Archive for the 'Video' Category

An App Creates a Community of Dreamers

Shadow - recording dreams (branded image)

Hunter Lee Soik and partners have produced Shadow, an app for iPhone and Android devices that facilitates the recording of dreams, plus archives and analyzes the data it retrieves.

SHADOW is a stylish alarm clock that uses a series of escalating alarms that maximize dream recall and make waking up easier by taking you through your hypnopompic state (the transition from asleep to awake) much slower than a standard alarm clock. Once you’re awake, SHADOW prompts you to record your dreams—you can speak them directly into the app, and SHADOW will transcribe the text and pull out the keywords. With your permission, this dream content is then shared with the database, which organizes the global dream data and identifies major themes and trends.”

You can find the Shadow community on Facebook. There is also a TED talk with Hunter Lee Soik here.

What Makes a Hero

Hero's Journey

Check out the Ted.Ed animated illustration “What Makes a Hero” of Joseph Campbell‘s Hero’s Journey, in relation to our lives and also literature and movies. Film by Matthew Winkler.

Appointment with the Wise Old Dog


“Nature’s Daughter Rising Amidst Flames” (1965), oil pastel on paper, by David Blum

Watch this trailer for the 1998 DVD “Appointment with the Wise Old Dog,” about David Blum who was then dying with cancer. He discusses a recurring anima figure in his dreams and the way he gained deeper insight through his artwork based on these dreams. ARAS – Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism has made their collection of his forty-four dream paintings and commentary available on their website.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Genius


From Sharon:

In my ruminations on the discussion [on James Hillman and active imagination] I remembered a TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, a writer.  It’s about 20 minutes long. In the first seven minutes she’s giving some background to what she wants to offer. Then she talks about the daimon, and she gives some fascinating examples of other writers’ experiences.  In light of our discussion, what she’s talking about can apply to much, much more than writing.

Bridging East and West

The Asheville Jung Center is presenting a Global Web Based Seminar on Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST. The title is “Bridging West and East: C.G. Jung and Richard Wilhelm, a Fateful Relationship.” Richard Wilhelm was a German sinologist, theologian, and missionary who was most well known for his translation of the I Ching. Presenters are Murray Stein, Training and Supervising Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAPZurich) in Zürich, Switzerland;  Bettina Wilhelm, granddaughter of Richard Wilhelm and a professional filmmaker; and  Shiuya Sara Liuh, a Training Candidate at ISAPZurich and a psychotherapist in practice in Taipei, Taiwan.

In 2012 Bettina Wilhelm  published an 87-minute documentary, “Wisdom of Changes,” about her grandfather and the I Ching. You can view the trailer here.

For the story in Carl Jung’s words, here is an excerpt from Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

The Power of Myth—Moyers Moments

Some short video reminders of Bill Moyers’ interview series with Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth.

Vulnerability is Our Most Accurate Measurement of Courage

There is so much to recommend about both of the these TED Talks by research professor Brené Brown, who studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Very meaningful and very funny!

“The Power of Vulnerability” December 2010

“Listening to Shame” March 2012

“There was only one variable that separated the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging and the people who really struggle for it. And that was, the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging believe they’re worthy of love and belonging. That’s it. They believe they’re worthy. . . . What do these people have in common? . . . [they are] whole-hearted people, living from this deep sense of worthiness . . . [they have] a sense of courage . . . they had the compassion to be kind to themselves first and then to others . . . and they were willing to let go of who they thought they should be in order to be who they were.”

Individuation, if you ask me.

“You know what the big secret about TED is? This is like the failure conference. You know why this place is amazing? Because very few people here are afraid to fail. And no one that gets on this stage as far as I’ve seen has not failed.”

Marion Woodman and Finding the Path

A 24-minute video interview with Marion Woodman on her approach to therapy. Wolves in addicts dreams and the two sides to an archetype.

Finding Joe

There is a new documentary out on Joseph Campbell and the Hero’s Journey called “Finding Joe.” It has recently opened in Los Angeles and on October 14 opens in San Francisco, Berkeley and Denver. You can watch the trailer on the movie’s website. You can check out yesterday’s Huffington Post review here. You can also follow the progress of the movie on Facebook. Seems doubtful that it will come to a theater in Fayetteville, but we can look forward to watching the DVD one of these days.

The movie features Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Rashida Jones, Tony Hawk, Catherine Hardwicke, Laird Hamilton, Robert Walter, Akiva Goldsman, Sir Ken Robinson, Robin Sharma, Lynne Kaufman, Alan Cohen, Brian Johnson, Joseph Marshall III, Rebecca Armstrong, Chungliang Al Huang, David L. Miller, Gay Hendricks, David Loy and Norman Ollestad.

A Series of Unfortunate Assumptions

Here’s an interesting talk from by journalist, author, and public speaker Kathryn Schulz. The title is “On Being Wrong” and there’s so much to recommend about what she has to say. It’s about how we see the world and ourselves, and how completely wrong we usually are. It’s also about becoming conscious—always of interest to Jungians.

“Because, unlike God, we don’t really know what’s going on out there. And unlike all of the other animals, we are obsessed with trying to figure it out. To me, this obsession is the source and root of all of our productivity and creativity.”

“I thought this one thing was going to happen and something else happened instead.” This one quote seems to sum up most of what happens to us. It reminds me of a quote from the Dalai Lama, when asked whether he gets angry: “Something happens. It isn’t what you expected. Anger arises. But, you know, it doesn’t have to be a problem.”

You can find a ton of great talks to watch and listen to on


The NWA Friends of Jung meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in the library at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Sunday Dream Group meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 2–3:30 in the library at St. Paul’s.

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