Carl Jung – BBC: In Our Time [Part 1 of 3]

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the extraordinary mind of the psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. In 1907 Sigmund Freud met a young man and fell into a conversation that is reputed to have lasted for 13 hours. That man was the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. Freud is celebrated as the great pioneer of the 20th century mind, but the idea that personality types can be ‘introverted’ or ‘extroverted’, that certain archetypal images and stories repeat themselves constantly across the collective history of mankind, and that personal individuation is the goal of life, all belong to Jung: “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart… Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens”, he declared. And he also said “Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you”. Who was Jung? What is the essence and influence of his thought? And how did he become such a controversial and, for many, such a beguiling figure? With Brett Kahr, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London and a practising Freudian; Ronald Hayman, writer and biographer of Jung; Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex and a Jungian analyst in clinical practice.
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  1. Rahoorkhuitable said,

    Wrote on October 26, 2012 @ 12:49 am

    I think the main difference between Jung & Freud is that Jung wants you to discover your own will whereas Freud wants you to discover what others´╗┐ want from you.Freud has a more motherly attitude which ain’t that bad but there’s always this negative guilt-factor that I don’t like that much.I’m speaking rather for young men.Yes,and Jung presents to me more “the adventure” of what can be felt and seen when already cursed by distance! Hmm

  2. Efrain Mcshell said,

    Wrote on October 26, 2012 @ 1:12 am

    very interesting commentaries, i have reading a bit of Carl Gustav Jung, and Freud, but i have a sort of id for Mr. Jung, I always been interested´╗┐ in what is going on with my self and my own behavior, my instincts and the unconscious mind of mine, i grew up in a boaerding school since very little, bad things happened there, for another side my father was, or is a disturbed mind, violent, and manipulative he was a police officer. and his 2nd wife full of superstitious ideas, thanks for posting

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