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COLLECTED PAPERS ON ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY

COLLECTED PAPERS ON ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY

By C.G Jung
Read by Martyn Swain
17 hours 49 minutes

Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology comprises a selection of key writings and lectures by Carl Gustav Jung produced between 1902 and 1916, which are presented in chronological order. As such they provide a fascinating exposition of the nature and essence of the psychological content of psychoses and neuroses, as explored and discovered by Dr Jung in the early years of his long and distinguished career. Continue Reading →

MODERN MAN IN SEARCH OF A SOUL

MODERN MAN IN SEARCH OF A SOUL

By C.G Jung
Read by Martyn Swain
9 hours 11 minutes


This collection of eleven wide-ranging lectures which appeared originally in 1933, was based on lectures previously given when Jung was in the process of absorbing a considerable period of study of Eastern religions, Gnosticism and other religious sources. It was a time, according to the translator Cary F. Baynes, ‘when the Western world stands on the verge of a spiritual rebirth… Continue Reading →

BEING AND TIME

BEING AND TIME

By Martin Heidegger
Read by Martyn Swain With Introduction by Professor Taylor Carman
23 hours 18 minutes

In his lucid introduction to this recording, Professor Taylor Carman declares unequivocally that Being and Time by Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is ‘one of the great masterpieces of 20th century philosophy.’ And that is despite the fact that it is unquestionably a challenging read. Continue Reading →

PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPES

PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPES

By C.G Jung
Read by Martyn Swain
24 hours 03 minutes

In the 21st century, Carl Gustav Jung  (1875-1961) remains one of the key figures in the field of analytical psychology  – and ‘Psychological Types’, or The Psychology of Individuation, published in 1921, is one of his most influential works. It was written during the decade after  the publication of Psychology of the Unconscious (1912)  which effectively ended his friendship and collaboration with Sigmund Freud. Continue Reading →

THE ANNALS

THE ANNALS

By Tacitus
Read by Martyn Swain
17 hours 1 minute

The Annals, written by Gaius Cornelius Tacitus (56c-120 CE) is regarded as one of the great literary works of history in the Roman world. Considered by many to be the greatest of Roman historians The Annals is Tacitus’s outstanding achievement. Originally comprising eighteen volumes, books seven to ten and parts of books five, six, eleven and sixteen have been lost but those that remain, read here by Martyn Swain, tell the fascinating tale of the Julio Claudian emperors and their times. Continue Reading →

THE SPIRIT OF THE LAWS

THE SPIRIT OF THE LAWS

By Baron de Montesquieu
Read by Martyn Swain
23 hours 36 minutes

From the moment of its publication in 1748, ‘The Spirit of the Laws’ proved to be a controversial work provoking widespread interest. Within three years it had been translated into various European languages – and was swiftly added to the List of Prohibited Books by the Roman Catholic Church. It is a remarkable book, a pot-pourri of observations and comments ranging far and wide over the social activities of mankind and it exerted a great influence on political leaders in the following decades. Continue Reading →

CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS TOTEM AND TABOO

CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

TOTEM AND TABOO

By Sigmund Freud
Read by Martyn Swain
9 hours 19 minutes

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) is remembered as The Father of Psychoanalysis. Civilization and Its Discontents (1930), is one of his key works, written three decades after his seminal book – The Interpretation of Dreams. In it he considers the conflict between the needs of the individual acting both egotistically and altruistically in the pursuit of happiness contrasted with the myriad demands of civilized society and the ensuing tensions this clash of needs and demands generates. Continue Reading →

Martyn Swain

Martyn Swain

Martyn has been a simultaneous interpreter for more than 30 years, and has, thus, told countless stories. He interpreted for Nelson Mandela shortly after his release from prison in 1990. He has acted in repertory in the UK, produced and voiced content for current affairs radio, tutored media and presentation skills, and created animations. In the 1980’s, he spent 4 years travelling the world by motorbike, summiting Kilimanjaro, and crossing the South Atlantic under sail.