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04/09/2010

Jung's Red Book - Lecture and Viewing - Los Angeles April 23

Prophecy, Divine Madness, and Psychology

A Public Lecture by Dr. Sonu Shamdasani
Red Book Editor and co-translator; General Editor of the Philemon Foundation; & Philemon Professor of Jung History at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London

Friday, April 23, 7:30-9:30 PM
UCLA Schoenberg Hall

Ticket Information - See Below

Dr. Shamdasani is the editor of The Red Book and Philemon Professor of Jung History at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. Philemon is one of the prominent figures in The Red Book, Jung's inner wise old man. The Philemon Foundation, a non-profit that supports the publication of all of C.G. Jung's unpublished writings, is named after him. We honor him and are guided by him. Check us out at www.philemonfoundation.org. And see the real The Red Book at the Hammer-UCLA Museum in Los Angeles in April, along with a series of dialogues on the book.

In The Red Book are Jung's dreams, visions, active imaginations and layers of commentary that are accessible to all of us. It is written in calligraphic writing with 60 original gauche paintings, much like a medieval illustrated manuscript. From this material, Jung developed his theories on typology, archetypes, collective unconscious, active imagination, religious function of the psyche, Self and more. He spent the rest of his life trying to make sense of it. When you read it, you are pulled down as a companion and witness to his struggle to find his lost soul and regain his life. This is what many of us have experienced in our own lives. It is rich and real--as real as anything you will ever experience. It is no wonder the book it red--it is the burning hot fire that brings with it the light of consciousness.

Limited Seating. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.
Doors open at 6:30.

$50 General Admission (non-reserved seating)

Reserved seating available to those supporting the work of The Philemon Foundation by purchase of a tax-deductible Philemon donor/patron events package of $1,000 or $5,000.

Register Online for Tickets or call: 805-969 3626, EXT. 103.

All proceeds benefit the Philemon Foundation.
www.philemonfoundation.org

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