EVENT

18. THE RED BOOK: THE EMERGENCE OF THE CREATIVE SPIRIT IN JUNG'S RED BOOK AND ART, 1915-1929/30

Thursday, April 20, 2023

SPEAKER

Diane Finiello Zervas

DATE & TIME

Thursday, April 20, 2023

7:30 pm

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9:30 pm

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COST

£25

LOCATION

Online

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SUBJECTS COVERED

Fundamentals, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology, Active Imagination, Psychology and Religion, Individuation

DESCRIPTION

This seminar will explore Jung’s visual imagery in The Red Book and other artistic works as a creative process, building from visual simplicity to symbolic complexity.  By means of creative imagination and the transcendent function, these works created a new visual world in service of individuation and the new god image, and provided Jung with a new aesthetic foundation for his subsequent written theories. After tracing the development of Jung’s visual imagery in The Red Book, the seminar will turn to two of Jung’s most important personifications, the‘Dominant Fathers’ Philemon and Ka, highlighting their roles in some of his later works that depicted the cross-quartered circle and sphere, Jung’s reconciling symbol for the creation of the new god, and of individuation.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

IGAP member

READING

Reading:

Zervas, D.F. ‘Philemon, Ka, and Creative Fantasy: The Formation of the Reconciling Symbol in Jung’s Visual Work, 1919-1923’, Phanês, 3 (2020) 25-75

Paintings:

Jung, C. G., The Red Book Liber Novus, ed S.Shamdasani, trans. M. Kyburz, J. Peck, S. Shamdasani, New York and London: W.W.Norton & Company (2009), facsimile pages 1-191.