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Previous Events
Events listed on this page represent some of the lectures and seminars related to The Red Book and other Philemon Series publications taking place worldwide.

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C. G. Jung: A Biography in Books

Sonu Shamdasani

Saturday 26 November 2011

11h to 16h30

To mark the opening of the exhibition
The Red and the Black: C. G. Jung and World Literature

Martin Bodmer Foundation, Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland

In 1912, Jung noted: “should it happen that all traditions in the world were cut off with a single blow, the whole mythology and history of religion would start over again with the succeeding generation”. With this vision, Jung gave a new understanding to the concept of world literature: the history of human thought lay in the soul. Passed on from generation to generation, it was always ready to re-emerge. This seminar will explore Jung’s intellectual biography, through tracing his pivotal encounters with books. Commencing with his study of the classics of Western literature, we will explore how he tried to transform the understanding of mythology and religion through psychology. We will then follow Jung’s literary experiment in The Red Book, exploring how the literary sources he drew upon informed his fantasies, and how in reflecting upon them, he distilled ideas which led to a new psychology, through which he sought to illumine the history of human thought. We will then look at Jung’s alchemical notebooks, and how he came to understand the symbolic meaning of alchemy as self-development, and how he sought to establish a cross-cultural psychology of higher development in collaboration with leading scholars such as Mircea Eliade, Karl Kérenyi, D. T. Suzuki, Walter Evans-Wentz and Richard Wilhelm, which would revivify religious traditions and overcome the split in modern times between science and religion.

MAY 2011

Friday, May 6th
Lecture by Red Book translator, poet and analyst, John Peck, PhD
“I Teach You the Joy of Suffering: Sacrifice and the Dead.”
The Pittsburgh Inter-Regional Training Society

Saturday, May 7th
Workshop by Red Book translator, poet and analyst, John Peck, PhD
“Steps toward Jung’s Fortress Church Mandala: historiogenesis and mass murder, sacrifice and incubation.”
The Pittsburgh Inter-Regional Training Society

APRIL, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011:
“Jung After the Red Book”
Lecture by Sonu Shamdasani
The Jung Center of Houston
Houston, Texas
7:30 pm
$20 ($15 Jung Center members)
1.5 CE hours
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Saturday, April 2, 2011
Seminar with Sonu Shamdasani
The Jung Center of Houston
Houston, Texas
11 am – 4:30 pm (1.5 hour lunch break)
$120 ($110 Jung Center members)
4 CE hours
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Private Donor Viewing of Red Book Exhibit
Zurich, Switzerland
Rietberg Museum

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Lecture by Professor Sonu Shamadasani
Zurich, Switzerland
Rietberg Museum

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Private Lecture Reception
Following Lecture
Co-sponsored by the Philemon Foundation, ISAP, and the C.G. Jung Institute.

Thursday, December 2, 2010
“Red Book as Medicine for Our Times”
Lecture by Nancy Furlotti
Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah campus – Union Building, Saltair room

Hosted by the Jung Society of Utah

Read an article in the Salt Lake City Catalyst Magazine that includes an interview with Nancy Furlotti.

Thursday, September 2, 2010
“Jung’s Red Book: A Virtual Exhibition”
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Denver, Colorado
University of Denver,
Spencer Room in the Newman Center For the Performing Arts
Become a donor to the Philemon Foundation at this exclusive event! There will be hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and discussion, as well as a formal presentation by Dr. Shamdasani in which the Red Book Exhibit as shown in New York and Los Angeles comes to life.

Friday, September 3, 2010
“The Way of What is to Come”: Reading Liber Primus
Denver, Colorado
7 pm to 9 pm
University of Denver, Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall
Dr. Sonu Shamdasani introduces us to reading Liber Primus – the first parchment signature of Jung’s Red Book. Dr. Shamdasani will reconstruct the sequence of events that underlay it, the various levels of elaboration and commentary, and Jung’s subsequent attempt to translate its conceptions into his scholarly writings.

Saturday, September 4, 2010
“The Dramatis Personae of Liber Primus”
Denver, Colorado
10:30 am to 5:30 pm
University of Denver, Craig Hall, School of Social Work
In Liber Primus we encounter the Spirit of the Depths, the Spirit of the Time, the Killed Man, a Scarab, a Youth, Siegfried, Elijah, Salome, the Serpent and the Soul. In this seminar, we will explore these figures, the landscapes of their emergence and their interrelation. Dr. Shamdasani will start us on this exploration, and with his guidance we will enter the world of Liber Primus. (it will be expected that participants have read this section of the Red Book).

