In conjunction with its new exhibition “The Red Book of Carl G. Jung: Its Origins and Influence,” the Library of Congress will sponsor a symposium to examine this seminal work and the Swiss psychiatrist who created it.
The symposium will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Pre-registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created between 1914 and 1930, the “Red Book” was the product of a technique developed by Jung, which he termed “active imagination.” The 205-page illustrated manuscript—in the author’s own hand—had been locked in a vault after Jung’s death. With permission from Jung’s heirs, W.W. Norton published a facsimile edition in October 2009. Edited by distinguished Jung scholar Sonu Shamdasani of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London, the book has already been reprinted to meet the significant demand.
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