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Jung Theories

Most of the Jung's theories regarding the structure and exploration of the psyche are covered in this site through themes and key-concepts (see the summary on the left).

First of all, you should know that Jung's approach of psyche has many sources of inspiration. We list some of them below:

    1. Jung's experience with the psychotics at the Burgholzli hospital under the guidance of Dr. Bleuler, mostly known because of his work on schizophrenia;

    2. Jung's own experiences with his association method;

    3. Jung's cooperation with Freud and his experience with the Freudian psychoanalysis, including the dream interpretation technique;

    4. Jung's exploration of the unconscious after he left Freud and the Psychoanalytic Association during his own confrontation with the archetypes and the Self;

    5. The insight gained from his studies on alchemical and astrological works, I Ching and the Eastern philosophies as well.

The basic theories of Jung are dealt with in the following sections of this site:

Jung and Dreams coverDream Interpretation.
A great deal of inspiration brought Jung in regard to the dream interpretation method. First of all, he applied the compensation concept and the prospective approach to the theory of dreams.

Concerning the interpretation, Jung added the amplification method consisting in finding additional material to the dream associations drawn from mythology, folklore, religion and so forth. This way he enlarged the genuine content of the dream to include more images and symbols that further help us understand its meaning.

More about his method may be found here.

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