“His best quality of all was his sense of humor. He really could just say the one thing! Schopenhauer said that ‘humor was the only divine quality of man.” – Barbara Hannah
Born in Brighton, England in 1904, daughter of the Bishop of Cheshirshire, Miss Hannah studied art in Paris in the twenties. Later she traveled to Zurich to consult with Jung after reading his article “Woman in Europe.” Eventually she made Switzerland her home base and became an analyst and lecturer at the C. G. Jung Institute. Three of her books are: A Biographical Memoir of Jung; Active Imagination: Encounters with the Soul; and Striving Toward Wholeness. Here she comments on Jung’s character in a variety of personal situations; on the problem of evil in modern times; on the significance of confronting the darker side of oneself, and the limits of a Christian upbringing in this regard. She gives her impressions of Jung as an analyst, and describes her own experiences around his death.
This conversation with Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst practicing in Sausalito, California, was filmed in Bollingen, Switzerland in 1977.
Producer: George Wagner – Director: Suzanne Wagner, Ph.D. – Editor/Line Producer: Tee Bosustow – Music: John Adams.