Brenda Crowther

Jungian Analyst & Depth Psychologist

Brenda Crowther

Red Book Seminars

Reading Group with Seminars: Jung’s Red Book or Liber Novus

“The years of which I have spoken to you, when I pursued the inner images, were the most important of my life. …


… Everything else is to be derived from this.  It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore.  My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me.  That was the stuff and material for more than only one life.  Everything later was merely the outer classification, the scientific elaboration, and the integration into life.  But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then.” C G Jung, 1957  (These words of Jung’s, written after his work on the Red Book, are on the opening page of the published edition)

The Seminars began in March 2011

NEW DATES: 2017: 27 September, 25 October, 29 November, 13 December.  We start at 6.30 pm and read and discuss until 8 pm.

Following on from these dates, given some time ago, we finished the last page of the Red Book on 27 September.  The remainder of the term’s dates will be devoted to an overview of selected passages.  On 3 February 2018 there will be a Saturday seminar on our work together.  The group is now closed to new participants.

Spaces are limited and prior application is required.  It is essential to offer some commitment so that the continuity of the group is maintained.  In March 2017 we will have been reading this important book together for six years.  Enquiries are welcome, despite our nearly finishing the book.

Participants will need their own copy and I recommend the reader’s edition which is modestly priced and portable, and is truly perfect for handling and reading.  The correct title: The Red Book, Liber Novis, A Reader’s Edition, C G Jung.  Edited with an introduction by Sonu Shamdasani.  We have the facsimile edition with us, for when we ponder and discuss the pictures.

Applications to Brenda Crowther by email: or phone: 01424 734888.  The cost is £8 per session.

Venue: The Club Library, 1 More’s Gardens, 90 Cheyne Walk, LONDON SW3 5BB  (the Jung Club Library is housed in a private appartment, and faces Battersea Bridge on the corner of Beaufort Street on Chelsea Embankment)

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