Marie Louise Von Franz met Carl Jung when she was 18. He agreed to see her for analysis in exchange for her translating certain Greek and Latin alchemical tests. At the end of his life, he turned of the problem of numbers and archetype to her; out of that she wrote Number and Time. She has written over twenty books, including The Feminine in Fairy Tales and Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales. She interpreted over 68,000 dreams.
Her keen intellect and deep wisdom is captured in an extraordinary ten hour film series, The Way of the Dream. This work was unavailable for almost fifteen years because of a lawsuit after the death of the producer of the film series, Fraser Boa. It is being published by the Marion Woodman Foundation. (Marion Woodman is the sister of Fraser Boa, and makes an appearance in the film series as a much younger person, in a blue dress.) The distribution on DVD is limited to 1000 copies.
This is one of the most amazing, remarkable and important films that I have ever seen.
You can order it:
It is also being shown Friday nights through Januaray at 7:00 p.m., at 415 First Avenue, if you are in the Fairbanks neighborhood.