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Jung's Red Book

Jung's Red Book


Ten hours of audio lectures  covering the entire Red Book, the account of Jung’s visionary inner journeys. We start with some background and then go through chapter by chapter.


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:

  1. Thirteen graduate-level audio lectures, (each between 40-60 minutes)
  2. The audio commentary includes an introduction to The Red Book
  3. Biographical information about Jung
  4. Comparisons of parallels between his time and ours 
  5. Chapter-by-chapter interpretations of difficult material, psychological ideas,
  6. and cultural references in this epochal text.


Note: you must be able to play .m4a files.

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