AUGUST, 2010
August 22-28, 2010: Congress of the IAAP
International Association for Analytical Psychology
Montreal, Canada

“Liber Novus: From Personal Cosmology to General Psychology”
Sonu Shamdasani presentation on the Red Book
August 23rd, 8pm

“Jung After the Red Book”
Discussion with Sonu Shamsasani, Nancy Furlotti (CGJILA), John Peck (JPA), Judith Harris (AGAP, OAJA). Moderator: Stan Marlan (PSJA, IRSJA)
August 24th, 10:30am

“Performance of the Jung-White Letters”
Based on the recently published book in the Philemon Series, edited by Ann Lammers, Paul Brutsche and John Hill will take the leading roles as C.G. Jung and Victor White respectively in the performance of the Jung-White Letters. The performance also includes the participation of Ann Lammers, Murray Stein and Heike Weiss.
August 26th, 8pm

For more information on the IAAP conference, visit the website here

JULY, 2010
July 11-16
“The Red Book: Jung’s Inner Life Revealed”
Jung on the Hudson, Rhinebeck, NY

Lectures and seminars by Gilda Frantz, Stephen A. Martin, John Peck, Amy Ronnberg, Francis V. O’Connor, Sanford Drob, and Ann Belford Ulanov.

For more information on this wonderful series, visit the NY Jung Center website

APRIL, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

“Prophecy, Divine Madness and Psychology: Liber Novus, The Red Book of C. G. Jung,” a public lecture by Sonu Shamdasani.

7:00-9:00 pm
Schoenberg Hall – UCLA
UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90024

April 16-17, 2010
Portland, Oregon

Oregon Friends of C. G. Jung Presents: A Weekend Program on C. G. Jung’s Red Book

A Friday Presentation:
April 16, 7:30 p.m.
Portland, OR

The Way of What is to Come: Jung’s Liber Novus and the Past and Future of Jungian Psychology. A Presentation by Sonu Shamdasani, Ph.D., editor and lead translator of The Red Book, with an introduction by Daniel Baumann, President of the Zürich C. G. Jung Institute and great-grandson of C.G. Jung.

A Saturday Seminar with Sonu Shamadasani:
April 17, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Portland, OR

A Celebration with Daniel Baumann: Saturday evening
April 17th 6:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Portland, OR.

For details on ordering tickets go to:

Saturday, November 7, 2009
London, England

“Liber Novus: The Red Book of C. G. Jung,” by Professor Sonu Shamdasani*

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London W1
Lecture and Reception £55
Enquiries about the event to Maggie Stanway tel: 020 7235 8158 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

This lecture is sponsored by The Association of Jungian Analysts, The Analytical Psychology Club, The British Association of Psychotherapists, The Guild of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality, The Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists, The Journal of Analytical Psychology, The Philemon Foundation, and The Society of Analytical Psychology.

Saturday, October 10, 2009
New York, NY

“C.G. Jung’s Dream Houses: The Architecture of the Human Psyche,” an evening lecture by Andreas Jung

8:00 PM
Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center
New York University
60 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
Admission is free.

Andreas Jung is the Secretary of the Stiftung C. G. Jung Küsnacht, an architect, the grandson of C. G. Jung and current occupant of the Jung family home in Küsnacht.

Friday, October 9, 2009
New York, NY

“Liber Novus: The Red Book of C. G. Jung,” by Sonu Shamdasani

7:30 PM
New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.
New York, NY 10029
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door.

Thursday, October 8, 2009
New York, NY

Philemon Foundation Donor’s Private Viewing of C. G. Jung’s Red Book

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Rubin Museum of Art

150 West 17th Street, New York

The Philemon Foundation is pleased to invite all of its donors to a private reception and viewing of C. G. Jung’s Red Book. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Professor Sonu Shamdasani and members of the Board of Directors of the Philemon Foundation.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
New York, NY

On the occasion of the publication C. G. Jung’s legendary Red Book, the Philemon Foundation is pleased to sponsor a lecture together with a slide presentation of images from the work by Sonu Shamdasani, editor of the Red Book. The third volume of the Philemon Series, the Red Book is translated by Mark Kyburz, John Peck and Sonu Shamdasani, and published by W. W. Norton & Co.

Martin Brauen and Sonu Shamadasani in Conversation

7:00 PM
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York

Martin Brauen, Chief Curator of the Rubin Museum of Art and Sonu Shamdasani, Guest Curator of the exhibition, The Red Book of C. G. Jung: Creation of a New Cosmology, will discuss cross-correspondences between this exhibition and the concurrent Rubin Museum exhibition, Mandala: The Perfect Circle.

Admission to the program is $12. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the museum’s box office at (212) 620-5000, ext. 344 or online at

Dr. Brauen is the author of Mandala: Sacred Circle in Tibetan Buddhism and Professor Shamdasani is General Editor of the Philemon Foundation and Philemon Professor in Jung History at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London.

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