Marie-Louise von Franz
Dr Marie-Louise von Franz is the world's foremost authority
on analytical psychology and at the time of filming probably
CG Jung's most important living disciple.
She died in February 1998. Though suffering from Parkinson's
Disease she remained mentally sharp. Her final book - a labour
of love - was on an obscure alchemical treatise written by a 10th
century Arabic alchemist known as "Senior".
Dr von Franz did her personal analysis with Dr. Jung and worked
directly with him for thirty-one years. She is the author of
numerous books on analytical psychology and collaborated with
Jung on two of his major works, Man and His Symbols and
Dr von Franz is a master teacher and her unique ability to
make difficult psychological concepts relevant to the individual
has made her one of the world's most sought after lecturers on
the subject of dreams. She draws on her many years of practical
experience in psychotherapy, her intimate knowledge of Jung's
methods and theories, and her wide-ranging interest in fields
such as mythology, alchemy, science, and religion to illuminate
the meaning of the dreams.
"Dreams show us how to find a meaning in our lives, how to
fulfil our own destiny, how to realise the greater potential
of life within us."
Dr Marie-Louise von Franz has researched over sixty five thousand dreams.