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Lecture Series – Dr. Ken Kovacs on C. G. Jung’s Red Book (Liber Novus): Out of the Depths & Out of the Past
October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking talk by Ken Kovacs. Dr. Kovacs is a Dickeyville resident and the Pastor of Catonsville Presbyterian Church.
Wednesday, October 11th
Refreshments at 7:00 and the talk begins at 7:30.
In 1913, the collaborative work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung came to an abrupt end. At the core of their disagreement were differing views of religion and spirituality. With their relationship irrevocably severed, Jung plummeted into a deep depression. This existential crisis forced Jung to confront himself, to explore his unconscious, and to become reacquainted with the desire and direction of his psyche. He listened to the voice of his soul, paid attention to his dreams, drew the images, scenes, and mandalas that emerged from the depths, and wrote it all out in his journals. This exploration, which lasted several years, eventually became known as The Red Book (Liber Novus), and was finally published in 2009, after being locked in a bank vault in Zürich since the early 1960s. Publishers W. W. Norton & Company billed The Red Book as “the most influential unpublished work in the history of psychology.”
We’ll explore the reasons for Jung’s break with Freud, glimpse the world of The Red Book, and discover why the writings of Jung are especially relevant today.