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the psychology of kundalini yoga: notes of seminar given in 1932 by c.g. jung-carl gustav jung-9780691006765

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF KUNDALINI YOGA: NOTES OF SEMINAR GIVEN IN 1932 BY C.G. JUNG

Psicología transpersonal

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Jung's seminar on Kundalini yoga, presented to the Psychological Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and of the symbolic transformations of inner experience. Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model for the developmental phases of higher consciousness, and he interpreted its symbols in terms of the process of individuation. Sonu Shamdasani has brought together the lectures and discussions from this seminar for the first time. This volume also offers newly translated material from Jung's German language seminars, a seminar by the indologist Wilhelm Hauer presented in conjunction with that of Jung, and Sir John Woodroffe's classic translatio…
Jung's seminar on Kundalini yoga, presented to the Psychological Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and of the symbolic transformations of inner experience. Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model for the developmental phases of higher consciousness, and he interpreted its symbols in terms of the process of individuation. Sonu Shamdasani has brought together the lectures and discussions from this seminar for the first time. This volume also offers newly translated material from Jung's German language seminars, a seminar by the indologist Wilhelm Hauer presented in conjunction with that of Jung, and Sir John Woodroffe's classic translation of the tantric text, the Sat-cakra-nirupana. "Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model of something that was almost completely lacking in Western psychology--an account of the development phases of higher consciousness.... Jung's insistence on the psychogenic and symbolic significance of such states is even more timely now than then. As R. D. Laing stated... 'It was Jung who broke the ground here, but few followed him.'"--From the introduction by Sonu Shamdasani Jung's seminar on Kundalini yoga, presented to the Psychological Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and of the symbolic transformations of inner experience. Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model for the developmental phases of higher consciousness, and he interpreted its symbols in terms of the process of individuation. With sensitivity toward a new generation's interest in alternative religions and psychological exploration, Sonu Shamdasani has brought together the lectures and discussions from this seminar. In this volume, he re-creates for today's reader the fascination with which many intellectuals of prewar Europe regarded Eastern spirituality as they discovered more and more of its resources, from yoga to tantric texts. Reconstructing this seminar through new documentation, Shamdasani explains, in his introduction, why Jung thought that the comprehension of Eastern thought was essential if Western psychology was to develop. He goes on to orient today's audience toward an appreciation of some of the questions that stirred the minds of Jung and his seminar

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CARL GUSTAV JUNG

CARL GUSTAV JUNG

Carl Gustav Jung inició su trayectoria profesional como psiquiatra en 1900 y pronto unió sus esfuerzos a los de Sigmund Freud y los psicoanalistas pioneros, detentando la presidencia de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Internacional durante sus primeros cinco años (1910-1914). Disuelta su alianza con Freud en los tensos momentos que desembocaron en la Primera Guerra Mundial, no abandonaría sin embargo la hipótesis de lo inconsciente en su estudio de la psique humana. Puede decirse que Jung desarrolló aspectos abandonados por el Psicoanálisis clásico, fundamentalmente la propositividad o finalidad psicológica y el aspecto colectivo e histórico de la psique individual. Ver ficha del autor
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