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"The Way of the Dream" - Documentary film shown in four parts.
This was the showing of the famous 1985 documentary of interviews with Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz,
eminent psychoanalyst who was a chose collaborator with Carl G. Jung, in conversation with her student
Fraser Boa, Canadian Jungian analyst. Introductions and commentary by Marion Woodman, Canadian
Jungian analyst. Q & A Panel discussions were held after after each showing.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018
PART I PART II PART III PART IV
Descent into Dreamland Our Shadow Knows Hell Hath No Mirrors Liberation of the Heart
Charting the Unconscious The Devouring Mother The Hanged Man Liberation of Relationship
The Structure of Dreams Slaying the Dragon The Tyrant Dreams of Lifetime
The Living Symbol Looking Through the Moon Flying Through Roofs The Maker of Dreams
The Ladder to Heaven The Inner Bride The Inner Guide Q & A Panel Discussions
The Forgotten Language Q & A Panel Discussions Q & A Panel Discussions
Q & A Panel Discussions
The Way of the Dream is based on an extraordinary series of films made by Fraser Boa, who collected
first person accounts of dreams in street interviews with ordinary men and women in various parts of the
world. He then asked Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz to interpret these dreams on film, just as she would in a
private analytical session. The resulting test is a primer explaining and demonstrating the art and science
of dream analysis for the general public. The material covered includes dreams of men, dreams of women,
what dreams tell us about ourselves and our relationships, the historical significance of dreams, and
dreams about death and dying. Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz initially says that she thinks many people can-
not understand their dreams without professional help. Then she provides a wealth of information and
insight regarding frequently recurring symbolic dream themes and characters (or personifications), such
as the shadow, animus, anima, and the Center (higher Self). Included are film clips of people on the street
talking about their own dreams. Dr. von Franz concludes that one of the healthiest things people can do
is to pay attention to their dreams: "Dreams show us how to find meaning in our lives, how to fulfill our
own destiny, how to realize the greater potential of life within us."
Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz (b. 4 Jan 1915 - d. 17 Feb 1998) was a Jungian psychologist and scholar.
Dr. von Franz worked with Carl G. Jung, whom she met in Zürich, Switzerland in 1933 at the age of 18,
and collaborated with him until his death in 1961. In addition to her many books, Dr. von Franz recorded
a series of films in 1985 titled The Way of the Dream with her student Fraser Boa. She also wrote on
alchemy, discussed from the Jungian psychological perspective, and active imagination, which could be
described as conscious dreaming.
Fraser Boa (b. 1932 - d. 1992) was a Canadian Jungian analyst, a filmmaker, and a student of Dr. Marie-
Louise von Franz. In 1985, he recorded the famous documentary series of films titled The Way of the
Dream in conversation with Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz. He is the brother of Canadian Jungian analyst
Marion Woodman and the late actor Bruce Boa.
Marion Woodman (b. 15 Aug 1928) is a Canadian Jungian analyst, mythopoetic author, poet, analytical
psychologist and women's movement figure. She has written and spoken extensively about the dream
theories of Carl G. Jung. Woodman completed a degree in English literature and taught high school
English for more than twenty years. Later in life, she studied psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute in
Zurich, Switzerland, training to be an analyst. She has continued to write on the subject of feminine
psychology, focusing on psyche and soma and has lectured internationally. Her brothers are the late
Canadian Jungian analyst and film maker Fraser Boa and the late actor Bruce Boa.