“It takes a long time to not only become a conscious person, but to stay a conscious person. Jung said that he guarded his consciousness lest it be taken away, lest it be stolen from him” – Gilda Frantz
Gilda Frantz has practiced as a Jungian analyst in Santa Monica for over thirty years. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926, she moved to Southern California at the age of seven. For a short time she had an active career as a theater, film and television actress in Hollywood and New York.
She married Kieffer Frantz, M.D., who consulted briefly with Jung, and was one of the founders of the C .G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and its low fee clinic. Gilda Frantz has authored many articles on aspects of individuation. She has been part of the Film Project that produced Matter of Heart and the Remembering Jung series. She serves as Coeditor in Chief of Psychological Perspectives, a journal of Jungian thought. As Director Emerita of the Philemon Foundation she currently lectures on Jung’s Red Book. Here she discusses her major interests: spirituality, creativity, loss and active imagination.
This conversation with Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst practicing in Sausalito, CA, was filmed in Gilda’s home in Santa Monica, California in February of 2004.
Producer: George Wagner – Director: Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D. – Editor/Line Producer: Tee Bosustow – Music: John Adams.