We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself . . . We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied because we are the origin of all coming evil. Carl Gustav Jung.
Carl Jung was a fascinating, engaging and pioneering Psychiatrist who had an in-depth knowledge of theology, anthropology, philosophy, archaeology and mythology; he was a unique polymath and very much ahead of his time. Jung’s ‘Analytical Psychology’ has had, and continues to have, an enormous impact in various fields of human endeavour. Jung was interviewed in … More ‘Man Cannot Stand A Meaningless Life’
The Delphic maxim “know thyself” is inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and has been used by a diverse array of thinkers Socrates, Plato and Aeschylus, among others, to prompt awareness of the self. In the Christian tradition the necessity of ‘knowing thyself’ has a strong pedigree. Calvin, for example, argued … More Know Thyself: A Journey Inward
In the BBC series ‘Face to Face’, John Freeman interviews a number of influential thinkers, the most important of which (at least in my opinion) is the great Psychiatrist, Philosopher and founder of the Analytic Psychology movement, Carl Gustav Jung. The interview, which takes place at Jung’s home in Zürich, provides a very powerful insight … More Face to Face with Carl Jung
Matter of Heart is a wonderfully deep and compelling portrait of the psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology, Carl Gustav Jung. His genius was extraordinary and manifested itself in the quality of his original thought, as well as his ability to break through conventional boundaries and redefine how we view the essential nature of humanity and … More Film Review: ‘Matter of Heart’
I don’t need to believe….I know! So says the famous Psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology, Carl Jung in an interview given to the BBC in the mid-1950’s, shortly before his death. At first glance, Jung’s enigmatic statement contrasting knowledge with belief seems rather difficult to fathom. Thankfully he goes on to explain in much … More I Don’t Need to Believe……I Know!