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As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
– C.G. Jung

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2010 Zabriskie Lecture by Wendy Doniger

Date(s) - October 10, 2009
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, New York Presents

“C.G. Jung’s Dream Houses:
The Architecture of the Human Psyche”
by Andreas Jung

An architect and architectural preservationist for the city of Zurich, a grandson of Carl Gustav and Emma Jung, Andreas Jung is an author of The House of C.G. Jung and the current occupant of the Jung family home on the Lake of Zurich. He will present C.G. Jung’s dreams and drawings of houses, as well as photographs of the residence in Kusnacht and the tower retreat in Bollingen.

Dreams of houses were extremely important to C.G. Jung. One in particular, shared with Freud in 1909, was especially momentous, for, Jung said, “it led me for the first time to the concept of the ‘collective unconscious.’” According to Jung, the house in the dream was an illustration of “layers of consciousness” from the personal to the collective, “a kind of structural diagram of the human psyche.”

After building the family home in Kusnacht, Jung created a private illuminated journal of mandalas and other images from his “active imaginations” in a large Red Book. He then wanted to build in stone, his tower in Bollingen.

The 2009 Philip T. Zabriskie Lecture coincided both with the publication of The Red Book, and with the October 7th opening of The Red Book exhibit at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. It also marked the 100th year anniversary of C. G. Jung’s first visit to North America and New York.

The Philip T. Zabriskie Lecture is an annual and free event, open to those interested in the dynamics and expressions of the human psyche . It honors the memory and contribution of an eminent member of the New York Jungian community. The invited speaker is a Jungian analyst, a Jungian scholar, or an individual with expertise relevant to a Jungian perspective of the human experience.

No tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please contact the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association administrator, Allison Langerak, at [email protected]

Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center New York University

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