Psyche and Cinema

Psyche and Cinema

The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies now explores depth psychological concepts as portrayed in Cinema. Sign up below to get notified of our latest video releases.

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Twin Peaks (series)

This episode deals with the Jungian themes of complexes, archetypes and the Mundis Imaginalis.

The OA (series)

This episode explores the theme of personal myth, symbols and The Angel.

The Shining: exposition on complexes

This video focuses on the Jungian psychology concept of Complexes. This idea is explored through the experience of the main character Jack Torrance’s interaction with the ghost Grady.

Artificial Intelligence: An exploration of Anima

The Jungian concept Anima is explored from the perspective of the main character David, who is an artificial boy.

The Matrix: Consciousness and Truth

This video looks at three key ideas from Jungian psychology through the lens of the 1999 film, The Matrix: the 2nd personality as the doorway to individuation, our neuroses as a psychic prison and the relationship of truth to consciousness.

The Philosopher and the Beast

This video explores the relationship between the main character Lancaster Dodd and Freddie Quell from the 2012 movie “The Master”.

The Unconscious

This video reflects on the power of the unconscious as experienced by the main character Daniel Plainview in the 2007 movie “There will be blood”.

Consciousness and Transcendence

This video explores the concepts of consciousness and transcendence as experienced by the main character Eddie Morra in the 2011 movie “Limitless”.

Jung’s second personality

This video reflects on the concept of the second personality, coined by Jung. The theme is explored using the 1979 movie “Being There” with actor Peter Sellers as a simple-minded gardener.

The Shadow

This video focuses on the concept of The Shadow within the framework of the main character Harry Angel, from the 1987 film “Angel Heart”.