Direct Cinema Limited is proud to present a remarkable video series that reveals the legendary psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, through the remembrances of those who knew him. Featuring interviews with twenty-four individuals who were friends and colleagues of Jung, REMEMBERING JUNG presents a rich composite portrait of one of the twentieth century's most influential figures, whose insights and theories are being rediscovered by universities, religious institutions and individuals in search of meaning in a fragmented culture. Offering an intimate view of Jung's prodigious creativity and humanity, REMEMBERING JUNG is also an engaging and broad-ranging introduction to his ideas and their practical application.
Hear the people who knew Jung personally, themselves outstanding pioneers in their own fields and the field of Analytical Psychology, share their reflections, reminiscences, and opinions about him and his effect on their lives and work. Heeding Jung's observation that "biographies should show people in their undershirts," the participants expose both Jung and themselves in all of their frailty, foibles and fullness.
Candid, provocative and inspiring, these interviews are a fascinating oral history of the early days of psychoanalysis and a rich repository of insights into a number of fundamental issues.
The Nature of the Analytical Process
The relation between analyst and patient, the phenomenon of transference, and the particulars of the journey of self-discovery and healing are explored from diverse viewpoints. As both analysts and patients involved with Jungian psychology from its earliest stages, the participants bring to the series a breadth and depth of experience that brilliantly illuminates this sometimes mysterious, life-enhancing process.
The Influence of Emma Jung and Toni Wolff
One of the most significant aspects of Jung's personal life was his intimate relationship with Toni Wolff, a former patient who later became an analyst and wrote a landmark paper on feminine typology. While neither she nor Jung's wife, Emma - herself an analyst in later years and the author of the major works, Anima and Animus and The Grail Legend-actually appears in the series, they are very much present, and their influence on Jung and others who knew them is repeatedly made clear.
Aging and Death
Filmed when the majority of respondents were in their seventies and eighties, the interviews frequently turn to the experiences and reflections associated with life's final passages, and how Jung's discoveries apply in this area . As these men and women confront their own mortality and consider the practical and philosophical aspects of the aging process, the series offers important insights into Jung's cosmology and an affirmative wisdom about what it means to be human.
A testament to the longevity and universality of Jung's ideas ...
REMEMBERING JUNG is an essential and invaluable video reference set for universities, libraries and Jung enthusiasts. It is an ideal supplement to the many books by and about Jung, as well as a perfect springboard for discussion of individuation and the nature of the psyche.
Born into a prominent Boston family in 1903, she attended Smith College and later worked as a journalist and novelist. During World War II, she was trained as a special agent in the Office of Strategic Services (now the C.I.A.). Curiosity and personal difficulty drew her to Jung, with whom she worked analytically for over ten years. Her published works include Autobiography of a Spy, The Inseparables and Upside Down in the Magnolia Tree.
"I know I wouldn't be alive today if it wasn't for what I learned from Jung. And I think I've seen that in several [people's] lives."
TOPICS: Experiences as a special agent working under Allen Dulles, head of the Office of Strategic Services; Jung's responses to the war; Jung's contribution to the modern world.
LILIANE FREY, PH.D.
Born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1901, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Zurich in 1933. She met Jung the following year and analyzed and worked with him until his death in 1961. A psychotherapist and lecturer, she was also a senior training analyst at the Jung Institute in Zurich. She is the author of From Freud to Jung and Nietzsche:A Psychological Approach to his Life and Work.
"Jung described in his letters how he draws the conclusion that we live always in two worlds. We live in the empirical world and we live in an eternal world ... Synchronistic events are due to the breaking in of eternity into our empirical world."
TOPICS: Jung as analyst and colleague; the research and writing of From Freud to Jung; Emma Jung and Toni Wolff as analysts; synchronicity and the mystery of death and rebirth; her experiences surrounding Jung's death.
DIETER BAUMANN, M.D.
Jung's grandson and the brother of Wolf Baumann, he was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1928. As a young man, he became interested in psychiatry and the work of his grandfather, and pursued a career as an analyst in Zurich and Milan, Italy. He has lectured in the United States and Canada and is often consulted by Americans who come to Zurich.
