Engaging the Red Book
About the Course
Anyone even remotely interested in Jung or the field of Analytical Psychology was riveted by the premiere event and release of Liber Novus on October 7, 2009 at the Rubin Museum in New York City. Known more widely as Jung’s Red Book, this singular book is a vivid and dramatic record of Jung’s active imagination during the period following his break with Freud which he refers to in Memories, Dreams, Reflections as his “confrontation with the unconscious.” Jung states definitively that it was during the period documented by the Red Book that he was provided with the prima materia that would take him a lifetime to elucidate and communicate. Sonu Shamadasni, after 12 years of working with, editing, and attending to the publication of the Red Book in a beautiful facsimile edition for the public, has gone so far as to say that the Red Book has redefined Jungian studies as a whole.
For those committed the considerable reading required, along with participation in monthly, seminar-style discussions, Angelo Spoto is prepared to lead participants into the adventure of a lifetime…an in-depth examination of this unique book both in the history of publishing and the history of psychology. We intend to take on as much of the Red Book as possible in these 8 meetings, but given the nature of this vast and fascinating undertaking, it is likely that a “Part 2” of this course will emerge into the Library curriculum in the year following, open only to those who will have completed “Part 1.”
If you are called to this deeper exploration of the mythopoetic birthplace of the pivotal content that acted as the primordial root for the 20 volumes of Jung’s Collected Works, we encourage you to register for this course today! All serious inquiries are welcome. We must have a minimum of 10 participants to run the course, and enrollment will be capped at 20.
The Red Book: Session 1 Wednesday, February 22rd 6:30-9:30pm
The Red Book: Session 2 Wednesday, March 22nd 6:30-9:30pm
The Red Book: Session 3 Wednesday, April 26th 6:30-9:30pm
The Red Book: Session 4 Wednesday, May 24th 6:30-9:30pm
The Red Book: Session 5 Wednesday, August 23rd 6:30-9:30pm
The Red Book: Session 6 Wednesday, September 27th 6:30-9:30pm
The Red Book: Session 7 Wednesday, October 25th 6:30-9:30pm
The Red Book: Session 8 Wednesday, November 29th 6:30-9:30pm
Pre-registration is required for this course. Payment options are available. Members receive a 10% discount. For information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Instructor
Angelo Spoto is a licensed mental health counselor with a master’s degree in Analytical Psychology. He is the co-founder of the C.G. Jung Library of Tampa Bay and author of Jung’s Typology in Perspective (Chiron Publications).