The Asheville Jung Center Presents

Jung’s Red Book for Our Time
Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions

The Asheville Jung Center is very pleased to announce our Winter webinar series, Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions hosted by Murray Stein. Dr. Stein has already taken part in 6 recent webinar series including Jung and Alchemy, The Psychology of Fairy tales, World Religions, Jung and Evil, and The Life and Work of Erich Neumann. This course will consist of 4 webinars discussing the great importance of Jung’s Red Book in modern time. Participants may register for the full series of lectures for one price of $99. Participants joining anytime after the course begins can still register and catch up by watching the recorded version of prior lectures.

Since its publication in 2009, The Red Book: Liber Novus by C.G. Jung has been a huge success in commercial terms and in gaining general recognition as a significant work of artistic value and of historical interest. The Red Book has been translated into numerous languages; papers and books have been written about it; conferences and seminars have been held to focus on many aspects of its historical and psychological content. Now the time has come to look at it as a work containing immense value for guiding people forward in our time, postmodernity. To that purpose, this webinar series will feature speakers who will address this topic from several different perspectives.

A Webinar Series hosted by Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt, editors of Jung’s Red Book for Our Time

Live seating is limited so reserve your seat today!

The Asheville Jung Center is a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) – Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible of all aspects of the program. (Provider # 6594)

Seminar Series:

Session #1: 1/25/2018 11AM ET

Murray Stein will introduce the series with an overview of the project of publishing a three volume series of essays titled Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions, with contributions by some fifty Jungian analysts and scholars around the world and published by Chiron Publications. Volume 1 has appeared so far, and Volume 2 is in preparation. Thomas Arzt will summarize his essay in Volume 1, “’The Way of What is to Come’: Searhcing for Soul under Postmodern Conditions” and will expand on some of his views as expressed there.

Session #2: 2/22/2018 11AM ET

This webinar will feature Nancy Swift Furlotti who will address themes in The Red Book that are relevant to our present day ecological concerns. Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt will join her in a discussion of her essay in Volume 1 of The Red Book for Our Time entitled, “Encounters with the Animal Soul: A Voice of Hope for Our Precarious World.

Session #3: 3/15/2018 11AM ET

Lance Owens will discuss in this webinar the important issues raised in his essay, “C.G. Jung and the Prophet Puzzle,” looking at the teachings and the prophetic aspects embedded in Liber Novus. Was Jung a prophet/teacher for our time? If so, what is the message he wanted to convey, and can we make use of it? Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt will engage Lance Owens in conversation on this controversial topic.

Session #4: 4/19/2018 11AM ET

In his essay, “In a World That Has Gone Mad, Is What We Really Need… A Red Book?” Paul Bishop links the themes in Jung’s Liber Novus to important cultural predecessors: Plato, Goethe, Schelling and Nietzsche. In what sense does Jung’s message carry this tradition of thought further and make it applicable and relevant for our time? Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt will engage with Paul Bishop in conversation on the relevance of Jung’s Red Book for our time.


Jung’s Red Book for our Time: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions


Murray Stein, Ph.D., studied as an undergraduate at Yale University (B.A. in English) and attended graduate student at Yale Divinity School (M.Div.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D. in Religion and Psychological Studies). He trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich. From 1976 to 2003 he was a training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, of which he was a founding member and President from 1980 to 1985. In 1989 he joined the Executive Committee of IAAP as Honorary Secretary for Dr. Thomas Kirsch as President (1989-1995) and served as President of the IAAP from 2001 to 2004. He was president of ISAP Zurich 2008-2012 and is presently a training and supervising analyst there. He resides in Goldiwil (Thun), Switzerland. His special interests are psychotherapy and spirituality, methods of Jungian psychoanalytic treatment, and the individuation process. Major publications: In Midlife, Jung’s Map of the SoulMinding the SelfSoul: Retrieval and TreatmentTransformation: Emergence of the Self, and Outside, Inside and All

