Approaching Jung's Red Book
Reading Liber Primus

A Lecture with Sonu Shamdasani


Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Book Signing 5:30-7:00 PM
Lecture 7:00-9:00 PM

Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus,
Santa Barbara

$50 General Admission
$35 Special Admission
(Full-Time Students, Pacifica
Alumni,and Seniors)

$25 Active Pacifica Students

2 Continuing Education Credits


  When C.G. Jung embarked on an extended self-exploration, his "confrontation with the unconscious"; became the heart of The Red Book, a large, illuminated volume he created between 1914 and 1930. While Jung considered The Red Book his most important work, only a handful of people had ever seen it before it was published in October 2009. Intended for scholars, yet accessible to the general reader, the 416 page volume is being called the most influential unpublished work in the history of psychology. This lecture by Sonu Shamdasani, editor of The Red Book will shed light on just how one might approach this central work in Jung's oeuvre.

Sonu Shamdasani, Ph.D., is General Editor of the Philemon Foundation and the Philemon Reader in Jung History at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. He is a historian of psychology and psychiatry, and his research follows two intersecting verticies: the reconstruction of the formation of modern psychological disciplines and therapeutics from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, and a reconstruction of the formation of work of Jung, based on primary archival materials. He is the author of Cult Fictions: C.G. Jung and the Founding of Analytical Psychology, Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology: The Dream of a Science, Jung Stripped Bare by his Biographers, Even, and (with Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen) Le Dossier Freud: Enquête sur l'Histoire de la Psychanalyse. He is the editor of C.G. Jung, The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga; Michael Fordham, Analyst-Patient Interaction: Collected Papers on Technique; Thêodore Flournoy, From India to the Planet Mars: A Case of Multiple Personality with Imaginary Languages and (with Michael Munchow), Speculations after Freud, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Culture.



General Information

LOCATION: The lecture 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 onsite.

Accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus:A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus.

$82.50 per night single occupancy
$115 per night couple occupancy
$125 per night double occupancy
plus 10% occupancy tax

Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Single (twin or double bed), double (two twin beds), and couple (one double bed) rooms are available. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica's Public Program's office.

MEALS: Refreshments will be provided at check in from 5:30-7:00 pm. No other meals will be available.

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.

Space is limited. Register early!

To register, please complete the form and return it to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.565.5796; e-mail to; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or click here to register online. Please include your email address as an email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.

To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than April 14. Tuition less a $15 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 wait list, if you return your seat to our office, and if we are able to transfer your registration to someone on the wait list, we will issue you a refund less the $15 processing fee. Any registration transfers that do not go through our office will be assessed a $15 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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:2 hours of continuing education credit is available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for National Certified Counselors (provider #5436), through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Pacifica adheres to NBCC continuing education guidelines.