Talking Tolkien and Jung on Rune Soup

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Gordon White, host of the London-based podcast Rune Soup. We discussed the synchronicity of the “Red Books” of Jung and Tolkien, as well as the role of the imaginal and the mythic in ecology. The podcast is available for download or can be listened to directly below.

9 Replies to “Talking Tolkien and Jung on Rune Soup”

  1. I have been following Gordons work for a while now, and it has been an absolute pleasure to be introduced to your work! 🙂

  2. Dear Becca,

    Wonderful discussion! I am home recovering so this was a perfect way to pass some time in slowed down healing mode. I especially liked the last third. I can see the future trajectory of your marvelous contributions to the course we are on. My relationship with the harp and music has always felt to me like my way of re-enchanting the world in at least a small way.

    (The theme music sounds like Dr. Who in the casbah!)

    warmly, Cheryl


    1. Dear Cheryl,
      I’m so glad to hear that this has aided in some small way to your recovery. I wish you the best for a swift and complete healing process. And I certainly feel your harp playing brings a great deal to the project of re-enchantment, of re-awakening to the ensouled nature of our world.

  3. Becca,
    I want to say how much I’ve appreciated your (and Dr. Owens’) insights into J.R.R. Tolkien and Carl Jung. My own lifelong passions are nature, the spiritual, and the mythopoetic.
    I have book out, titled Song of Ascents. It takes the form of autobiographical narrative mixed with poetry and interpretive quotes from imaginists Henri Corbin and Tom Cheetham, among others. It recounts a series of numinous encounters with the archetypes of the Imaginal realm, and offers some insights into how that realm interpenetrates our own, especially in times of personal upheaval and transition. I’d love to share a chapter excerpt with you.

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