The Undiscovered Self- A Review

The Undiscovered Self- A Review

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The Undiscovered Self- Carl G. Jung


Rating- 4.5 out of 5 stars!                      Four and a half stars out of five

Amazon Ratings- 4.4 out of 5 Stars

Price- 52.34 (hardback, limited left!), 7.52 (paperback)

Pros- Easy to understand, cheap paperback, integration of science and religion, easy read due to length, CARL JUNG WROTE IT!

Cons- Expensive hardback, focus on communism which was a huge threat during his time, atheist and communist may not like what he has to say about atheism (critical but not mean), dogmatic people may not like it either (again, critical but not mean)

 

Pages- 128

Recommend- Yes!

 


A Masterpiece by the Amazing Man Himself!

Okay, so you all know how much I admire Carl Jung. His work is vital for psychology and important for those who study the Occult too.

Carl Jung actually was a fan of Alchemy toward his later years, writing about it extensively, which I promise you I will get into in later post, when I reread those books, so I can write a proper review on them.

The Undiscovered Self is one of my favorite writings of Dr. Jung because it deals with important topics of religion and politics. Naturally, someone like me, who loves controversy, would like this book!


Controversial, but needed Truth for our day

I know this book was written by a man who saw communism as a very big threat, and at the time it was. Many people do not think that communism is such a big threat now, however, I would disagree!

I believe that communism is a very real threat to our society today, as the communist nations are strong, and on top of that, there is a small, but active, community here in the states advocating for the overthrow of the current government, and ushering in of communism.

Even if communism is not a threat, though, The Undiscovered Self is good to have because Dr. Jung talks about the importance of rebelling against a government that tries to control its people.


Communist are not the only ones!

Though he goes after the communist and the atheistic government in this book, he also goes after the dogmatists as well! What is a dogmatist? It is a person who says you must follow their beliefs or you are doomed to hell, or whatever.

You see, after reading The Undiscovered Self, I was surprised to see that Carl Jung had an idea on religion that is similar to what we view as spirituality in today time. Religion to him was a personal thing, that each individual must find within himself, and it’s based on the Collective Unconscious of mankind, and the symbols therein.

He viewed dogma as what we view religion today. A way of seeing life that says everyone else must live this way or be doomed. It’s interesting that he compared the dogmatist as one in line with the communist as both have the same goal of fear and control of another.


Why not a full five Stars?

I felt like this book is a great book for people who are into the occult and into politics in general, but it’s not for the general public, who will not always enjoy a book like this, and that’s okay!Communism is bad

Also, because of its strong condemnation of communism, it is clear that communism was an existential threat in Jung’s time, and that is undeniable. With China being rule by Mao, who caused the deaths of millions in his country, Stalin and the murders of his people, and the Korean war, there was a lot to worry about.

Jung even talks about the Berlin wall, which separated family members from one another. So this was something he had to deal with on a daily basis. Sure, communism is still a huge threat. But it is nothing compared to what it used to be, and hopefully, it diminishes even more.


Who is this for?

1. Psychology Majors

2. Political people

3. Religion enthusiasts

4. Those who are interested in the Occult and Self Knowledge

5. Those interested in being civil people who want to protect their rights


Who it is not for

1. Closed minded people

2. People who are die hard communists

3. People who are die hard dogmatists


So Now What?

I know that there is a lot to take in about this book! It has a lot going on for it, and I’m about to add a little more, especially for those who study the Occult!

This book is great for those who study the Occult simply because it talks about finding who we are, based off what is inside of us. In the Occult, we practice ceremonial magick to learn more about ourselves, to become one with who we truly are as a human being. I believe that this can be found within the Collective Unconscious. If you would like to learn more about the Collective Unconscious, click here! I have made a few posts about it!

With all that being said it’s time to get your copy! You don’t want to pass this book up! It’s a great book to start off with when reading Jung, because it is a light and easy read!

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Before I go, I will also leave you a video here. It is a video of Carl Jung, and you can watch it and see how profound this man really was. He had a deep understanding of the human psyche, and it is quite scary at times, some things he knew.

Leave a comment below to let me know what you think about Carl Jung, and his ideas behind this book! If you have any questions please leave those too! I love reading what you guys say, and I will always respond, even if it takes a day or two! Also, do not forget to subscribe below, that way you will be able to be notified when I make a new post, which I have limited to three times a week, due to some time restraints during the holidays. Thanks for reading!

