Archive for March, 2010

Red Book video from Asheville Jung Center

There are some really interesting videos posted by the Asheville Jung Center on vimeo.com. Here is a 10-minute excerpt of Murray Stein‘s 3-hour seminar on The Red Book which was hosted as a live webinar from Zurich by the Asheville Jung Center in January 2010. There is apparently a second webinar coming this spring—I’ll post an update when I find further information.

Another Video on the Red Book

This video is a really excellent and detailed description of The Red Book. It is from the Rubin Museum which hosted the first exhibition of The Red Book after it was published. Sonu Shamdasani, the editor of the book, narrates the video and gives a lot of historical detail about what Jung was up to in writing the book and how it came together. There are lots of images used from the book—please take the time to watch.

The Dream Team Speaks

The publication of The Red Book is causing a flurry of public exhibitions and discussions. Here’s one in New York City at The C.G. Jung Foundation with a number of Jungian professionals—April 20, 2010 at 7 pm.

The Red Book on Display at the Library of Congress

Here’s an article about a planned display of The Red Book June 17 through August 18 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the exhibition, a public symposium will be held at the Library of Congress on June 19, 2010, featuring top Jungian scholars.

Video on the Making of The Red Book

Here is a really cool video on the making of The Red Book—makes it look like a Hollywood thriller.

The video doesn’t seem to always want to play—go to this link:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIBQFSwX1UY

James Hillman at Rowe

James Hillman, well-known Jungian analyst, teacher, and writer will be offering a workshop called What is Alchemy About, & Why Does It Matter? June 3–6, 2010 at the Unitarian Universalist Rowe Camp & Conference Center in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. For a schedule of the many events and seminars offered at Rowe, go to www.rowecenter.org/schedule/current/schedule.html.

Carl Jung’s Destiny

“Jung saw his own destiny as that of an explorer, a man who creates new ways of conceptualizing age-old problems—psychological problems, as well as philosophical, spiritual, and religious ones. He said that he wanted to address those people who seek meaning in their lives, but for whom the traditional carriers of faith and religion no longer work.”

From the introduction to Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature, edited by Connie Zweig and Jeremiah Abrams.

Synchronicity Workshop in Kansas City

Synchronicity in Thought and Deed (Workshop)

Presented by J Gary Sparks
Saturday, April 24, 2010; 10:00am – 4:00pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W. 47th St., Kansas City MO 64112
$65 / $50 (Members & students)

Jung deepened and extended Analytical Psychology’s basic concepts in light of his emerging synchronicity hypothesis. We will explore the evolution of Jung’s discovery into its final form, focusing on the reality of spirit in matter. Atomic physicist Wolfgang Pauli’s important contribution to Jung’s expanding perspective will also be considered as we seek a fuller appreciation of synchronicity in everyday life. We will also examine a range of synchronistic experiences from the analytic practice, encouraging participants to try their hand at developing—for their own personal journeys—a practical, working recognition of the living relation between spirit and matter. With slides, discussion, group activity.

J. Gary Sparks is a graduate of Bucknell University, Pacific School of Religion and the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He is editor of Edward Edinger’s Ego and Self: The Old Testament Prophets and co-editor of Edinger’s Science of the Soul. He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity and Jung’s Spiritual Testament. He maintains an analytical practice in Indianapolis and lectures widely throughout the US and Canada. www.jgsparks.net.

Sonu Shamdasani to speak on The Red Book

The Oregon Friends of Jung will be be hosting the Red Book Event, April 16 & 17 in Portland. Sonu Shamdasani, the editor of The Red Book, will give a lecture and workshop and he will be introduced by Daniel Baumann, President of the Zurich Jung Institute and great-grandson of C.G. Jung. For more information:
www.ofj.org/redbook
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Read the Harper’s article “Inside Jung’s Red Book: Six Questions for Sonu Shamdasani:”
www.harpers.org/archive/2009/10/hbc-90005940

Jung’s Red Book

Carl Jung’s famous Red Book is now available. From Wikipedia: “The Red Book, also known as Liber Novus (Latin for A New Book), is a 205-page manuscript written and illustrated by Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung between approximately 1914 and 1930, which was not published or shown to the public until 2009. Until 2001, his heirs denied scholars access to the book, which he began after a falling-out with Sigmund Freud in 1913. Jung originally titled the manuscript Liber Novus (literally meaning A New Book in Latin), but it was informally known and published as The Red Book[1]. The book is written in calligraphic text and contains many illuminations.”

Here are some links to various articles on the Red Book:

An excellent New York Times article:
www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/magazine/20jung-t.html

On Point with Tom Ashbrook radio interview:
www.onpointradio.org/2009/09/carl-jungs-secret-book

NPR article with a beautiful image from the book:
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120129676

Exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art: The Red Book of C.G. Jung—Creation of a New Cosmology. Scroll down and you can page through the book. Also, check out the link to their Cabaret Film Series, which features films on Jungian themes.
www.rmanyc.org/theredbook

Article by Lama Surya Das from The Huffington Post:
www.huffingtonpost.com/lama-surya-das/jungs-secret-red-book_b_388941.html


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