Lonely Hearts Clubhouse – Episode 7: Carl Jung

It’s like a Jung-le out there. Or: somebody spoke and I went into a dream…

Carl Jung! Founder of analytical psychology, originator of the idea of the collective unconscious, coiner of terms like synchronicity — and seventh along in the back row of the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

I really enjoyed this episode, because this whole field of study is so fascinating. And of course, the Beatles were always singing about dreams and dreaming, so Jung’s interest in dream interpretation is central.

As with previous episodes, we recorded this outside in the garden, so there was a lot of noise in the background, and I had to do some serious work to reduce it as much as possible. The baby birds were either asleep, or flown away, but the hosepipe was running; the pump in the basement was droning, the night market up in the hills was in full voice, and there were the usual motorcycles and reversing vehicles.

Still! I think it is listenable. As usual, Elodie did all the research, and I chipped in. Listen to the end for her Jungian interpretation of the song “Let it Be”.


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