The Botanical Mind exhibition

Red Book Prints at the Camden Art Centre, London (23 September – 24 December 2020)

Currently six large size prints from Jung’s Red Book are on display at the Camden Art Centre, London, in the context of the exhibition The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree.

Photo credit: Installation view of The Botanical Mind, photo: Rob Harris © Camden Art Centre.


NAAP 2019 Gradiva Art Award

The Illuminated Imagination

The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung is proud to announce that the 2019 exhibition, The Illuminated Imagination: The Art of C.G. Jung, is the recipient of the NAAP 2019 Gradiva Art Award. The Foundation received the award together with the AD&A Museum at the University of California in Santa Barbara, the Art and Psyche Working Group, and Pacifica Graduate Institute for their collaborative endeavor in bringing about this exhibition and accompanying conference program.

The Illuminated Imagination

The Art of C.G. Jung – Exhibition and Conference, Art, Design & Architecture Museum (AD&AM), University of California in Santa Barbara (12 January – 28 April 2019)

Based on the recent publication The Art of C.G. Jung the AD & A Museum and the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung in a new exhibition present for the first time a full overview of Jung’s artistic oeuvre, as well as many of his manuscripts and books on art with annotations by Jung. It presents Jung’s Red Book and his own drawings and sculptures within the context of his theories and the world of art from which they drew.

An accompanying book launch and conference co-organized with the Art and Psyche Working Group and the Pacifica Graduate Institute will be held on 4-7 April 2019 at the University of California in Santa Barbara, including presentations by the book authors Ulrich Hoerni, Thomas Fischer and Bettina Kaufmann from the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, Zurich.

The Original Protocols for Memories, Dreams, Reflections

C.G. Jung and Aniela Jaffé (edited by Sonu Shamdasani, with Thomas Fischer and Robert Hinshaw as Consulting Editors)

In 1963, Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung, recorded and edited by Aniela Jafféwas published and swiftly became a bestseller. Since then, it has been regarded as the primary source of information concerning C.G. Jung’s life and work, with sales nearing a million in English alone. In short, it is the work by which Jung has come to be known by the public at large.

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung comprised material compiled and edited by Aniela Jaffé on the basis of her conversations with Jung and was supplemented by Jung’s own memoir concerning the early years of his life and other autobiographical materials, with the participation of Pantheon publisher, Kurt Wolff, who initiated the project. However, behind the scenes, there lay a complex tale of composition, editing and alleged censorship.

The protocols of Aniela Jaffé’s original conversations with Jung reveal that significant material was withheld in the published version, and that much had been edited. While the published version of Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung was cast in the form of a more or less chronological life narrative, the protocols show Jung ranging across an array of subjects in an associative manner in a single conversation, and discovering meaningful connections that he had hitherto not realized, aided by Aniela Jaffé’s sensitive questioning and Kurt Wolff’s prompting.

The protocols present not only recollections of times past, but a critical chapter in Jung’s evolving self-understanding and the elaboration of his work, and a window into his own personal cosmology, as elaborated in his Red Bookand Black Books, and only hinted at in his published writings. They function as a bridge that links Jung’s life and personal relations with his work and professional collaborations. For a contemporary reader, they provide a vivid impression of being in Jung’s presence and hearing him speak openly about his life in a manner that is in turn questing, profound, witty and melancholic.

The literary executor of the estate of Aniela Jaffé, Robert Hinshaw, and the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung have agreed to a complete publication of Aniela Jaffé’s protocols of Jung’s recollections. The volume will be edited by Sonu Shamdasani with Thomas Fischer and Robert Hinshaw as consulting editors, appearing in English in the Philemon Series of the Philemon Foundation, published by Princeton University Press. Anticipated completion in three to four years.

ETH Lecture Series

First Volume out with Princeton University Press

Between 1933 and 1941, C.G. Jung delivered a series of public lectures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. Intended for a general audience, these lectures addressed a broad range of topics, from dream analysis to yoga and meditation. The Philemon Foundation is currently engaged in the edition of an eight-volume series to be published with Princeton University Press reconstructing the texts of Jung’s teaching at ETH. The first volume of this series came out in autumn 2018.