Civilization in Transition

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Civilization in Transition is Volume 10 in The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, a series of books published by Princeton University Press in the U.S. and Routledge & Kegan Paul in the U.K. It contains essays bearing on the contemporary scene during the 1920s and 1930s, and on the relation of the individual to society. It includes papers focusing on the upheaval in Germany, and two major works of Jung's last years, The Undiscovered Self and Flying Saucers.[1]

In the earliest paper (1918), Jung theorized that the European conflict was essentially a psychological crisis originating in the collective unconscious of individuals. He gave this theory a much wider application, for example, in Flying Saucers, about the origins of a myth which he regarded as compensating the scientistic trends of the present technological era. An appendix contains documents relating to Jung's association with the International General Medical Society for Psychotherapy.[2]

Extensive detailed abstracts of each chapter are available online.[3]

See also[edit]


  • Jung, C.G. (1970). Civilization in Transition, Collected Works, Volume 10, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-09762-6
  • Jung, C.G. (1964). Civilization in Transition, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-06579-5
  1. ^ "Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 10: Civilization in Transition". Princeton University Press. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  2. ^ "Collected Works of C.G. Jung". (Click on this book's title to see the details). Routledge. Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  3. ^ "Abstracts : Vol 10 : Civilization in Transition". International Association for Analytic Psychology. Retrieved 2014-01-20.