25oct(oct 25)7:00 pm(oct 25)7:00 pmFeaturedMildred Harris Lecture - Sherlocking Suffering in The Red Book and in Ourselveswith John PeckCurtis Library - Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Mildred Harris Lecture Sherlocking Suffering in The Red Book and in Ourselves John Peck Friday, October 25, 2019, 7 to 9 pm Curtis
Mildred Harris Lecture
Sherlocking Suffering in The Red Book and in Ourselves
Friday, October 25, 2019, 7 to 9 pm
Curtis Library, Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick
Free and Open to the Public, Funded by a generous gift from Mildred Harris
One year before WWI, his large book on mythological symbols in print, Jung realized with a shock that he “had no myth”. Soon began “my greatest experiment”, the private Liber Novus or The Red Book. In its light a century later one can wager that (a) we do not have our souls, but our souls have us; and (b) god no longer comes from above but from below, and not from outside but from inside.
We are not merely “interested in” these things—we suffer them, or we walk away. In this session, Dr. Peck will demonstrate how one might draw light from certain key passages along with some of the large paintings—page 129’s dragon, page 163’s golden castle mandala, and the earlier 17-frame egg-incubation sequence—and how they inform a second-order initiation, in Jung’s own phrase in his dictated memoir, archetypal initiation. The aims of this lecture are to stimulate perception and to meet your questions.
John Peck, PhD, of Brunswick, Maine, born 1941, PhD in English from Stanford, has taught at Princeton, Mount Holyoke, the University of Zurich, and Skidmore, has written eleven books of poetry, worked as an analyst since the early ‘90s, and since 2006 collaborated with colleagues at the Philemon Foundation, including Sonu Shamdasani and Mark Kyburz in translating The Red Book.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Curtis Library - Morrell Meeting Room
23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011