The Art and Transformative Psychology
of C.G. Jung's Red Book

A Symposium with Joseph Cambray, Lionel Corbett, Peter Frank, Nancy Furlotti, Hugh Milstein, Sonu Shamdasani, and Willow Young

"The years, of which I have spoken to you, when I pursued the inner images, were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this."
—C.G. Jung, 1957

After a long period of self-reflection and self-experimentation, which he called "confrontation with the unconscious," Liber Novus or The Red Book emerged from Jung's psyche in elaborately written and beautifully illustrated form. Through the process of losing and regaining his soul, important tenets of his life's work with the soul and psyche were birthed. After living a life in the family vault, the book emerged, was expertly digitized, and published. Six years later, The Red Book, with its exquisite images and provocative messages still captivates our imagination and travels the world, now in yet a new form as fine art prints.

This symposium brings together Jungian analysts, scholars, and artistic thinkers for a weekend of critical and creative dialogues about Jung's contributions to science, religion, psychology, art, and perception. We will celebrate Jung, the visionary creative artist, and explore Jung, the scientist. The weekend will begin with the opening reception for an exhibition of The Red Book limited edition fine art prints. Join us for a stimulating and provocative weekend in Santa Barbara. 

Exhibition of Limited Edition Fine Art Prints
from C.G. Jung's Red Book

February 21 – April 4, 2014 at Pacifica Graduate Institute
DigitalFusion's Imago Novus series has exclusively released limited editions of 77 of Jung's full-page drawings from The Red Book, authorized by the Jung family. They will be on display at Pacifica through April 4th. View the prints and order online at Prints are also available from the Pacifica Bookstore.

Symposium Presentations

Visionary Science in Analytical Psychology: From The Red Book to the 21st Century with Joseph Cambray
Comparing Jung's written works prior to his experiences that led to The Red Book, with those after he stopped working on it around 1930, major differences in his conception of "science" are apparent. Exploring the shift in worldview that emerged from The Red Book, along with several scientific sources from the German Classical and Romantic periods, we can see a more integrative, holistic form of science was being sought by Jung. These influences contribute to his post Red Book cosmology found in his later works, especially his monograph on synchronicity.

Joseph CambrayJoseph Cambray, Ph.D., is past president of the IAAP, former editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, and author of several books including one from his Fay Lectures, Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe. He has published numerous articles in journals, edited books, and lectures internationally.

Jung in Dialogue with the Soul: Is Jungian Psychology a New Religion? with Lionel Corbett
In 1922, in an active imagination, the soul tells Jung that he has received a revelation that he should not hide. His calling should take priority, and his calling is the new religion and its proclamation. Jung is startled by this, and has no idea how to carry out this task. This lecture will address the question of whether Jung's psychology represents the beginning of a new spiritual form that is arising alongside our existing traditions.

Lionel-CorbettLionel Corbett, M.D., trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Dr. Corbett is a core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute, teaching depth psychology. He is the author of Psyche and the Sacred: Spirituality Beyond Religion, The Religious Function of the Psyche, and The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice.

The Artist Despite Himself with Peter Frank
C.G. Jung refused to regard himself an artist, yet his interest in art was deep, and had extended in his student years to studying the rudiments of painting. This honed sophistication clearly manifests in the ambition and complexity Jung brought to the visualizations of his dreams in the Liberi Primus and Novus. This presentation will explore the questions: Can we call Jung an 'artist?' And if so, what kind?

Peter FrankPeter Frank, M.A., is art critic for the Huffington Post and Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He is former critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly, and served as Editor for THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly. He has taught and lectured extensively throughout North America and Europe.

Art, Technology, and Preservation of Jung's Red Book for the Future with Hugh Milstein
In 2007, Jung's Red Book was released from the family vault for the first time in decades and given to Hugh Milstein from DigitalFusion to evaluate and archive for future generations. Hugh will reveal the technological transformations that have occurred in the last 11 years, allowing this masterwork to be printed with amazing clarity as fine art prints.

Hugh MilsteinHugh Milstein is co-founder and president of DigitalFusion, a leading creative services company in Los Angeles. They are known worldwide for the capture and reproduction of fine art pieces and their archival storage. Hugh was recently named to the "100 Most Important People in Photography" by American Photographer Magazine.

The Differentiation and Transformation of the Feminine in Jung's Personal Journey with Nancy Swift Furlotti and Willow Young
The figures of the archetypal feminine engaged Jung in his journey and in the process both were transformed through their ongoing dialogue of active imagination described in Jung's Liber Novus, The Red Book. This presentation will examine the presence and transformation of the myriad aspects of the feminine as she appears in her various forms, such as Salome, the cook, and the snake.

Nancy FurlottiNancy Swift Furlotti is a Jungian analyst. She is a past president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Philemon Foundation. Nancy is Chair of the Film Archive Committee that oversees the Remembering Jung Video Series. She is the co-editor, with Erel Shalit, of The Dream and Its Amplifications.

Willow YoungWillow Young, M.A., M.F.T., is a core faculty member and Chair of Pacifica's Counseling Psychology Program. She is a Jungian analyst member of the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California. She is currently researching Jung's volumes and seminars, including The Red Book, which address his thoughts on diverse cultures and people.

Jung's 'Theology' of the Dead with Sonu Shamdasani
In Liber Novus, Jung articulated what may be termed a 'theology' of the dead, which formed a central aspect of his personal cosmology, and encompassed, but was not reducible to, his scholarly psychological works. This talk reconstructs the formation of this 'theology,' drawing out the role it played in his life and work.

Sonu ShamdasaniSonu Shamdasani is Philemon Professor of Jung History at the Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines at University College London. He is the author and editor of numerous works, including The Red Book, C.G. Jung: A Biography in Books and, with James Hillman, The Lament of the Dead: Psychology After Jung's Red Book.

General Information

REGISTRATION: Space is limited. Register early! To register, submit the form on this webpage or print and mail it to the Public Programs Department, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013 or call the Public Programs Department at 805.969.3626, ext. 103. Full payment is required with your registration. An email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.

CANCELLATION: To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time. In the event that the program is sold out with a waitlist and we are able to transfer your registration to someone on the waitlist, we will issue you a refund less the processing fee. Any registration transfers that do not go through our office will be assessed the processing fee onsite.

For a refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.

LOCATION: The symposium and exhibition will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. This campus has lodging, dining facilities, and parking.

ACCOMMODATIONS: A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus:
$87 per night single occupancy (one twin or standard full size bed)
$120 per night couple occupancy (one standard full size bed; not a queen)
$132 per night double occupancy (two twin beds)
plus 10% occupancy tax
Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with a shared bath and shower. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica's Public Programs Department.

MEALS: Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. Included in your registration fee are the Friday reception; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch. No other meals will be available. Pacifica's caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests and include organic ingredients where possible. Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan, gluten free, or vegetarian meal or if you have other medical dietary restrictions.

TRAVEL: Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campus. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of financial need scholarships are available for this program. To apply, please fill out the registration form including payment information, and send a letter of request detailing your financial circumstances. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted to approve processing of payment. Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: 9 CE credits are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177) and for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.

DISABILITY SERVICES ON CAMPUS: It is the policy of Pacifica's Public Programs Department to accommodate attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a public program. If you are accompanied by a service dog, please contact disability services directly (805.679.6124), as all animals visiting campus must have pre-approval. For additional information regarding Pacifica's policies, visit