“… the images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them or a shrinking of ethical responsibility deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life.” – C.G. Jung
In The World Within, this idea is explored as we are given a glimpse inside Jung’s Red Book, the diary in which he described his dreams and fantasies. In addition, he recorded these unconscious images with colorful paintings which appear throughout the film, along with his reflections upon their possible meaning. These are the creations, as Jung comments, “which have carried me out of time into seclusion, out of the present into timelessness.”
Also included in The World Within is rarely seen footage of Jung himself interviewed in Switzerland. He talks at length about his work on dreams, memory, archetypal figures and the importance of ritual and fantasy.
Special Features: Remembering Jung: Interview excerpts with Jung’s associates
- Sir Laurens van der Post offers a candid description of Jung s discovery of the need to heal the rejected feminine aspect in men and women and how this contributes to the positive evolution of modern culture. (20 min.)
- Gerhard Adler (30 min.)
- Liliane Frey-Rohn (27 min.)
Grandly informal footage of Jung, who presents his ideas with the greatest clarity. – Los Angeles Times.
Directed by Suzanne Wagner – Executive Producer: George Wagner – Line Producer: Tee Bosustow – Associate Producers: Mark Woollen, Amanda Foulger – Editor: Mark Woollen – Music: John Adams – Special Consultant: Sam Francis.