Map of the Soul - 7: Persona, Shadow & Ego in the World of BTS (Hardcover)

Map of the Soul - 7: Persona, Shadow & Ego in the World of BTS By Murray Stein, Leonard Cruz (Contribution by), Steven Buser (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Murray Stein, Leonard Cruz (Contribution by), Steven Buser (Contribution by)
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BTS did it again Map of the Soul: 7 is a capstone of a 2-album project intended to reveal the inner landscape of the human soul that is packed with rich symbolism and woven together with BTS's signature sound and moves. Starting with the lyrics, this book launches into a deep, engaging examination of the album in the light of the psychology of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. The many layers of meaning embedded in the number 7 are brought to light, along with several fundamental concepts of Jungian psychology.

Fans of BTS from around the world will marvel at the depth of meaning in the songs contained in Map of the Soul: 7. They take the listener into deep reflection upon the meaning of striving and ambition, the perils of worldly success, and the resiliency of the human spirit. These songs are landmarks on the soul's map that offer guidance for living and for relating to others and the world at large.

Like Carl Jung whose dreams anticipated the dark period of world wars the 20th Century witnessed, Dr. Stein suggests that the song Black Swan may be a collective foretelling of the dark, deadly period of the pandemic that overtook the world in early 2020. For 21st Century people caught in the profound complexities of modern life, Map of the Soul 7: Persona, Shadow & Ego in the World of BTS is like a compass that helps the seeker to find their way. BTS's body of work is equipping its fans with an invaluable map and this book is like a legend for their latest album. For their great service we should be profoundly grateful.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: BTS and the Number 7

Chapter 2: Reflections on the Lyrics of BTS' Map of the Soul: 7

Chapter 3: A Review of the Map of the Soul


Chapter 4: An Introduction to Persona

Chapter 5: BTS, Jung and the True Self

Chapter 6: Persona and Your Identity

Chapter 7: Love Yourself, Know Your Name, Speak Yourself


Chapter 8: An Introduction to Shadow

Chapter 9: The Shadow


Chapter 10: An Introduction to Ego

Chapter 11: The Ego

Chapter 12: Music: The Universal Language

***Please note: The cover on this title was updated on 5/21/2020. The interior is virtually identical.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781630518516
ISBN-10: 1630518514
Publisher: Chiron Publications
Publication Date: May 15th, 2020
Pages: 198
Language: English