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Psychology of the Unconscious


MOFFAT, YAR'D AND COMPANY
NEW YORK
1916
Copyright, 1916, by
MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY
NEW YORK
All rights reserved
TRANSLATOR'S NOTE
THAT humanity is seeking a new message, a new light
upon the meaning of life, and something tangible, as it
were, with which it can work towards a larger under-
standing of itself and its relation to the universe, is
a
fact I think none will gainsay. Therefore, it has
seemed to me particularly timely to introduce to the
Eng-
lish-speaking world Dr. Jung's remarkable book, " Wand-
lungen und Symbole der Libido." In this work he has
plunged boldly into the treacherous sea of mythology
and
folklore, the productions of the ancient mind and that
of
the common people, and turned upon this vast material
the same scientific and painstaking method of
psychologic
analysis that is applied to the modern mind, in order
to
reveal the common bond of desire and longing which
unites all humanity, and thus bridge the gaps presumed
to exist between ancient and widely separated peoples
and
those of our modern time. The discovery of this under-
current affecting and influencing ancient peoples as
well
as modern serves as a foundation or platform from which
he proceeds to hold aloft a new ideal, a new goal of
attainment possible of achievement and which can be in-
tellectually satisfying, as well as emotionally
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