Thomas Arzt, Ph.D., was educated in Physics and Mathematics at Giessen University (Ger-many). Research Assistant at Princeton University (USA) with the special focus on atomic, nuclear and plasma physics. 1988 Training and Certification in Initiatic Therapy at the “Schule für Initiatische Therapie” of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim and Maria Hippus-Gräfin Dürckheim in Todtmoos-Rütte (Black Forest, Germany). 2016 Training Program Continuing Education in Analytical Psychology at ISAP Zurich. Since 1999 President and Managing Director of Strategic Advisors for Transformation GmbH, an international consulting company for simulation technology, complexity management, and “Strategic Foresight under Deep Uncertainty” in Frei¬burg, Germany. He resides in Lenzkirch (Black Forest), Germany. Major publications: Various publications on Naturphilosophie in the context of Wolfgang Pauli und C. G. Jung:Unus Mundus: Kosmos und Sympathie (ed., 1992), Philosophia Naturalis (ed., 1996), Wolfgang Pauli und der Geist der Materie (ed., 2002). Editor of the German series Studienreihe zur Analytischen Psychologie.


Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst, co-chair of the C.G. Jung Professorial Endowment in Analytical Psychology, UCLA, and board member at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a past president of the Los Angeles Jung Institute, and past co-president of the Philemon Foundation. Her longstanding interests include Mesoamerican mythology, the nature of evil, dreams, and the environment. She has written numerous articles, and co-edited The Dream and its Amplification with Erel ShalitThrough her publishing imprint, Recollections, she brings into print works by first generation Jungians, such as Erich Neumann.
Paul Bishop, D.Phil., studied at Magdalen College, Oxford (1985-1989, 1990-1994), and spent a year as Lady Julia Henry Fellow at Harvard (1992-1993). He has published widely on Analytical Psychology and its relation to German culture, including On the Blissful Islands: With Nietzsche & Jung in the Shadow of the Superman (2017), Carl Jung (2014), Reading Goethe at Midlife: Ancient Wisdom, German Classicism, and Jung (2011), and Analytical Psychology and German Classical Aesthetics: Goethe, Schiller, and Jung (2 vols., 2007-2008). He holds the William Jacks Chair in Modern Languages at the University of Glasgow.
Lance S. Owens M.D., is a physician in clinical practice. Dr. Owens completed his undergraduate studies in History at Georgetown University and Utah State University. He received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1978, and then completed post-doctoral training at UCLA. For the last thirty-five years he has been in clinical practice as a specialist in Emergency and Trauma Medicine. He is an attending physician on the clinical faculty of the University of Utah. Dr. Owens began his study of C. G. Jung with Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller in the 1980’s. In 1994 he was ordained a Gnostic priest and has served as a parish priest of the Ecclesia Gnostica. In 1995 he established The Gnosis Archive, and continues as the editor of this major Internet archive of classical Gnostic writings. For several years Dr. Owens taught a semester-long course on “The Life and Work of C. G. Jung” at the University of Utah. He continues to lecture frequently on C. G. Jung, Jungian psychology, and Gnostic tradition. Since release of the Red Book in 2009, Dr. Owens has published five major historical studies focused on Jung, the Red Book, and Jung’s Gnostic vision. In 2013, he presented a course at the Jung Institute in Zurich on “Jung and Gnostic Tradition.” His article on “C.G. Jung and the Red Book” appears in the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (Springer Reference, 2014). Many of his published writings and audio lectures are available online.

Book Contents and Contributors

  • Murray Stein: Introduction
  • Thomas Arzt: “The Way of What Is to Come”: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions
  • Ashok Bedi: Jung’s Red Book: A Compensatory Image for Our Contemporary Culture: A Hindu Perspective
  • Paul Bishop: In a World That Has Gone Mad, Is What We Really Need … A Red Book? Plato, Goethe, Schelling, Nietzsche and Jung
  • Ann Casement: “O tempora! O mores!”
  • Josephine Evetts-Secker: “The Incandescent Matter”: Shudder, Shimmer, Stammer, Solitude
  • Nancy Swift Furlotti: Encounters with the Animal Soul: A Voice of Hope for Our Precarious World
  • Liz Greene: “The Way of What Is to Come”: Jung’s Vision of the Aquarian Age
  • John Hill: Confronting Jung: The Red Book Speaks to Our Time
  • Stephan A. Hoeller: Abraxas: Jung’s Gnostic Demiurge in Liber Novus
  • Russell A. Lockhart: Appassionato for the Imagination
  • Lance S. Owens: C.G. Jung and the Prophet Puzzle
  • Dariane Pictet: Movements of Soul in The Red Book
  • Susan Rowland: The Red Book for Dionysus: A Literary and Transdisciplinary Interpretation
  • Andreas Schweizer: Encountering the Spirit of the Depths and the Divine Child
  • Heyong Shen: Why Is The Red Book “Red”? – A Chinese Reader’s Reflections
  • Marvin Spiegelman: On the Impact of Jung and his Red Book: A Personal Story
  • Liliana Liviano Wahba: Imagination for Evil
  • John C. Woodcock: The Red Book and the Posthuman

