A Rare Recording of Carl Jung by Carl Jung Listen and Live Audio (audiobook) Fans of Carl Jung won't mind paying to hear him being interviewed by John Freeman for the BBC's Face to Face programme. Conducted in 1959, when the Swiss psychiatrist was 84 years old, the interview touches on subjects ranging from his childhood, schooling, parents and the individual self, about which Jung says he had a 'sudden coming to consciousness' in his 11th year. 'It was just as if I had been in a mist,' he remembers of the time before his epiphany, adding, 'I knew I am what I am, and then I thought, 'But what had I been before?'' Listeners will probably need to replay parts to catch what was said, such is the quality of the recording. While he famously said that the human psyche is by nature religious, when asked about his own convictions, Jung answers ambiguously, 'I know I don't need to believe'. He is equally vague about his relationship with his mother, whom he feared for reasons unknown to him. The most interesting part of the recorded segment comes when he admits that his moment of self-revelation arrived with the realisation his parents were fallible.