16 thoughts on “The Undiscovered Self- A Review

  1. Michel

    This looks like a very interesting book, but tell me does it challenge people’s religious views as well?

    I like to read books like this as they make you think about things you normally wouldn’t think about and challenge yourself to look at other points of view.

    The communism side of things is always interesting and I see you suggest that people who are die-hard communists shouldn’t read this?

    Unfortunately, I don’t have 3 spare hours right now to sit and watch the video which looks very interesting but will bookmark to come back to later in the week.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Yeah, I don’t recommend it because they will merely trash it and I don’t think books should ever be trashed.   It definitely challenges religious ideas!

  2. Joy gateru

    Wow, I think I av been missing a lot from you, having gone through this article I have come to realize that I really need to get that book, the title itself is enticing someone to know more in it, the undiscovered self must be o book worth read, I consider it cheap according to the price attached to it, what I am shocked is that it has limit to some specified group of people, but I believe those are the ones who are against the content in it.i am sure to subscribe to your newsfeed to learn more about this and other related articles.

    Thank you.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Awesome!  Thank you so much!!  Ths book is a great book for anyone who is interested in bettering themselves through the means of psychology.

  3. PeterMinea

    Hello!

    In my opinion Carl Jung represents a deposit of science that is still to be discovered (there are people who have not got to study his opera).

    I think Communists can also be seen and understood as “dogmatists” about their own ideology. They struggled to force other people into abiding by their political rules, also by using plenty of cruel methods that led to horrible death tolls over the time. I am Romanian and I was born in 1990, shortly after Communism fell. Also, the city I live in (Pitești) hosted around 1950 perhaps the most terrible Communist political prison in the history of that regime, which was targeting the “re-education” of the inmates (moreover, the block I live in is right in the nearby of that area).

    Then, of course people who were brainwashed or “re-educated” by Communist torturers were no longer in the mood to explore their undiscovered self, or let’s say that they were rather given another self.

    Some day I should read Jung’s book, too. Thanks for recommending it to us!

    Best regards,

    Peter

    1. Jessie Mosley

      You are welcome and thank you so much for your story!  We often forget how important it is to listen to other people’s story, and yours is great.  I think you would enjoy Jung’s work.

  4. Kevin

    Hi Jessie, 

    Thank you for this review. It’s clear that this book is not for everyone, especially these days. I agree with the statement that communism to this day, is still a very real threat to society (take a look at China). People also tend to become more and more extreme in their beliefs, whether it’s political, religious or something entirely diferent. Believing or not believing in something is an entirely personal matter, and it should be treated as such. Therefore, I’m also not a big fan of dogmas. I might purchase this later on. I quite like politics and discussions like these, and my girl is very interested in psychology. Also, I’m going to be watching/listening to the video you added. 

    Thanks again! 

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you Kevin!  You are right that people get more and more extreme in their views.  China is a great view, and look at what is happening to Hong Kong.  It is terrible.

  5. Andrew

    Hi Jessie,

    I really enjoyed reading your review of the undiscovered self. As the book is quite old now, do you think it has stood the test of time? So many books from earlier eras are now not relevant as the modern world has changed so much. My daughter is studying psychology and I will mention the book to her as it may be of interest. Thanks again for a well informed review. Regards, Andrew

    1. Jessie Mosley

      I think it does because it deals with humankind and the struggle we have in power differences, whether it be from statists, or from dogmatist.

  6. David ben

    Wow the undiscorved self this looks interesting and worth a nice book I would buy it right away thanks for reviewing this book right because after read your short review on this I know the book is power packed and loaded ready to be off loaded.because I think this is what we all need to be able to discover what’s with us.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you!!  This book is great, and I believe many people can learn from it.

  7. David ben

    Hello there thanks for writing this review on this book it would be very help to every one,as a wise man once said discovery is key.after read this book there must be a change because after read this short review I have have discovered the book would be load with all we need to discover what is within us 

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Heck yeah!!!

  8. Mugalu Mansoor

    Thanks for this wonderful article once again about a new book written by Carl jung known as the undiscovered self for really I have loved it also since it talks about politics yet am a good politician and I hate communism. So am soon purchasing a copy for myself. Thanks once again admin

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Heck yeah!  Thank you!

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