"He was an excellent cook and sailor. He had what the Greeks call techno. Techno means art and skill. I remember during the war, in the backyard at Bollingen, he planted corn. He invented a device to sow the corn."
TOPICS: Perceptions of Jung at various stages of his life; Jung's affinity for Eastern philosophy; his grief during World War II and his concern for the future of mankind; the importance of his tower retreat at Bollingen.
Born in Brighton, England in 1891, the daughter of a Dean in the Anglican Church, she studied art in Paris in the twenties. She traveled to Zurich to meet Jung after reading his article, "Woman in Europe," and later became an analyst and lecturer in Switzerland. Her books include A Biographical Memoir of Jung; Active Imagination: Encounters with the Soul and Striving Toward Wholeness.
"His best quality of all was his sense of humor. He really could just say the one thing. Schopenhauer said that humor was the only divine quality of man."
TOPICS: Jung's character in a variety of experiences; the problem of evil in modern times and the significance of confronting the darker side of life and of oneself; the limitations of her Christian upbringing; Jung's death.
Born in Schaffhausen in 1932, the brother of Dr. Dieter Baumann, he grew up in Zurich and obtained a law degree from the University of Zurich. Though he expressed an early interest in Jung's work, he turned to the fields of business and banking. Married and the father of two children, he lives and works in Basle.
"I think it's not important for me anymore, like for Jung, to know if there really is a God in the skies; but it is important to know that there are marks in the soul, marks of God. Archetypes, if you want."
TOPICS: Boyhood memories of Jung and Emma; misunderstandings of Jung and his work; the dangers of turning Jung into a prophet or "religious figure"; Jung's positive relationship to the earth and to nature; the effect of Jung's Answer to Job on Wolf's own religious attitude.
JOSEPH HENDERSON, M.D.
Born in Nevada in 1903, he attended Princeton University. While working as a journalist in the Bay area, he met Jung's associate, Dr. H. G. Baynes. He went to Zurich in 1929 to analyze with Jung and attended medical school in London. On returning to the U.S., he taught at Stanford Medical School and helped found the Jung Institute of San Francisco. A gifted training analyst, he is the author of Thresholds of Initiation and Cultural Patterns in Psychological Perspective.
"He was the most reasonable man I have ever known. Whatever he did that was out of line, he was always willing to reconsider what he said and he did it with great interest."
TOPICS: The typology of cultural consciousness; Native Americans and differences between Americans and Europeans; Jung's unique contribution to depth psychology; Jung and Freud.
HEINRICH FIERZ, M.D.
Born in Basle, Switzerland in 1912, he was acquainted with Carl and Emma Jung from an early age. He took his medical degree in 1932 and, for the next thirty years, he analyzed regularly and attended seminars with Jung. For many years director of psychotherapy at the Clinic am Zurichberg, he is the author of many articles and of Jungian Psychiatry, available in English translation.
"Jung was not apt to be a father figure. He was in an astonishing way near to you, natural, because he sits down and after ten seconds you felt you spoke with a brother, not with a father."
TOPICS: His family's friendship with Carl and Emma Jung; transference, synchronicity and parapsychological phenomena; the nature of the father archetype in individuation; the cultural and political climate of the late twentieth century.
Born in Berlin in 1903, she studied psychology at the University of Freiburg. When Hitler came to power, she moved to Zurich, where she met Jung in 1935. She attended seminars and analyzed with Jung for many years, becoming his private secretary in 1955. She collaborated with him on Memories, Dreams, Reflections and with Gerhard Adler on the two volumes of Jung's Letters. Other books include C. G. Jung, Word and Image (editor); The Myth of Meaning and Jung's Last Years.
"Jung in all of his theories emphasized the paradoxy. It's never either/or, it's always both."
TOPICS: Therapeutic value of positive transference in analysis; uniqueness of the individual; acceptance of changes in depth psychology; the psyche as a foundation for authentic spiritual maturation; Jung's temper .