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Flying Saucers by C. G. Jung

Flying Saucers (1958)

by C. G. Jung

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An interesting psychological analysis of the UFO phenomenon. Jung's tentative conclusion appearing to be that UFOs are both psychic and 'physical' events. ( )
  Karl_Beech | Aug 22, 2014 |
Although this book is a little dated it is still a excellent read. For me the Mind does play a very important aspect in this phenomena and the great man gives us some excellent insights into the collective psyche. ( )
  Arten60 | Apr 3, 2011 |
I was referred to this book by listening to a podcast from Terence McKenna. Tons of interesting points fill this short book. I knew it was going to be good when in the Introduction Jung writes, "As we know from ancient Egyptian history, they are manifestations of psychic changes which always appear at the end of one Platonic month and at the beginning of another. Apparently they are changes in the constellation of psychic dominants, of the archetypes, or 'gods' as they used to be called, which bring about, or accompany, long-lasting transformations of the collective psyche. This transformation started in the historical era and left its traces first in the passing of the aeon of Taurus into that of Aries, and then of Aries into Pisces, whose beginning coincides with the rise of Christianity. We are now nearing that great change which may be expected when the spring-point enters Aquarius." AS usual, Jung presents deep ideas very simply, making for easy understanding. ( )
  SMPhillips | Mar 26, 2011 |
Written in the late 1950s at the height of popular fascination with UFO's, psychologist Jung saw flying saucers as a modern myth. Focusing on the psychic aspect of UFOs, he saw them as a myth in the making, the centre of a quasi-religious cult, carriers of technological and salvationist fantasies.
  antimuzak | Feb 4, 2007 |
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While Jung is known mainly for his theories on the nature of the unconscious mind, he did have an interest in the paranormal. In this essay, Jung applies his analytical skills to the UFO phenomenon. Rather than assuming that the modern prevalence of UFO sightings are due to extraterrestrial craft, Jung reserves judgment on their origin and connects UFOs with archetypal imagery, concluding that they have become a "living myth." This essay is intriguing in its methodology and implications as to the nature of UFOs and their relation to the human psyche.

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