“Jung was not apt to be a father figure. He was in an astonishing way, near to you, natural, because he sits down and after ten seconds, you felt you spoke with a brother, not with a father.” – Heinrich Fierz, M.D.
Born in Basle, Switzerland in 1912, Heinrich Fierz lived most of his life in Zurich and was acquainted with C.G. and Emma Jung from an early age. He took a medical degree in 1932, and for the next thirty years he analyzed regularly with Jung, and attended his seminars. For many years he was the director of the Clinic am Zurichberg. He is the author of many articles and of the book, Jungian Psychiatry, which is available in English translation. Here, he offers penetrating portraits of C.G. Jung, Emma Jung, and Toni Wolff. He comments on the transference in analysis, on synchronicity and parapsychological phenomena, on the nature of the father archetype in individuation, and on the specific psychological climate of the late twentieth century opening to the future.
This conversation with Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst practicing in Sausalito, California, was filmed in July of 1976 at Kusnacht near Zurich in the garden of Dr. Fierz’s home.
Producer: George Wagner – Director: Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D. – Editor/Line Producer: Tee Bosustow – Music: John Adams.
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