9.21.2012

WAY OF THE DREAM

"Are we the dream of the self? Or is the self our dream?"




Marie-Louise von Franz (1915-1998) was a Swiss psychologist specializing in dream analysis. By the date of this documentary, she had analyzed over 60,000 dreams. A protege of Carl Jung's, she studied dream analysis with him from 1933 until his death in 1961. She published books on a variety of topics, including alchemy and archetypes in fairy and folk tales. Essentially, she was a pretty badass lady with, clearly, a remarkable aptitude for patience, as evidenced by this 9 hour documentary that is almost entirely an interview of her by Fraser Boa, the producer and director of the film. It also includes really cute Brits talking about their dreams. I've only just made it to the second installment here. 

2 comments:

  1. Well, I'm still here, and enjoying your offerings as always! Just wanted to say thanks for the digs, and to wish you a lovely night

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  2. Thanks Jason! I always appreciate knowing that there are others here. I am late in replying, but I hope you had a lovely night nonetheless.

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