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Carl Jung

Matter of Heart: Documentary About the Life and Work of Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist born in 1875, started out as one of Sigmund Freud‘s students.  He went on to become a very influential thinker in psychiatry and psychology.

He was a major contributor to the field of depth psychology, which built on Freud’s ideas about the unconscious, ultimately disagreeing with Freud on people’s core needs and motivations.

He contributed and refined many ideas which continue to influence our understanding of the human psyche:

  • complex
  • archetype
  • persona
  • shadow
  • anima and animus
  • personality typology
  • dream interpretation
  • individuation, and many other ideas.

The Jung Page writes:  “He had a deep appreciation of our creative life and considered spirituality a central part of the human journey. His method of interpretation of symbolic expression not only deepens our understanding of personal material, opening the psychodynamics of our personal biographies and dreams, but the deeper, collective patterns which develop within culture as well. In his memoir, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Jung wrote that meaning comes ‘when people feel they are living the symbolic life, that they are actors in the divine drama. That gives the only meaning to human life; everything else is banal and you can dismiss it. A career, producing of children, are all maya (illusion) compared to that one thing, that your life is meaningful.'”

“Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
Carl Jung

Documentary on the famous Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Gustav Jung 1:45:16

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