Sir Laurens Van der Post

Dialogues with Sir Laurens Van der Post: A Mythic Journey, Part 2

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From his home in London, this is the second of a rare and fascinating series of talks with one of the giants of the 20th century, the late, Sir Laurens Van der Post, whose life is an inspiration. Adventurer, soldier, statesman, writer and philosopher, Van der Post addresses the major issues of our time–and the results are riveting. This conversation with Sir Laurens includes: a poignant and inspiring account of his longtime friendship with Carl Jung; the significance of Jung’s work; how knowing history enables one to see the present more clearly and be better prepared to face the future; essential differences between Freud and Jung; the evolution of the feminine and the coming age of Sophia; perspectives on the I Ching and the nature of time; and a compelling account of Jung’s death and their final meeting together.

Adventurer, soldier, statesman, writer and philosopher, and the author of many books, his latest is Feather Fall: The Essence of a Lifetime’s Writing from One of Our Century’s Most Respected Figures (Wm. Morrow 1994).

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • Thoughts on his longtime friendship with Carl Jung
  • What is the significance of Jung’s work
  • What are essential differences between Freud and Jung
  • Tells the compelling story of Jung’s death and events surrounding it
  • How history prepares us to face the future
  • What are some perspectives on the I Ching and the nature of time
  • What is the feminine and the coming age of Sophia

Program Number: 2474       Hosted by: Michael Toms       Interview Date: 5/1/1994

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