57 minutes dvd, plus additional 25 minutes bonus selections, including: Analysts Dreams, Gary Toubís Sandtray, and Interview with the Filmmaker For home use only; not licensed for exhibition
"Where We Are: Jungian analysts in the 21st Century masterfully takes us into the lives and psyches of nine Jungian analysts practicing in these times. The film speaks with deeply felt honesty and passion, reminding all of us what brought us to Jung in the first place. It is a fertile source of inspiration and wisdom for people seeking meaning in their lives. I highly recommend it." --Linda Schierse Leonard, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and author of The Wounded Woman, On The Way to the Wedding, and The Call to Create
"A beautifully produced, deeply moving portrait of what it is to be a Jungian analyst in America today. We see and hear a fascinating variety of Colorado analysts, male and female, think and feel deeply about the individuation process and their role in that process. Thereís not an ounce of pretense in a single one. I liked them all." --Robin Robertson, Ph.D., Jungian psychotherapist and author of Jungian Archetypes: Jung, Godel, and the History of Archetypes
"This 57 minute film is an important documentary about a group of remarkable people and the journey each of them took to become a Jungian analyst" --Barbara Friedman in The Jung Journal
"Where We Are is an excellent introduction for someone newly interested in Jungian psychology or for candidates in any psychology training program" --Chie Lee in Psychological Perspectives
"Emotional, honest, informative . . . a helpful instrument in education for candidates and students" --Valery Zelensky, Director of Information, The Centre of Psychoanalytic Culture in Russia and President, The Fund for the Support of Analytic Psychology in Russia
Stephen Witty, Ph.D, the filmmaker, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Colorado Springs and Nathrop, Colorado. He is on the Core Faculty and Board of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado. His film, Claiming a Life: Lyn Cowan, Desire, and the Courageous Heart is also available from Spring Journal Books. He has additionally published poetry and short fiction.
58 minute dvd For home use only; not licensed for exhibition available for pre-order purchase for delivery after May 1st, 2009
This film is about breaking through our own limiting notions of ourselves, allowing Eros, the god of desire, to be part of our lives, and summoning the courage to follow his lead. The story is told through interviews with respected Jungian analyst and author Lyn Cowan (Masochism, 1982, Tracking the White Rabbit, 2002, Portrait of the Blue Lady, 2004), as she talks about how the themes of desire and courage have woven through her own life. Interspersed are portions of two of her recent public lectures, Eros: Let Desire Rule and Seabiscuit,in which these archetypal themes, and her personal experiences, are amplified by the stories of Eros and Psyche and of the great racing horse Seabiscuit, and by scenes from the films American Beauty and Seabiscuit. The result is a rich stew of words and images that movingly depict the psychological process of individuation.
Stephen Witty, Ph.D, the filmmaker, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Colorado Springs and Nathrop, Colorado. He is on the Core Faculty and Board of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado. His film, Where We are: Jungian Analysts in the 21st Century is also available from Spring Journal Books. He has additionally published poetry and short fiction.