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The Red Book of C. G. Jung Programs

The Red Book Dialogues

In the spirit of RMA's recent exhibition The Red Book of C.G. Jung, in 32 sessions from October 19, 2009 to February 10, 2010, personalities from many different walks of life were paired on stage with a psychoanalyst and invited to respond to and interpret a folio from Jung's Red Book as a starting point for a wide-ranging conversation.

See the Red Book Programming Brochure

The series included conversations with:


Oct. 19

Tibet scholar Robert Thurman + Jane Selinske

Oct. 21

Novelist Gloria Vanderbilt + Andrea Fiuza Hunt

Oct. 23

Dramatist John Patrick Shanley + Polly Young-Eisendrath

Oct. 26

Novelist Siri Hustvedt + Beverley Zabriskie

Oct. 28

Zipcar entrepreneur Robin Chase + Bruce G. Parent

Oct. 30

Comedienne Sarah Silverman + Michael Vannoy Adams

Nov. 2

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey + Douglas G. Tompkins 

Nov. 4

Film director John Boorman + Christopher Hauke

Nov. 5

Documentarian Albert Maysles + Laurie Layton Schapira 

Nov. 6

The Flavorpill Connection + John Beebe 

Nov. 7

Screenwriter/director Charlie Kaufman + John Beebe

Nov. 8

Holistic healer Sas Carey + Eric Hollander

Nov. 8

Poet Linda Gregg + Beth Darlington

Nov. 8

Novelist and activist Alice Walker + Harry Fogarty

Nov. 14

Musician Billy Corgan + Morgan Stebbins

Nov. 15

Actress Kathleen Chalfant + Margaret Klenck

Nov. 18

Painter Philip Taaffe + Diane Fremont

Nov. 21

Musician and artist David Byrne + Sherry Salman

Nov. 22

Greenwich Village building super Mike Chico + Michael Marsman

Nov. 28

Teenage Dreams + Robin Stern

Dec. 3

Performance artist Marina Abramovic + Lee Robbins

Dec. 5

Tarot card reader Pattie Canova + Ami Ronnberg

Dec. 7

New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik + Margaret Klenck

Dec. 9

Theater director Andre Gregory + Sylvester Wojtkowski

Dec. 16

Writer Andrew Harvey + Nathan Schwartz-Salant 

Dec. 20

Philosopher Cornel West + Ann Belford Ulanov

Jan. 6

Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister + Patricia Llosa

Jan. 11

Film director Jonathan Demme + Polly Young-Eisendrath

Jan. 13

Composer John Adams + Laurel Morris

Jan. 24

Poet Tracy K. Smith + Lisa DeBenedittis 

Feb. 6

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner + Morgan Stebbins

Feb. 10

Composer Meredith Monk + Morgan Stebbins


Watch video of the October 7 talk The Mandalas of C.G. Jung

Audio podcasts of most of the Red Book Dialogues are posted on

WNYC was a media sponsor of The Red Book of C.G. Jung.
Promotional support provided by Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Programs were presented in association with the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology.


Special Performances

Jan. 24 2010     6:00  Reflections Concert

Jan. 25 2010     7:00  Karen Finley Performance

Associated Programs Held Outside of RMA

Friday, October 9, 2009 - 7:30 p.m.

The first public lecture on C. G. Jung's Red Book, Sonu Shamdasani, editor of the Red Book

New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.

Tickets $20 to be purchased at the door.


Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 8:00 p.m.

C.G. Jung’s Dream Houses:The Architecture of the Human Psyche

Andreas Jung, architect, and a grandson of C.G., (and the current occupant of the Jung family residence) will present a talk on Jung's dreams, drawings, and Construction of his houses. This is the third Philip T. Zabriskie Memorial Lecture in Analytical Psychology

Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center, New York University, 60 Washington Square South, New York. Free - no tickets or reservations required.