Carl Jung’s historic breakup with Freud over important questions prompted him to go into a kind of depression – a self-examination exile of sorts. For 3 years, he lived a superhero-like existence.

By day, he would go about his normal clinical work, but by night, he would alternately meditate and sleep, experiencing regular self-induced visions that he called active imaginations.

In this video, presenter Frederick Tamagi explores the period Jung would come to call “confrontation with the unconscious.”