Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung and the “Red Book” Subject of Library Symposium June 19

The Library of Congress announces a conference on Carl G. Jung:

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 jungsymp@loc.gov.

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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    • clarespark
    • May 10th, 2010

    I have done years of original research on Jung and his influence on managerial psychoanalysis, for instance on the career of Henry A. Murray and his Harvard colleagues. Here are the links to my numerous blogs: http://clarespark.com/2010/05/10/jungians-rising/. I find the Library of Congress conference to be ominous as Richard Noll’s books on Jung’s racism and antisemitism have not, to my knowledge, been refuted. But then mystics are in a world of their own. Jung’s influence on the multicultural curriculum is probably underestimated.

  1. A Masterpiece. For me this book is a reveal of his rich archetypal world through paintings and text. One of my favorite explorations into the human subconscious and collective unconscious.

    Love it!

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