Episode 22: Maria Helena Mandacarú Guerra

Maria Helena Mandacarú Guerra is a Jungian psychotherapist in private practice in São Paulo, Brazil.

She is the author of The Love Drama of C.G. Jung: As Revealed in His Life & in His Red Book, published in English by Inner City Books in 2014.

Guerra graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo {PUC-SP} in 1980 with a specialization in Jungian psychotherapy, and in 1988 earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Institute of Psychology at the University of São Paulo.

Since 1982 she has been a teacher of Analytical Psychology at the Sedes Sapientiae Institute where she is also the editor of Jung e Corpo, an annual publication of the specialization course Jung and Body. She has also lectured at every Latin-American Jungian Congress since 1998.

Along with her husband, psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Carlos Byington, she participated in the film review series, Café Filosófico, produced by TV Cultura. Today they both continue to facilitate film discussion with Cine Sedes Jung e Corpo at the Sedes Sapientiae Institute in São Paulo.

This interview was recorded on September 25, 2016. It’s 01:04:37 long and 57.2 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. This episode is also available on iTunesStitcher, and now on Google Play Music.


The Love Drama of C.G. Jung: As Revealed in His Life & in His Red Book by Maria Helena Mandacarú Guerra

Speaking of Jung: Episode 1 with Daryl Sharp

The Red Book: Liber Novus by C.G. Jung

Jung: A Biography by Deirdre Bair

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung

Sonu Shamdasani Author page at W.W. Norton & Co., publishers of The Red Book

Carlos Amadeu Botelho Byington Her husband, the psychiatrist and Zürich-trained Jungian analyst

C.G. Jung: Word & Image Edited by Aniela Jaffé

The Black Books Current project by the Philemon Foundation

Analytical Psychology: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1925 by C.G. Jung

A Secret Symmetry: Sabina Spielrein Between Jung & Freud by Aldo Carotenuto, Jungian analyst

Timeline of the life of C.G. Jung Speaking of Jung’s “Jung” page

Aion: Collected Works, Vol. 9ii by C.G. Jung {includes The Syzygy: Anima & Animus}

Amor Triumphat Page 127 of The Red Book

The Philemon Foundation Translating and editing the unpublished works of C.G. Jung

Metamorphoses by Ovid {includes the story of Philemon & Baucis}

Psicopatología Psicodinámica Simbólico-Arquetípica Includes the chapter, “Ánima y Animus: C.G. Jung, Emma Jung y Toni Wolff – De la Experiencia a la Teoría” by Maria Helena Mandacarú Guerra

A Dangerous Method The film

Structural Forms of the Feminine Psyche by Toni Wolff {free scan}

C.G. Jung Institute Zürich Library and bookshop page

C.G. Jung, Emma Jung & Toni Wolff: A Collection of Remembrances Edited by Ferne Jensen {includes a chapter by Joseph L. Henderson, Jungian analyst} {free scan}

A Memoir of Toni Wolff by Irene Champernowne {includes a foreword by Joseph L. Henderson, Jungian analyst}


El Libro Rojo: El Drama de Amor de C.G. Jung The Love Drama of C.G. Jung, published in Spanish by Del Nuevo Extremo

“Café Filosófico” - Film reviews with Carlos Byington and Maria Helena Mandacarú Guerra {YouTube videos in Portuguese}:
As Pontes de Madison: Amor e Sacrifício The Bridges of Madison County
Instinto: Emoção, Ecologia e Ciência Instinct
Lua de Fel: Sensualidade e Possessāo Bitter Moon

Special thanks to Daryl Sharp, Liz Jefferson, and Peter Stuart Lakanen.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Sabina Spielrein and Toni Wolff.