The Asheville Jung Center is very pleased to announce an upcoming webinar about the new book Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions Volume 2 hosted by the co-editors Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt. In this webinar they will bring in Keiron Le Grice to speak about his chapter titled “The Metamorphosis of the Gods: Archetypal Astrology and the Transformation of the God-Image in The Red Book.” A broader consideration of the significance of Jung’s Red Book must take into account the historical moment in which it was created. If it is relevant not only to Jung himself, as the articulation of a personal mythology, but also to Western civilization at large, then we must turn our focus to the evolution of the modern West as revealed in its major historical and religious transitions. One way this might be done, in keeping with the tenets of Analytical Psychology, is to consider the archetypal factors impinging upon the Western psyche and the cultural Zeitgeist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from the time of Jung’s birth to the creation of Liber Novus. In so doing, we might gain some perspective on the significance of our own time and our evolving conceptions of the spiritual dimension of experience.
Since its publication in 2009, The Red Book: Liber Novus by C.G. Jung has been a huge success in commercial terms and in gaining general recognition as a significant work of artistic value and of historical interest. The Red Book has been translated into numerous languages; papers and books have been written about it; conferences and seminars have been held to focus on many aspects of its historical and psychological content. Now the time has come to look at it as a work containing immense value for guiding people forward in our time, postmodernity. To that purpose, this webinar series will feature speakers who will address this topic from several different perspectives.
Keiron Le Grice, Ph.D., is a professor of depth psychology and chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California, where he teaches courses on archetypes, individuation, alchemy, synchronicity, and the history of depth psychology. He was educated at the University of Leeds, England (B.A. honors, Philosophy and Psychology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies(CIIS) in San Francisco (M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy and Religion). He is the author of four books—The Archetypal Cosmos, Discovering Eris, The Rebirth of the Hero, and Archetypal Reflections—and co-editor of Jung on Astrology. Keiron is a founding editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology, now serving as senior editorial advisoradviser, and co-founder of the Institute of Transpersonal and Archetypal Studies (www.itas-psychology.com). He has edited several books for Muswell Hill Press in London, and has also taught for CIIS and Grof Transpersonal Training. Web page: www.keironlegrice.com
Murray Stein, Ph.D., studied as an undergraduate at Yale University (B.A. in English) and attended graduate student at Yale Divinity School (M.Div.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D. in Religion and Psychological Studies). He trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich. From 1976 to 2003 he was a training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, of which he was a founding member and President from 1980 to 1985. In 1989 he joined the Executive Committee of IAAP as Honorary Secretary for Dr. Thomas Kirsch as President (1989-1995) and served as President of the IAAP from 2001 to 2004. He was president of ISAP Zurich 2008-2012 and is presently a training and supervising analyst there. He resides in Goldiwil (Thun), Switzerland. His special interests are psychotherapy and spirituality, methods of Jungian psychoanalytic treatment, and the individuation process. Major publications: In Midlife, Jung’s Map of the Soul, Minding the Self, Soul: Retrieval and Treatment, Transformation: Emergence of the Self, and Outside, Inside and All Around. www.murraystein.com
Thomas Arzt, Ph.D., was educated in Physics and Mathematics at Giessen University (Germany). Research Assistant at Princeton University (USA) with the special focus on atomic, nuclear and plasma physics. 1988 Training and Certification in Initiatic Therapy at the “Schule für Initiatische Therapie” of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim and Maria Hippus-Gräfin Dürckheim in Todtmoos-Rütte (Black Forest, Germany). 2016 Training Program Continuing Education in Analytical Psychology at ISAP Zurich. Since 1999 President and Managing Director of Strategic Advisors for Transformation GmbH, an international consulting company for simulation technology, complexity management, and “Strategic Foresight under Deep Uncertainty” in Freiburg, Germany. He resides in Lenzkirch (Black Forest), Germany. Major publications: Various publications on Naturphilosophie in the context of Wolfgang Pauli und C. G. Jung: Unus Mundus: Kosmos und Sympathie (ed., 1992), Philosophia Naturalis (ed., 1996), Wolfgang Pauli und der Geist der Materie (ed., 2002). Editor of the German series Studienreihe zur Analytischen Psychologie. www.thomasarzt.de