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The Red Book for Today with Susan Tiberghien, Jungian Author

  • Sat, April 10, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting
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The Red Book for Today with Susan Tiberghien, Jungian Author

Our age is seeking a new spring of life. I found one and drank of it and the water tasted good. C.G. Jung (The Red Book, p. 210)

There is only one way and that is your way.  C.G. Jung (The Red Book, p. 231)

In 1913, C.G. Jung wrote in The Red Book that he had lost his way; he had lost his soul. Have we, over a century later, lost our way, lost our soul?  Might we listen anew as he calls, “My soul, where are you?” 

In this lecture / workshop, participants will turn to The Red Book to find our way forward in a world threatened not only by a deadly virus, but also by the challenges of climate change, economic inequalities, and racial divides.

After an introduction to how Jung came to create the book, we will follow as Jung enters the world of imagination in search of his soul. With excerpts from the Red Book, we will see how he actively imagines her, holding on to her hand as he journeys in the dark. How he encounters images and figures, listening and learning from them. We will go on our own journey into the dark, practicing ACTIVE IMAGINATION. We will find our own way within us. In so doing, we will contribute to the way of the world around us.


Susan TiberghienAmerican writer living in Geneva, holds a degree in Literature and Philosophy (magna cum laude) with graduate work at the Université de Grenoble and the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich. She is the author of four memoirs: Looking for Gold: A Year in Jungian Analysis; Circling to the Center; Side by Side, Writing Your Love Story; and Footsteps, In Love with a Frenchman;  two writing books: One Year to a Writing Life, Writing Toward Wholeness: Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung; and most recently, the 20th Anniversary Edition of Circling to the Center, An Invitation to Silent Prayer. Several of her titles have been translated into Swedish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, and French.

For over 20 years Tiberghien has been teaching workshops at C.G. Jung Societies, at the International Women’s Writing Guild, and at writers’ centers and conferences, in the U.S. and Europe. She has recorded online master classes for the Jung Society of Washington DC:  Writing to the Soul, Seeing Beauty with Words, and Through Darkness to Light. Recently she recorded the course, Rekindling the Soul: Active Imagination, on the Jung Platform.

An active member of International PEN, Tiberghien founded and directed the Geneva Writers’ Group for 25 years, bringing together over 230 English language writers. She is a founding member of the International Writers Residence at Lavigny. She is married, with six children, fifteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

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