Anthony Stevens argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing Western society.
This concise introduction explains clearly the basic concepts of Jungian psychology: The collective unconscious, complex, archetype, shadow, persona, anima, animus, and the individuation of the Self. Anthony Stevens examines Jung's views on such disparate subjects as myth, religion, alchemy, "synchronicity", and the psychology of gender differences.
He devotes separate chapters to the stages of life, Jung's theory of psychological types, the interpretation of dreams, the practice of Jungian analysis, and to the unjust allegation that Jung was a Nazi sympathiser.
©1994, 2003 Anthony Stevens; (P)2003 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.
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Very Good Content, Limited Navigability
For the record, this is the first audiobook I have downloaded. Concerning the content and delivery, high marks. A very good primer on Jung by Mr. Stevens, accessible without being simplistic, and Mr. Pigott-Smith delivers it well. I didn't notice any glaring content errors or other discrepancies.
My only disappointment is in the very limited navigability of the audiobook. It would be far more user-friendly if sections were presented as discrete audio chapters to which one could easily and immediately navigate. As it is, the audio book is presented in three great whopping sections of 1:15-1:18 each, meaning if you wish to review a section you heard a few minutes or an half-hour earlier, or similarly skip ahead, you're left with dragging the scrubber and crossing your fingers.
So: content is a five out of five. Navigability is (a generous) three out of five. Call it a four overall.