MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS: A SYMPHONY
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Jung’s autobiography Memories, Dreams, Reflections is a challenging crucible in which to contextualise my love of Jung's thought, within music. I focussed on the chapter "Visions" in which Jung recounts his near-death experience from a heart attack. He looks back at the World from outer space and experiences complete bliss and release. This moment is realised through Jung’s deep connection to Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching
Without leaving home you can know the whole World,
Without looking from your window you can see the way of heaven.
My presentation includes an analysis of the symphony’s texts interweaved with its three movements presented on film. In particular my focus is on the writer Claire Dunne’s interpretation of Jung as a Wounded Healer of the Soul. Memories. Dreams, Reflections was recorded in 2006 by the Moravian Philharmonic, an orchestra once conducted by Mahler.
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