Man and His Symbols is a famous book edited by Carl Jung. He was one of the great doctors of all time and one of the great thinkers of that century. His object always was to help men and women to know themselves, so that by self-knowledge and thoughtful self-use they could lead full, rich, and happy lives.

In his book there are following parts:

  • Part 1. Approaching The Unconscious

  • Part 2 Ancient Myths and Modern Man Joseph L. Henderson The Eternal Symbols

  • Part 3  The Process of Individuation M.-L von Franz  The Pattern of Psychic Growth

  • Part 4 Symbolism in the Visual Arts Aniela Jaffe

  • Part 5 Symbolis in Individual Analysis Jolande Jacobi

The book is a great work describing symbols and symbolism which cannot be completely explained. It is psychology.

Dreams and feeling and our attitude towards different kinds of icons like Coca Cola, Nokia, Bible or sudden dead are strongly personal. Many features of our behavior depend on our temper or our personal characteristic inherited in our birth day.

Symbolism and symbolic analysis

Symbolic analysis, presented in this blog, is the opposite of Jung’s work. In it symbols are imagined to be either formal or known. If some symbol is not known and not formal, it can be skipped if it is not relevant. If it is relevant and not known, there should be a learning process in order to make it familiar to the user. We cannot do a systematic learning process for dreams and for other typical phenomenon described in Jung’s book. However, the book is nice to be read with its great figures and photos. And it describes the real unfamiliar life of everybody.

There are two kinds of symbols: the one of Psychology and the one for formal notations like Computer science.