• Sometimes you have to do something unforgiveable just to be able to go on living.” – Carl Jung

Carl Jung, born today in 1875, created some of the best known psychological concepts, including the archetype, the collective unconscious, the complex, and extraversion and introversion. The film, “A Dangerous Method” is a biopic about both him Jung and the other titan of psychotherapy, Sigmund Freud. It is less about their treatment of psychological breakdown and more about Jung’s quite literal embrace of it in the form of his patient which he characterises with the comment by the patient, Sabina –

  • I’m very interested in the myth of Siegfried: the idea that something pure and heroic can come, can perhaps only come, from a sin, even a sin as dark as incest.”
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