“He was an excellent cook and a sailor. He had what the Greeks call techne. Techne means art and skill. I remember during the war, in the backyard at Bollingen, he planted corn. He invented a device to sow the corn.” – Dieter Baumann, M.D.
Born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1928, Dr. Baumann is a grandson of C.G. Jung and the brother of Wolf Baumann. As a young man he became interested in psychiatry and the work of his grandfather. He took a medical degree at the University of Zurich and practices in both Zurich and Milan. He lectures worldwide and is often consulted by Americans who travel to Switzerland for analysis. Here he describes his memories and personal impressions of his grandfather at various stages of his life. He comments on Jung’s interest in Eastern philosophy, describes his distress over W.W. II, and his deep concern for the future of all mankind.
He emphasizes the value of Jung’s tower retreat at Bollingen for his process of introversion, reflection and writing in later life.
This conversation with Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst practicing in Sausalito, California, and Liga Pang, an artist from Los Angeles and Tokyo, took place in a meadow beside the Zurichsee near Bollingen, Switzerland in September 1979.
Producer: George Wagner – Director: Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D. – Editor/Line Producer: Tee Bosustow – Music: John Adams.