Myth Reading Group
Thursday 8 December
12.00-1.30pm in Room NTC.2.06
In his recently published Red Book — Liber Novus (2009) C. G. Jung recorded and described, as well as in some cases pictorially illustrated, a series of fantasies that he would later dub his ‘confrontation with the unconscious’. Jung generated and explored these fantasies by means of the technique he would call active imagination. For Jung the imagination could be mythopoeic, and his fantasies are replete with the figures and landscapes of myth. In this session we look at a selection of episodes in which the inner landscape plays an important role in the fantasy.
G. Jung, The Red Book: Liber Novus, ed. S. Shamdasani, trans. M. Kyburz, J. Peck and S. Shamdasani (New York: Norton, 2009)