I need some assistance with these assignment. carl jung and analytical psychology Thank you in advance for the help! Although these symbols could be unique to the individual, they generally spoke to the same basic underlying principles that affect the entire human race and, he suspected, were connected on a much deeper level.
In 1875, a man destined to forever divide the newly emerging field of psychoanalysis was born. Carl Gustav Jung was himself already divided at his birth, having been born to a poor nearly faithless country minister and a well-bred, aristocratic, and increasingly desperate woman of a proud family. Throughout his life, Jung worked to resolve his internal divisions by tracing the various sources of division within him. He hoped he would somehow be able to discover a means of forging deeper connections with other people. To some degree, the explorative path Jung followed mimicked the path of Sigmund Freud, today recognized as the founder of psychoanalysis, causing Jung to look to Freud as a mentor for some time. However, when his explorations began to lead him to different conclusions, the relationship between Jung and Freud fractured and they were never able to reconcile. One of the ways Jung’s studies differed was that he expanded his research into Eastern religions and philosophies. As he tried to break down the component parts of the philosophies of the West as well as those of the East, trying to find a higher truth in their convergence, Jung began to formulate his own concepts of mind and its workings. Some of these studies led him to look more fully into the area of dreams, mythology, religion, art, and, of course, philosophy. He continuously attempted to discover how these modes of thought connected and influenced each other, especially when he found similar ideas in widely different and sometimes mostly isolated parts of the world. The convergences he found were eventually collected into what Jung called archetypes and it was through these archetypes, conveyed to us from birth through folklore, myths, legends, philosophies, and .religions, that we learned the appropriate behaviors expected of us. .