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Jung's Collected Works are now available at

b2ap3_thumbnail_banff12.jpgFor the past 2 years, I've been circulating a Dropbox link to a collection of files containing Jung's Collected Works, which someone had scanned.  Unfortunately, the text recognition feature on the scanner was imperfect, which made searching and reading frustrating. 

But I have good news Jung-o-philes!

First of all, Jung's Collected Works are now available at  For a reasonable subscription fee, you can download the complete Collected Works.

Second, someone was kind enough to send me a link to a Google Docs folder with the complete Collected Works.  You can download all but one of the volumes, Vol. 12: Psychology & Alchemy, which appears to be too large (probably because of the art).  Here is the link: 

 Collected Works

(I don't know how long it will be available though.)

A few things to know: There are 18 volumes of his Collected Works (not counting the bibliography and index) and they are not even complete.  Most citations to Jung's works refer numbered paragraphs of the Collected Works (i.e., CW 9ii: P 77).  Jung's Collected Works are not organized exactly chronologically. Most of the volumes consist of collections of essays written across Jung's career, with the exception of Volumes 5, 9(i), and 14, which are self-contained works. 

For Pagans interested reading just one volume of Jung's writings, I would recommend Vol. 11: Psychology and Religion.  It's over 600 pages.  It's the volume I find myself citing most often, as it explains the gods in terms of archetypes.  If you're really into mythology, then I would also recommend Vol. 5: Symbols of Transformation, which is Jung's revision of his 1912 Psychology of the Unconsciouos.  If you are an esotericist, then I would recommend Vols. 13 & 14, which are about spiritual alchemy.  And if you are more into the visionary, then definitely check out the Red Book (not part of the Collected Works), Jung's account of his visions and imaginings during his period of psychological breakdown following his split from Freud.

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