In this challenging and provocative work, Dr. Carl Jungâone of historyâs greatestÂ mindsâargues that civilizationâs future depends on our ability as individuals to resist the collective forces of society. Only by gaining an awareness and understanding of oneâs unconscious mind and true, inner natureââthe undiscovered selfââcan we as individuals acquire the self-knowledge that is antithetical to ideological fanaticism. But this requires that we face our fear of the duality of the human psycheâthe existence of good and the capacity for evil in every individual.
In this seminal book, Jung compellingly argues that only then can we begin to cope with the dangers posed by mass societyââthe sum total of individualsââand resist the potential threats posed by those in power.
âA passionate plea for individual integrity.ââThe New York Times Book Review