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Published at last in 2009, the Red Book offers an intimate journey through the labyrinths of Jung’s inner life. All of his later concepts show up there in early form. Furthermore, this remarkable document reveals Jung’s struggle to craft a form of psychological inquiry and practice that could trace the roots of personally felt conflict, dream, and healing in the events of his time.


As Jung approached age 40, he suffered two unexpected visionary episodes that made him fear a psychotic break.

To learn more about himself, Jung began writing in a journal while plunging deeply into his own consciousness, inviting the impulses and images buried for so long to well upward. Scenes, voices, faces, and strange events rolled through his imagination to become the “magma” that crystallized into his version of depth psychology.

Eventually, he took material from these journals, wrote it in calligraphy, added commentaries, and colorful paintings, and called the result the Red Book because of its red cover.

This course includes:

Thirteen graduate-level audio lectures, (each between 40-60 minutes)

The audio commentary includes an introduction to The Red Book

Biographical information about Jung

Comparisons of parallels between his time and ours 

Chapter-by-chapter interpretations of difficult material, psychological ideas,

and cultural references in this epochal text.

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