The concept of archetypes and the collective unconscious represents the core of the analytical psychology of C. G. Jung. The book summarises an overview of the classical theory of archetypes and the archetypal stations of individuation process with Jung and his students as well as the theoretical development on the basis of research and findings from anthropology, human genetics and the neurosciences for the first time. This shows clearly that Jung's views must be comprehensively revised. The applications of the concept are illustrated by detailed case studies and dream series.
Professor Dr. Christian Roesler, Psychological Psychotherapist, is a lecturer at the C.G. Jung Institutes of Zurich and Stuttgart as well as Training Analyst at the Training and Further Education Institute for Psychoanalytically and Depth-Psychologically based Psychotherapy at the University Hospital of Freiburg (DGPT).