The Jung – White Letters: a Theatrical Performance

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The Jung – White Letters: a Theatrical Performance

DVD recorded in Zurich on November 7, 2009

Thursday, October 7, 2010 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Parish House, Cn Merviale and Peel St, South Brisbane
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

This performance is based on the correspondence between Carl Jung and the English Dominican priest Victor White. The recently published edition of their complete correspondence (Routledge, 2007) charts their relationship beginning in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Jung hoped that his correspondence with White would help him to reinterpret the classic Christian symbols and White sought Jung’s support of his project to integrate analytical psychology into Catholic theology. We gain a valuable insight into Jung’s thought with regard to the relationship between psychology and religion as well as into the warmth of Jung the man.

We see the excitement with which Jung, by then in his seventies, engaged with this representative of the church and the flowering of a warm friendship between the two, which eventually floundered on their differences on the subject of the nature of evil.

The role of Jung is played by Swiss Jungian analyst Paul Brutsche and that of White by Zurich-based Irish analyst John Hill. The Soror mystica is played by Heike Weis and the narrator is Ann Lammers, co-editor of the letters.

The DVD is part of a series of recordings published and distributed by the Asheville Jung Center, North Carolina