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Imagery pp 113-130 | Cite as

Images of Individuation: A Jungian Approach to the Psychology of Imagery

  • John R. Battista

Abstract

Jung is not generally appreciated as a pioneer in the study of imagery. Yet Jung dedicated his life to understanding the relationship between imagery and psychological development, a process he called individuation (Jung, 1916a, 1916b, 1933, 1939, 1945, 1967, 1968a, 1968b, 1970). In the course of these studies he made three important discoveries. First, that images serve to compensate for the limited perspective of our conscious awareness. Second, that there is a patterned series of images which parallel the individuation process. Third, that cultivating and attending to these images can facilitate the process of individuation.

Keywords

Barren Field Individuation Process Animus Figure Human Wisdom Barb Wire Fence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Battista
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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