C.G. Jung's Red Book

 

 

In 2010, Idaho Friends of Jung announced its efforts to fulfill its mission of supporting greater awareness of Jung and contributing in small ways to personal and collective individuation in the community through the donations of Jung’s famous Red Book to various organizations.  

Through the Philemon Foundation, whose early efforts to fund the work were supported by a contribution from Idaho Friends of Jung, IFJ was able to purchase the famous tome for individuals and organizations at a generous discounted price, thanks largely as well to Norton Publishing.

As a result, it was with pleasure that IFJ announced donations of the Red Book, on behalf of all who support this non-profit venture, to cash-strapped state university libraries, including Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho. Through the generosity of Susan Ozimkiewicz and Scott Hyder, who each donated the honorarium presented to them by IFJ for their program presentations that year, both Boise Public Library! and BUUF are also beneficiaries of Jung’s explorations into the depths of the unconscious, each with their own volume to lend to others in turn.

In addition, through individual donation and in part on behalf of IFJ, the Red Book was also donated to The College of Idaho, Caldwell, and The College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, bringing the total of gifted volumes around the state to seven!

IFJ also held a local raffle for a copy of the Red Book, as well as a silent auction for a separate volume signed by Prof. Sonu Shamdasani, editor of the Red Book, and Daniel Baumann, current CG Jung Institute-Zurich President and Jung’s great grandson. 

IFJ continues to cultivate ways to serve the community through events, donations, and fundraising opportunities, which can only occur through your generosity.

We would like to offer our thanks to Oregon Friends of Jung for extending their membership discount to our Idaho members for the Red Book events held in Portland (Apr '10).  It was a pleasure to join so many people in support of this important and historic book, and an honor to hear Sonu Shamdasani speak about his experience bringing this book to publication, and the significance it has to our understanding of Jung and his work.

 

If you missed the article in the New York Times about the publication of this amazing book, we invite you to read it here