Dr. Carl Gustav Jung
One of the greats in the science of understanding the human mind, Dr. CG Jung stood light years above his more commonly known contemporary Dr. Freud. Yes, the two had enjoyed a warm friendly relationship until a notorious falling out over a book Jung published upset Dr. Freud, but as a truly humane person, Jung never took the bait when interviewers tried to get him to bad-mouth Freud. They simply saw things differently – and don’t we all have our own unique way of seeing the world?
Jung coined the often misused word SYNCHRONICITY in an attempt to convey the once-revolutionary concept of the Universe as ONE LIVING ORGANISM. His “Collective Unconscious” explains many things, including the way humanity never seems to change. But I leave that for the Ivory Tower “intellectuals” to grapple over – and grapple over it, they do!
I find myself most interested in Dr. Jung’s fascination with, and love of, what many call The Occult. Jung displayed this interest of his when he wrote a forward to perhaps the definitive Western work on the Chinese Book of Changes, the Yi King (I Ching); a book that remains in print to this day.
Another fascinating book sheds light on the archetypal Tarot images by drawing from Jung’s work in the field.
Well, on this page I present The Mother Lode of Jungian lore – a three hour plus interview late in Dr. Jung’s life. Below I post two variations of this important document. In the first, we get a straight filmed interview. In the second video, we have the very same interview accompanied by a written transcript. This will help those who find it difficult at times to cut through Dr. Jung’s Swiss accent.
The doctor’s work continues to influence the world long after his passing – if he did pass… for Jung asserted that the personality continues after what we call death. he saw two beginnings in life: Birth and Death. When asked about this, and about a belief in God, Dr. Jung always confounded interviews by saying he did not believe in either. He knew. That may seem to many like hair-splitting, but among the silly things people say, none tops: “I will believe it when you prove it.” Silly? Yes, for once we prove something, we no longer need to believe. We… know.
INTERVIEW With Transcript