MIND AND BODY
For decades Carl Jung's "Red Book" remained
the most famous unpublished book in the history of psychology. Jung refused
to publish it during his lifetimes, and his heirs kept it locked up after
he died. The "Red Book" recorded Jung's visionary paintings
and laid out his radical ideas for a new kind of psychology. In this hour
of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll tell you why this legendary
book will change our thinking about Carl Jung.
Washington Post science writer Shankar Vedantam
is the author of "The Hidden Brain." He tells Jim Fleming
how a great deal of our thinking is shaped by our unconscious minds,
such as routine tasks we do automatically. Also, novelist Siri Husvedt
has an undiagnosed seizure disorder which afflicts her at unpredictable
moments. She describes it in her book "The Shaking Woman, Or a
History of My Nerves." She tells Anne Strainchamps about her lifelong
hypersensitivity to some kinds of stimuli and what she's concluded about
the nature of the self and personal identity.
We re-visit an old interview with the late Francis
Crick where he lays out his "astonishing hypothesis,"
which is now the standard scientific view of consciousness. Then, Steve
Paulson talks with philosopher Alva Noë, author of "Out
of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the
Biology of Consciousness." And we wind up stuck in "Bladerunner."
Don Lattin is the author of "The Harvard
Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith and Andrew
Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America."
He tells Anne Strainchamps the whole strange trip started when Leary
swallowed some magic mushrooms in Mexico in 1960. And then things got
really strange. Also, Somu Shamdasani is a historian of psychology
at University College, London, and editor of Carl Jung's "Red Book."
Thanks to his doggedness, the book's finally being published, decades
after Jung's death. Shamdasani tells Steve Paulson about the extraordinary
artwork in the "Red Book" and what issues Jung used it to
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- In Return:
Alain Eskinasi w/ River Journey
- After Vedantam:
Bill Colvig & Lou Harrison w/ Jhala III
- After Hustvedt:
Alain Eskinasi w/ Shamans Wood
- After Noe:
Vangelis soundtrack from Blade Runner
- After Lattin:
Beatles w/ Come Together
- After Shamdasani:
Peter Whitehead w/ Tunnel of Love
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