A Matter of Heart


Matter of Heart is a compelling portrait of Carl Gustav Jung, whose extraordinary genius and humanity reached far beyond the sometimes exclusive realm of psychiatry into redefining the essential nature of who we are and what we hope to become. More than a linear biography, the film presents a fuller perspective on this humanist, healer, friend, and mentor, through the skillful interweaving of rare home movies, valuable archival footage, and a wealth of interviews with such notables as Sir Laurens van der Post, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Joseph Henderson, M.D.

In 1985, after five years of work, reviewing the original footage, and collecting additional film and photo material, a feature length documentary film, MATTER OF HEART, was written and produced. This film was first launched in 35mm format and shown in theaters throughout the United States and in major cities in Canada, England, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, South America, and South Africa. It received much positive critical acclaim and was viewed by thousands of people in theaters, at film festivals, and in small private showings.

In 1987, the U.S. Consul General to Switzerland, Louis Segesvary, held a party at his embassy home in Zurich and invited Jungians and many friends to celebrate the success of this film. Franz Jung, Jung’s son, attended this showing and gave his approval for the way the film portrayed, in a sensitive and truthful manner, Jung’s relationship with Toni Wolff , his relationship to his wife Emma, and his family as well. Sir Laurens van der Post, who had been filmed in London, also attended this event and gave his blessings for the project.

Available for sale through the C.G. Jung Institute Bookstore

Remembering Jung Series

The entire series in DVD is now available in American format. To mark the completion of the Series there is a special discount being offered. Purchase of the full set of DVDs [all 32] for $550, a savings of $120 off the individual purchase price.

Note: A special price of $500 applies to IAAP members. Please contact our bookstore manager at 855-556-2296 or emailbookstore@junginla.org.

Gerhard Adler, Mary Bancroft, Dieter Baumann, Wolf Baumann, Heinrich Fierz, Michael Fordham, Gilda Frantz, Liliane Frey, Barbara Hannah, Joseph Henderson I, Joseph Henderson at 100 [Tom Kirsch], Joseph Henderson at 100 [Suzanne Wagner], Aniela Jaffe, Hilde Kirsch, James Kirsch, Rivkah Kluger & Yehezkel Kluger, William McGuire, C.A. Meier, Johanna Meier, Rudi Niehus, Maud Oaks, Gilles Quispel, Vera von der Heydt, Sir Laurens van der Post, M.L. von Franz, I (1977), M.L. von Franz, II (1977), M.L. von Franz, III (1979), Jane Wheelwright, Joseph Wheelwright, Lore Zeller.

In addition:  Matter of Heart

The next phase of production extended through the years 1986 to 2009. During these years 29 of the original interviews were produced as separate 60 minute presentations on video format called the REMEMBERING JUNG series. There are three separate, interviews of Dr. Marie Louise von Franz of Zurich, Switzerland, and three separate interviews of Dr. Joseph Henderson of San Francisco. The last two of Henderson were filmed in the year of his 100th birthday. One of the most popular programs in the series is the interview of Sir Laurens van der Post, the renowned statesman and author who was a close friend of Jung. The technical producer for this series was Tee Bosustow of Bosustow Media Group. Suzanne Wagner served as Director and Editor of this series.

On the DVD cover of each interview is a list of all of the interviews produced thus far. Taken altogether this series offers a wealth of insights and stories illustrating the depth of Jung’s discoveries and their significance in our lives, individually and collectively. The REMEMBERING JUNG series presents a warm hearted, candid, and intimate view of Jung’s prodigious creativity and humanity.

The complete series is now in DVD format and is available for sale through the C.G. Jung Institute Bookstore.

The World Within: C.G. Jung in his own Words

"... the images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them or a shrinking of ethical responsibility deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life."

In The World Within, this idea is explored as we are given a glimpse inside Jung¹s Red Book, the diary in which he described his dreams and fantasies. In addition, he recorded these unconscious images with colorful paintings which appear throughout the film, along with his reflections upon their possible meaning. These are the creations, as Jung comments, "which have carried me out of time into seclusion, out of the present into timelessness.

Also included in The World Within is rarely seen footage of Jung himself interviewed in Switzerland. He talks at length about his work on dreams, memory, archetypal figures and the importance of ritual and fantasy.

In 1988, a second film was produced in the production studio of Tee Bosustow, a former editor for NBC, working independently in Santa Monica. 
[Outdoorinterview] This film, THE WORLD WITHIN, was produced in a 60 minute, 16mm film format. It is a lively introduction to Jung’s views on the reality of the psyche, and the benefits that result when consciousness is raised by attending to dreams and to the flow of imagination. Jung himself is shown in interviews taken earlier in his life commenting on various aspects of the inner world. Rare film footage of images from Jung’s Redbook and of Jung carving stone at his Bollingen retreat are included. It is now available on DVD from Kino. Extras on this DVD format are short excerpts of interviews filmed of Gerhard Adler, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst from London who was co-editor of the Collected Works of Jung in English, of Liliane Frey, Ph.D. a Jungian Analyst and author from Zurich, and statesman and author, Sir Laurens van der Post of London.

The complete series is now in DVD format and is available for sale through the C.G. Jung Institute Bookstore.