‘The Psychology of the Unconscious Processes’ by Carl Jung examines the fantasies of a patient whose poetic and vivid mental images assisted Jung in redefining libido as psychic energy which rises from the unconscious to manifest itself consciously in symbolic form. Jung's commentary on these fantasies reveals a wealth of symbolic parallels present in mythology, religion, ethnology, art and literature. In this book, Jung broke with the psychoanalytic tradition established by his mentor, Sigmund Freud. Rather than dealing with psychopathology, he seeks a symbolic meaning behind a given set of symptoms, looking at them within the wider context of the psyche. The author's role in the development of analytical psychology, a therapy which promotes psychological development and creativity, makes this a landmark work of psychology.