The Philemon Foundation is preparing for the publication of the Black Books 1913-1932--a facsimile edition of six volumes. On December 17th, W.W. Norton will release the Philemon Series' text only version of The Red Book and on December 23rd Princeton University Press will release The Genesis of Psychological Types: The Correspondence between C. G. Jung and Hans Schmid: 1915-1916.
As we move toward a new year, the Philemon Foundation is pleased to report on its many projects.
We are especially thrilled to announce that we are now preparing for publication the long awaited Black Books 1913-1932 of C. G. Jung.
The Black Books will come to publication in cooperation between the Philemon Foundation, the Foundation of the Works of C. G Jung, and W. W. Norton, publisher of Liber Novus, The Red Book. They will be a major contribution to the historical documentation of psychological exploration.
The Black Books are not personal diaries, but the records of the unique self-exploration Jung called his 'confrontation with the unconscious.' In them, Jung recorded his engagement with his inner world, his dreams, fantasies, and psychic experience. Approximately fifty percent of the The Red Book derives directly from the Black Books between 1913 and 1916. The material that Jung did not transfer to the Red Book is as significant in the evolution of his theories as the passages he included. They shed light on the genesis of The Red Book, the further elaboration of Jung's personal cosmology from 1916 onwards, and the making of analytical psychology.
The Philemon series edition of the Black Books will be produced by the scholars who prepared the Red Book. They will be edited and introduced by the Philemon Foundation General Editor, Sonu Shamdasani, and will be translated by Mark Kyburz, John Peck, and Sonu Shamdasani. The Norton publication will be a facsimile edition of six volumes, designated by their dates, in a boxed set.
On December 17th, W.W. Norton will release the Philemon Series' text only version of The Red Book: A Reader's Edition, which will include the complete introduction, translation and scholarly apparatus, in a compact format.
This will be followed on December 23rd by the Princeton University Press publication of The Genesis of Psychological Types: The Correspondence between C. G. Jung and Hans Schmid: 1915-1916, edited by John Beebe and Ernst Falzeder, and translated by Ernst Falzeder with Tony Woolfson.
The Philemon Foundation underwrites the cost of preparing these Jung works for publication, but neither the Foundation nor its editors receive the royalties. We hope that our professional communities and their members will be willing to support the efforts of the Philemon Foundation's scholarship and editing projects, so that its work can continue.
Many Jungian and graduate institutes with professional curriculums, foundations with public programs, websites and internet affiliates have benefited from the renewed interest in Jung, and the newly available material in The Red Book and other Philemon series volumes.
Through the work of the Philemon Foundation, the release of previously unpublished works by Jung is fostering a more prominent Jungian presence in the larger world, a better understanding of Jung in professional circles, the teaching of Jung in the Academy and analytic training institutes, as well as international conferences on Jung. These primary source materials make a profound and significant contribution to the development of the discipline and field of Jung history. They are augmenting the place of .lung in our cultural discourse, and are reaching new generation.
The past years have brought Ihe realization and recognition of the accomplishments of the Philemon Foundation, its editors and translators. The original facsimile edition of The past years have brought Ihe realization and recognition of the accomplishments of the Philemon Foundation, its editors and translators. The original facsimile edition of Liber Novus, The Red Book, has now sold more than 100,000 copies in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Czech, and Romanian. The original calligraphic volume of The Red Book and the Black Books have been exhibited with Jung's paintings, sculptures, and manuscripts at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, the Musee Guimet in Paris, and the Bodmer Foundation near Geneva, where a successful scholars' and donors' Forum was held last March. The marked increase of attendance during these exhibitions indicate the public's interest in Jung.
For information on how you can participate in the Philemon publication project, please go to our website, www.philemonfoundation.org.
Please see below our published and forthcoming editions.
- The Red Book. Liber Novus, edited by Sonu Shamdasani, and translated by Mark Kyburz, John Peck, and Sonu Shamdasani (New York, W. W. Norton, 2009).
-Children's Dreams: Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936-1940, edited by Maria Meyer- Grass and Lorenz Jung, translated by Ernst Falzeder with the collaboration of Tony Woolfson (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2008).
- The Jung-White Letters, edited by Ann Conrad Lammers and Adrian Cunningham, consulting editor, Murray Stein. (London, Routledge, 2006).
- Introduction to Jungian Psychology: Notes of the Seminar on Analytical Psychology in 1925, revised edition edited by Sonu Shamdasani (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2012)
-Jung Contra Freud: Jung's 1912 New York Lectures on Psychoanalysis, with a new introduction by Sonu Shamdasani (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2012).
-The Genesis of Psychological Types: The Correspondence between C. G. Jung and Hans Schmid: 1915-1916 edited by John Beebe and Ernst Falzeder, translated by Ernst Falzeder with Tony Woolfson, (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2012)
-Jung's seminar, Dream Interpretation: Ancient and Modern, edited by Maria Mayer-Grass, Lorenz Jung and John Peck, and translated by Ernst Falzeder with Tony Woolfson.
-Jung's 1933 Berlin Seminar, edited by Giovanni Sorge, and translated by Mark Kyburz and John Peck.
-Jung's 1931 German Seminar, edited by Ernst Falzeder and translated by Ernst Falzeder with Tony Woolfson.