Jung and Symbolism

ray scupin (scupin@LC.LINDENWOOD.EDU)
Thu, 15 Sep 1994 16:50:33 -0500

Dear Colleagues:

Does anyone know of a critical work dealing with Carl Jung's *Man
and His Symbols*? I'm interested in critical studies based on empirical
evidence of his conceptions of "collective consciousness" and notions of
universal symbology. I know that Victor Turner was influenced by Jungian
notions in his early work on the Ndembu. However, I have never seen a
good critical review of Jung by an anthropologist (or possibly someone in
the field of religious studies).

I have a number of students who read Joseph Campbell or Jung in
literature and mythology courses and become enthused by some of these
collective consciousness notions. I would like to assign some critical
work that carefully evaluates these Jungian concepts.

I would appreciate any assistance on this matter.

Thank you

Ray Scupin
Sociology/Anthropology Dept.
Lindenwood College
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St. Charles, MO 63301
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Not chaos-like, together crushed and bruised,
But, as the world harmoniously confused:
Where order in variety we see,
And where, though all things differ, all agree

Alexander Pope