“One should found a women’s liberation society against the animus, not against men. That would be women’s liberation. And then your femininity recovers by itself.” – Marie-Louise von Franz
One of the most profound writers to follow Jung in the field of Analytical Psychology, Marie-Louise von Franz was born in Munich in 1915 and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich. She began analysis with Jung at eighteen and worked with him on research until his death in 1961.
Her first major publication, Aurora Consurgens, is the companion volume to Jung’s last major work, Mysterium Coniunctionis. Among her other publications are C. G. Jung, His Myth in Our Time and On Dreams and Death. Here, she discusses women’s problems with the negative animus, the nature of creativity, difficulties in the development of Analytical Psychology since Jung’s death, aspects of synchronicity, reincarnation, and life after death. Dr. von Franz died in February 1998.
This conversation with Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst practicing in Sausalito, California, was filmed in 1977 at von Franz’s tower retreat in Bollingen, Switzerland.
Producer: George Wagner – Director: Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D. – Editor/Line Producer: Tee Bosustow – Music: John Adams.