Key concept: Symbol

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Reference publications:

Dictionary definitions:

Samuels, A., Shorter, B., & Plaut, F. (1986). Symbol. In A critical dictionary of Jungian analysis (pp. 144-146). London, England: Routledge.

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Sharp, D. (Ed.). (1991). Symbol. In Jung lexicon: A primer of terms & concepts. http://www.cgjungpage.org/learn/jung-lexicon#symbol

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Quotes:

Jung, C. G. (2016). The Symbolic Life. In J. R. Harris & T. Woolfson (Eds.), The quotable Jung (pp. 56-68.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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Bibliography:

Dyer, D. R. (2001). Symbolic Life and Dreams. In Cross-currents of Jungian thought: An annotated bibliography (pp. 124-156). Boston, MA: Shambhala. Retrieved from: https://www.cgjungpage.org/learn/resources/cross-currents/755-cross-currents-chapter-7.

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Encyclopedic overviews:

Waldron, S. (2010). Symbol. In D. A. Leeming, K. Madden, & S. Marlan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (885-887). Retrieved from https://www.gale.com

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Struck, P. (2005). Symbol and Symbolism. In L. Jones (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Religion (2nd ed., Vol. 13, pp. 8906-8915). Detroit, MI: Macmillan. Retrieved from https://www.gale.com

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Guidebook:

Hopcke, R. H. (1999). Symbol. In A guided tour of the collected works of C. G. Jung (2nd ed., pp. 83-87). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

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Index to the Collected Works:

Forryan, B., & Glover, J. M. (1979). Symbol(s)(-ism) [index term]. In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 20). Retrieved from http://www.proquest.com.

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Jung on Symbol(s)(-ism)

Suggested readings adapted from Hopcke's (1999) A guided tour of the collected works of C. G. Jung, pp. 29-33.

Jung, C. G. (1964). Approaching the unconscious. In C. G. Jung & M-L. von Franz (Eds.), Man and his symbols (pp. 18-103). London, England: Aldus Books.

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Jung, C. G. (1967). Symbols of transformation (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.) (H. Read et al., Eds.),The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 5, 2nd ed.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1952)

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Jung, C. G. (1968). Individual dream symbolism in relation to alchemy (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 12, 2nd ed., pp. 39-224). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1936)

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Jung, C. G. (1968). Concerning mandala symbolism (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 9 pt. 1, 2nd ed., pp. 355-384). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1950)

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Jung, C. G. (1968). Mandalas (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 9 pt. 1, 2nd ed., pp. 385-390). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1955)

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Jung, C. G. (1968). A study in the process of individuation (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 9 pt. 1, 2nd ed., pp. 290-354). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1950)

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Jung, C. G. (1976). The symbolic life (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 18, pp. 267-290). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1954)

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Jung, C. G. (1976). Symbols and the interpretation of dreams. In H. Read et al. (Eds.), The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 18, pp. 183-264). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1964)

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Related resources available from the library:

Books:

Alderman, B. (2016). Symptom, symbol and the other of language: A Jungian interpretation of the linguistic turn. London, England: Routledge.

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Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. (1991). An encyclopedia of archetypal symbolism (B. Moon, Ed.). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

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Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. (1997). An encyclopedia of archetypal symbolism. Volume 2: The Body (G. Elder, Ed.). Boston, MA: Shambhala.

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Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. (2010). The book of symbols: Archetypal reflections in word and image (A. Ronnberg & K. Martin, Eds.). London, England: Taschen.

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Jacobi, J. S. (1959). Complex/archetype/symbol in the psychology of C. G. Jung. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.

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Adler, G. (1961). The living symbol: A case study in the process of individuation. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.

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Ferber, M. (1999). A dictionary of literary symbols. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press

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Gieser, S. (2014). Jung, Pauli, and the symbolic nature of reality. In H. Atmanspacher & C. A. Fuchs (Eds.), The Pauli-Jung conjecture and its impact todayT. (pp. 151–180). Charlottesville, VA: Imprint Academic.

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Taylor, J. (1998). The living labyrinth: Exploring universal themes in myths, dreams, and the symbolism of waking life. New York, NY: Paulist Press.

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Van Eenwyk, J. R. (1997). Archetypes & strange attractors: The chaotic world of symbols. Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books.

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Articles:

Charles, M. (2013). On the conservatism of post-Jungian criticism: Competing concepts of the symbol in Freud, Jung and Walter Benjamin. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 5(2), 120–139. https://doi.org/10.1080/19409052.2012.671184

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Hogenson, G. B. (2004). What are symbols symbols of? Situated action, mythological bootstrapping and the emergence of the Self. The Journal of Analytical Psychology, 49(1), 67–81. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0021-8774.2004.0441.x

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Rowland, S. (2011). Symbols that Transform: Trickster Nature in Detective Fiction. Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies, 7(2), 1–14.

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Rowland, S. (2015). Jung, art and psychotherapy re-conceptualized by the symbol that joins us to the wildness of the universe. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 7(2), 81–93. https://doi.org/10.1080/19409052.2014.905487

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Databases:

Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS)
"A pictorial and written archive of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from all over the world and from all epochs of human history. The collection probes the universality of archetypal themes and provides a testament to the deep and abiding connections that unite the disparate factions of the human family."

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