Jung’s work covers a wide range of personal and spiritual experiences including archetypes, individuation, shadows and the collective conscious.
An understanding of his work can be invaluable for navigating emergent experiences, particularly the dark night of the soul.
His work centres around the process of integrating our subconscious thoughts, behaviours and energies into our conscious lives in order to achieve wholeness.
This offers a vital balance to the more transcendent nature of a lot of spiritual practice.
Jung’s own writing is pretty impenetrable. I found this book, ‘Jung: A Very Short Introduction’, a useful and comprehensive overview of his life story and key ideas.
There are also a range of practical tools that have been developed based on Jung’s ideas, for example, the Myers Briggs test, which can be incredibly useful at helping us understand ourselves better.