Wisdom of the Dream (2000)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Psychology  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This is the second episode in a three-part series that explores the life and teachings of the great psychiatrist C.G. Jung. The Wisdom of the Dream, Vol. 2: Inheritance of Dreams looks at the collective myths that are shared by different cultures and races throughout the world. Jung saw these as evidence of an underlying unifying principle in the human psyche, which he termed archetypes. These archetypes are present in the collective unconscious and express themselves to the individual in dreams and synchronistic events. The film surveys some of the archetypal symbolism in world myths. Jungian analyst John Beebe uses the science fiction film Star Wars to illustrate the presence of the ancient myths in today's symbolic expressions. There is rare footage of Jung's travels to Africa, England, and New Mexico, in search of archetypal motifs.

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dream, interpreter, profile [character], psychoanalysis, theory, unconscious