The Voice of Jung on BBC Radio 4

On this day, June 6, 50 years ago, Carl Gustav Jung passed away at Küsnacht.

The events to mark commemoration of his life are taking place across the Jungian world. His thinking continues to attract millions of people around the world, his legacy continues to live in our work, and different expressions of that legacy continue to emerge. In 2009 we saw the publication of the Red Book and at present the IAAP, in collaboration with The British Library, is involved in identifying a set of audio wires with Jung’s voice giving colloquia in English and German, which were recently discovered in the British Library storeroom. A snippet of the recording of Jung’s voice from one of the wires featured in the BBC Radio 4 programme Archive on 4 this March, about restoration of some very rare recordings, including a voice of Florence Nightingale and a not yet publicised speech of Nelson Mandela. Once the wires with Jung’s colloquia are digitalised they will be accessible to designated IAAP colleagues to identify them, and the translations of the colloquia will be planned for the near future. The digitalised tapes will become part of the Sound Archives of The British Library, and the treasure of Jungian scholarship will be enriched by another valuable contribution.

In the September issue of the Newssheet you will be able to read about the synchronicities that accompanied the discovery of the wires with Jung’s voice.

Emilija Kiehl
Newsletter and online Newssheet Editor

London, 6th of June 2011