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A Library Guide to Jung's Collected Works

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Reference publications: Trickster

Jung on the Trickster

Jung's essays on the Trickster archetype from the Collected Works:

Suggested readings adapted from Hopcke's (1999) A guided tour of the collected works of C. G. Jung, pp. 121-123.

Additional resources on the Trickster archeype

Print books available from the library:

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Bala, M. (2010). The clown: An archetypal self-journey. Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche, 4(1), 50–71.

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Bassil-Morozow, H. (2017). Loki then and now: The trickster against civilization. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 9(2), 84–96.


Beebe, J. (1981). The Trickster in the arts. The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, 2(2), 21-54. doi:10.1525/jung.1.1981.2.2.21


Chalquist, C. (2010). 'Hidden in what Is visible': Deliteralizing the gnostic worldview. Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche, 4(4), 46–64.

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Grevatt, W. K. (2018). Confronting the trickster: Crises and opportunity in the time of Trump—A Jungian perspective. Psychological Perspectives, 61(1), 43–47.


Kocot, M. (2019). On unruly text, or text-trickster: Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Ceremony” as healing. Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, (9), 292–315.

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Layard, J. (1958). Note on the autonomous psyche and the ambivalence of the trickster concept. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 3, 21–28.


Mills, M. A. (2001). The gender of the trick: Female tricksters and male narrators. Asian Folklore Studies, 60(2), 237–258.

       ATLA Religion Database

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

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Rutledge, G. E. (2017). Exploring an archetypal divide: Epics, tricksters, epic tricksters. Storytelling, Self, Society, 13(1), 1–32.

       Humanities International Complete

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