The Black Books

Notebooks of Transformation 1913 – 1932, ed. Sonu Shamdasani (W.W. Norton, 2020)

The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung is pleased to announce the long awaited publication of C.G. Jung’s Black Books, a seven volume facsimile edition, accompanied by translation, introduction and notes. In Liber Novus, Jung’s so-called Red Book, he drew on dreams, visions and inner dialogues recorded in the Black Books during the years 1913 to 1916, but he continued to write in them for decades. The Black Books shed light on the elaboration of Jung’s personal cosmology and his attempts to embody insights from his self-investigation into his life and relationships. After the release of the material for publication by the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung in 2011 the edition was being prepared by the Philemon Foundation over the past years (editor Sonu Shamdasani, translators Martin Liebscher, John Peck and Sonu Shamdasani) and has successfully been brought to publication by the publisher W. W. Norton on 14 October 2020.

Re-edition of Historical Literature Reviews

BHMS_JUNG_COUVERTUREC. G. Jung, Comptes rendus critiques de la psychologie francophone, Introduction, traduction et notes par Florent Serina (Editions BHMS, 2020)

Before joining Freud’s psychoanalytic movement, C. G. Jung acted as an important intermediary of psychology in French language for the German speaking world. From 1905 to 1909 he synthesized and discussed current developments in the francophone field of this young discipline for his European peers in German language reviews which were published in the Zeitschrift für Psychologie, Folia neuro-biologica, as well as a in a number of other professional outlets. Florent Serina with the support of the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung has re-published the entirety of this material in a new and fully annotated bilateral German-French edition, including a historical introduction which situates Jung’s texts in the contemporary debate on the study of the psyche in the early 20th century.

 

Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process

Notes of C.G. Jung’s Seminars on Wolfgang Pauli’s Dreams, ed. Suzanne Gieser (Princeton University Press, 2019)

In 1936 and 1937, C. G. Jung delivered two legendary seminars on dream interpretation, the first on Bailey Island, Maine, the second in New York City. Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process makes these lectures widely available for the first time, offering a compelling look at Jung as he presents his ideas candidly and in English before a rapt American audience.

The dreams presented here are those of Nobel Prize–winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, who turned to Jung for therapeutic help because of troubling personal events, emotional turmoil, and depression. In his interpretations of Pauli’s dreams Jung reflects on modern physics, the nature of reality, the political currents of his time, and draws on examples from the Mithraic mysteries, Buddhism, Hinduism, Chinese philosophy, Kundalini yoga, and ancient Egyptian concepts of body and soul. He also discusses the symbolism of the Catholic Mass, the Trinity, and Gnostic ideas in the noncanonical Gospels.

With an incisive introduction and annotations, Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process provides a rare window into Jung’s interpretation of dreams and the development of his psychology of religion.

The Art of C.G. Jung

Edited by the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung (W.W. Norton, November 2018)

After almost three decades of research the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung is publishing a lavishly illustrated volume of Jung’s visual work – much of it previously unpublished –, from drawing to painting to sculpture. The publication, in 2009, of Jung’s Red Book had revealed an astonishing visual facet of a man so influential in the realm of thought and words, which integrated stunning symbolic images with an exploration of “thinking in images” in therapeutic work and the development of the method of Active Imagination.

Based on the long-standing work of its former director and president, Ulrich Hoerni, the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung is now able to present the first comprehensive overview of the visual oeuvre of Jung, who himself never wanted to be considered an “artist”. The Art of C.G. Jung is focussing on Jung’s remarkable creative talents and broad spectrum of artistic accomplishment. The essays collected in the book trace the evolution of Jung’s visual efforts from early childhood to adult life while illuminating the close relation of Jung’s lived experience to his scientific and creative endeavors, and offers a diverse exhibition of Jung’s engagement with visual art as maker, collector, and analyst.

History of Modern Psychology

Lectures Delivered at ETH Zurich, Vol. 1, 1933-1934, ed. Ernst Falzeder (Princeton University Press, 2018)

In these inaugural lectures of the ETH series, Jung emphasizes the development of concepts of the unconscious and offers a comparative study of movements in French, German, British, and American thought. He also gives detailed analyses of Justinus Kerner’s The Seeress of Prevorst and Théodore Flournoy’s From India to the Planet Mars. These lectures present the history of psychology from the perspective of one of the field’s most legendary figures. They provide a unique opportunity to encounter Jung speaking for specialists and nonspecialists alike and are the primary source for understanding his late work.

The book carries a substantial foreword by Ulrich Hoerni of the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung and features cross-references to the Jung canon and explanations of concepts and terminology. History of Modern Psychology painstakingly reconstructs and translates these lectures from manuscripts, summaries, and recently recovered shorthand notes of attendees. It is the first volume of a series that will make the ETH lectures available in their entirety to English readers.