The other night we watched part 1 of an old video series about C. G. Jung. I hadn’t realized before what a nutcase he was, a little like Jesus in that his hallucinations became the basis for turning him into a cult figure. Just goes to show that if your ideas are crazy enough, and you can write about them eloquently enough, you can have a lot of influence in the world. I don’t know if we’ll get around to part 3, which goes into his theories. (Part 1 tells his life story; part 2, about his adventures with Native American spirituality, seems eminently skippable.) For some reason I find these documentaries from the ’80s and ’90s depressing; maybe it’s all the huge-framed eyeglasses reminding me of how much narrower our range of vision is these days.




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