The Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, New York
The 2009 Philip T. Zabriskie Lecture
C.G. Jung's Dream Houses: The Architecture of the Human Psyche
by Andreas Jung
Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center
New York University
60 Washington Square South
New York, New York
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 will coincide 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 marks 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 on the human experience.