Liverpool mural inspired by Carl Jung's "Pool of Life" description

Some of the city's buildings have been covered with a striking mural that was inspired by a pioneering thinker's description Liverpool.

Liverpool mural inspired by Carl Jung's "Pool of Life" description

Some of the city's buildings have been covered with a striking mural that was inspired by a pioneering thinker's description Liverpool.

Carl Jung, psychoanalyst, wrote that Liverpool was the "Pool of Life" in 1927.

Glasgow-based street artist Sam Bates (also known as Smug) created the Cavern Quarter mural.

Bill Addy, Liverpool BID, stated that it would display "the history surrounding them."

Although the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of modern psychology was not able to visit Liverpool, he had a vivid dream in 1927 about it. He wrote an essay in which he described it as "the pool of living, it makes it possible to live".

Liverpool BID spokeswoman said that the essay was referring to Mathew Street in the Cavern Quarter as Mathew Street. Rainford Square is also mentioned.

Peter O'Halligan, poet and artist, popularized the phrase in the 1970s to describe the area.

A plaque was unveiled in 2012 to mark Jung's Pool of Life.

Liverpool BID and Culture Liverpool commissioned the mural on Harrington Street for the Beatles Legacy Group.

The spokeswoman stated that the work "hints" at the area's layered past and includes references to Eric's nightclub and The Cavern, as well as the city's motif.

It also contains a magnolia and walrus tree, as Jung mentioned in his essay. This is a nod towards the titled subject of the Beatles' I Am The Walrus.

According to Mr Addy, the idea was "to both animate public space, but also share with many visitors, shoppers and music lovers who pass through Cavern Quarter, the history that surrounds them."

He said, "I am thrilled that this work will shine a light upon one of my favorite chapters of the city’s history which has gone so far to shape our unique culture."

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