Jung's analytical psychology derives from Freud's psychoanalysis,
there was strife, disagreement and disappointment shared between
these two great thinkers, resulting in a rift between once great
friends. Some key differences are presented below:
depicted the unconscious as a receptacle underlying the conscious
mind, whose task is to contain rejected and un-encountered
events, feelings, thoughts and experiences of the resenting
postulated two layers of the unconscious - a personal
unconscious, right under the conscious mind,
taking in personal psychic contents and down below the
collective unconscious, containing
the accumulating experience of all humanity.
of life is driven by sexuality and the underlying unconscious
contains nothing but feelings, thoughts experience and frustrations
of resulting unfulfilled sexual desires; hence the unconscious
is a bag full of pathology and in fact, so is life in general.
is much more to life than sexuality, which is but a part of
a greater wholeness, which underlies the process of
Individuation and constant search for meaning,
according to JUNG. The
unconscious has a compensatory regulating function, aiming
at healing, growth and individuation.
a disturbance to the psychic balance is a pathology
stemming from an unresolved sexual conflict, a complex
surrounding the person's sexual energy (libido).
JUNG it is not necessarily
a pathology, but rather a compensatory and regulatory
inclination of the unconscious to strive and resolve the unbalanced
equilibrium of the psyche as a whole.
there is much divergence between the Master (Freud) and his
ex-devotee (Jung), there is much in common too. One may sometimes
refer to psychoanalysis as "materialistic" and reductive,
while taking Jung to be the "spiritualistic" and holistic.