers to different world traditions including Christian, Mithraic, Judaic and Greek religious traditions; he quotes poetry ranging from Goethe and Hölderlin to Longfellow and even Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac makes an appearance.  Epics abound, from Gilgamesh to the Ramayana, the Rig Veda and the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Sexual attitudes and practices are discussed in terms of the Miller fantasies as well, covering the mores of different societies, including incest, violence and sexual assault.  It is a rich and challenging text in which analyses of magic and myth abound. Divided into two parts, it discusses diverse topics in 'Concerning the Two Kinds of Thinking' and 'The Hymn of Creation in Part I'. And in Part II, it goes on to explore 'Aspects of the Libido', 'The Transformation of the Libido', the 'Unconscious Origin of the Hero', 'The Symbolism of the Mother and of Rebirth' and 'The Sacrifice'. It opens with an introduction in which Jung, referring to Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, discusses the relation of the incest fantasy to the Oedipus legend - and argues that it is necessary to delve further into historical material to understand individual analysis more fully. So, right from the start, Carl Gustav Jung goes down the path that was to make his investigation into the mind and its processes so distinct.  This rich and broadly encompassing text is skilfully presented by Martyn Swain. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

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Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
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The Conception of the Unconscious

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Jung contends that the personal unconscious consists of more or less superficial layers, but that it rests upon a deeper layer, which does not derive from personal experience; it is not a personal acquisition but an inborn quality. He calls the deeper layer the collective unconscious and explains that it is universal; it contains images and modes of behavior that are more or less similar everywhere, in all individuals. Jung describes the collective unconscious as a common psychic substrate of a suprapersonal nature which is present in every human being. As opposed to the personal unconscious which consists mostly of complexes, the collective unconscious contains archetypes. The concept of the archetype, which is closely associated with the idea of the collective unconscious, refers to the existence of definite forms in the psyche which appears to be present always and everywhere.

Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Joseph Gomez
Author: C. G. Jung
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology

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Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology comprises a selection of key writings and lectures by Carl Gustav Jung produced between 1902 and 1916, which are presented in chronological order. As such they provide a fascinating exposition of the nature and essence of the psychological content of psychoses and neuroses, as explored and discovered by Dr Jung in the early years of his long and distinguished career. 

The collection opens with ‘On the Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena' (1902) - a particular interest of the time; it continues with 'The Association Method' (1909), 'The Significance of the Father in the Destiny of the Individual' (1909), 'A Contribution to the Psychology of Rumour' (1911) and 'On the Significance of Number-Dreams' (1911). Psychoanalysis is specifically dealt with in three chapters, an essay, a lecture and a correspondence all dating from 1913. Other subjects are covered, including dreams and psychoses, and there is an extended essay on 'The Psychology on the Unconscious Processes', (1916, revised in 1917). The collection concludes with 'The Conception of the Unconscious', the lecture given in 1916 to the Zurich School for Psychology, with which Jung had become increasingly identified. 

In a sense these early works could be considered a road map of Jung’s thinking on analytical psychology. In these later chapters (14 and 15) which contain many of Jung’s conclusions, we are given a fascinating description of a journey of investigation and discovery into the workings of the human mind and we can understand how Dr Jung developed his thinking pertaining to the ideas of introversion and extroversion, which have proved to be so essential and influential in the discipline of psychology. 

Jung also explains how, despite their well-documented differences of interpretation and their public falling out, he agrees with Freud that neurosis stems from repression, but he differs with the founder of the Vienna school regarding the origin of repression. Where Freud focused wholly on sexuality, Jung explains repression as resulting from a tendency towards a one-sided adaptation to the demands of life, determined by the extent of any given individual’s degree of introversion or extroversion. He contrasts the approaches of Freud and Adler, characterising them as focusing on infantile hedonism and power-seeking respectively. While accepting that these analyses may well be accurate very often, he ultimately considers them to be too reductive. Interestingly, he by no means rejects the importance of the role of sexuality in these processes, but rather repositions it. He does not accept its exclusivity and focuses on the importance of symbolism in mental life.  

He regards causality as a point of view and the causal explanation of daily life is considered to be essentially mechanistic, contrasting it with the ‘final’ viewpoint. He dismisses the Freudian emphasis on the overriding role of sexuality and points out the functional importance of the symbol in the life of the mind and its importance to the further development of humankind. A PDF for download accompanies this recording. It provides detailed diagrams and tables used by Dr Jung as explanatory and supporting evidence for Chapter II, 'The Association Method'.

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Narrator: Martyn Swain
Author: C. G. Jung
Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
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The Undiscovered Self

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These two essays, written late in Jung's life, reflect his responses to the shattering experience of World War II and the dawn of mass society. Among his most influential works, The Undiscovered Self is a plea for his generation - and those to come - to continue the individual work of self-discovery and not abandon needed psychological reflection for the easy ephemera of mass culture. Only individual awareness of both the conscious and unconscious aspects of the human psyche, Jung tells us, will allow the great work of human culture to continue and thrive. Jung's reflections on self-knowledge and the exploration of the unconscious carry over into the second essay, "Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams", completed shortly before his death in 1961. Describing dreams as communications from the unconscious, Jung explains how the symbols that occur in dreams compensate for repressed emotions and intuitions. This essay brings together Jung's fully evolved thoughts on the analysis of dreams and the healing of the rift between consciousness and the unconscious, ideas that are central to his system of psychology. This edition of Jung's classic work includes a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London.

©1990 C. G. Jung (P)2021 Jung LLC

Narrator: William Dane
Author: C. G. Jung
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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Below the Bones

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A Wall Street Journal bestseller. A former FBI special agent must come out of retirement to solve a murder in the fifth novella in the Widow’s Island series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot. Former FBI special agent Cate Wilde is a new bakery and bookstore owner - and retirement is now complete with a doctor boyfriend. Although she struggles with PTSD, the sweet life she’s living is a far cry from the gruesome work she left behind six months ago. But when skeletal remains turn up on Widow’s Island - and the MO of the killer is too familiar to Cate - the dream comes to an abrupt end. What if the case she solved eight years ago isn’t as closed as she thought? Her hometown needs her, and despite her mental health and her boyfriend’s protests, she has no choice but to return to her dangerous past life. Soon Cate is in a desperate race to stop a cold-blooded murderer from killing again, once and for all…only this time, she’ll have so much more to lose.

©2020 Oceanfront Press Company. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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