On Friday January 22, 2010 the Asheville Jung Center hosted a live seminar with Dr. Murray Stein, one of the world’s foremost Jungian Analysts out of Zurich, Switzerland. This 3 hour teaching seminar explored some of the deep mysteries of Carl Jung’s then recently released Red Book.
One of the most carefully guarded Jungian tomes, the Red Book, contains the record of Jung’s most personal journey, a journey that brought him to the confluence of brilliance and insanity. With painstaking detail, numerous paintings, images, dialogues and reflections were recorded, revealing his rich archetypal world. It holds the inspiration for much of his pioneering theories and clinical techniques. CG Jung’s artistic masterpiece reveals an active imagination process similar to some modern Jungian journaling activities, such as The Artist’s Way. Analytical Psychology has long hoped to be able to view this profound text. The Red Book had been locked away for almost one hundred years because of its revealing and raw exposure of Jung’s soul. Decades of negotiations with Jung’s heirs led to its release. Jungian groups around the world are exploring this book.
Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a training analyst and president of the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland (ISAP Zurich). He is the author of The Principle of Individuation and many other books and articles in the field of Jungian Psychoanalysis. He is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. From 2001 to 2004 he was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He is a highly sought after international lecturer and presently makes his home in Switzerland.
- Describe the different parts of the Red Book.
- Analyze the different characters Jung interacts with in the Red Book.
- Discuss the historic events that were taking place while Jung created the Red Book.
- Summarize Liber Primus and Liber Secundus.