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A Library Guide to Jung's Collected Works

Explore Jungian psychology resources available from the Pacifica Graduate Library

Reference publications on Symbols & Symbolism

Jung on Symbols & Symbolism

Jung's essays on Symbols and Symbolism from the Collected Works:

Additional resources: Symbols & Symbolism


Ebooks available from the library:

Print books available from the library:


Journal articles available from the library:

Bradshaw, S., & Storm, L. (2013). Archetypes, symbols and the apprehension of meaning. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 5(2), 154–176.

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Charles, M. (2013). On the conservatism of post-Jungian criticism: Competing concepts of the symbol in Freud, Jung and Walter Benjamin. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 5(2), 120–139.

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Conger, J. (2012). A symbol hard as stone: The body and symbolic thought in the Freudian and Jungian traditions. Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche, 6(3), 44–57.


Hogenson, G. B. (2004). What are symbols symbols of? Situated action, mythological bootstrapping and the emergence of the Self. The Journal of Analytical Psychology, 49(1), 67–81.

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Rowland, S. (2011). Symbols that transform: Trickster nature in detective fiction. Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies, 7(2), 1–14.

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Rowland, S. (2015). Jung, art and psychotherapy re-conceptualized by the symbol that joins us to the wildness of the universe. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 7(2), 81–93.

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