NBCC Details:

Target Audience: MFTs, LCSWs, LPC’s, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Therapists and others wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Jungian Psychology
Continuing Education Course Schedule: 1. View video seminar 2. Review supplemental material (if present) 3. Take post-seminar exam 4. Fill out evaluation survey
Instructional level for Counselors, Social Workers and Psychologists: Intermediate Practitioner
Course Delivery Format: All Asheville Jung Center lectures are primarily online seminars and are essentially Non-Interactive except for email communication with us.
Course Completion Requirements: In order to receive CE credit for this course, participants must: pay the appropriate CE fee, view the entire seminar, review any supplementary materials if appropriate, complete a course evaluation (on line), and pass a brief online examination on the material. Certificates can be downloaded immediately after passing the exam. All CE recipients must attest that the name and license number on the certificate matches the person completing the materials.
Commercial Support for CE Seminar: None
Approval Information by Jurisdiction: Asheville Jung Center seminars often have participants from across the United States as well as 50 other countries. Seminars are approved for continuing education by , the National Board of Certified Counselors. Please consult your state’s licensing board to verify that you may use these credits professionally.
Deadline for Cancellations or Refunds: Please request any cancellations for refunds at least 24 hours prior to a seminar being presented for the first time. Refunds for seminars that have already occurred and access has been already granted cannot be accepted unless there is a technical or other superseding problem with it. Contact us at
ADA Accommodations: Asheville Jung Center seminars may be viewed from any home computer with appropriate internet access. If you have a disability that would interfere with your viewing a seminar on your computer, please contact us and we can look at all available
Complaints or Grievances: Please contact us at for any complaints or grievances. Click here to see our grievance policy.
Contact information: Please contact us via email at

Related products

  • Carl Jung’s Red Book

    Starting at $7.99SELECT OPTIONS
  • Symbols and Individuation in Global Politics- Zurich Seminar

  • The Transformation of the Black Swan: Nina’s Magnum Opus

    Starting at $7.99SELECT OPTIONS
  • Interrogation of Nothingness

    $3.99ADD TO CART

A Complimentary Webinar with 

Michael Conforti and Richard Tarnas!

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

8:00 - 9:30 PM EST

We hope you can join us as two internationally recognized leaders in archetypal patterning and archetypal cosmology share highlights of what they will present at Eranos in Switzerland this July 22nd - 27th, 2018

It was the brilliance of Jung to discover that within the psyche there exist powerful autonomous processes that not only affect the individual, but the collective as well. He discovered that these forces within the psyche, the archetypes, generate and shape our perspectives, emotions, and behavior, influencing and structuring events within both the internal and external world. For these reasons, Jung repeatedly cautioned about their power to create archetypal possessions within the individual and the collective psyche. Yet the archetypes also hold the treasure of life's deep meanings and purposes.

Archetypal influences require archetypal responses. It is hubris to believe that we can simply and willfully change these archetypal processes within the psyche and the world by conscious intent and the agency of the ego. Archetypal energies are not so much shifted by our calculating intentions as they are by a deeply moral, psychological, and spiritual engagement with these dynamics. Archetypal transformation is a matter of both grace and deeply difficult work. Thus our need to dissolve our illusions about simply trying to change these archetypal forces and instead, to see our task as requiring a truly profound engagement with what Jung called the Objective Psyche and the Self.

Can we just choose the direction of our personal identity even while the culture is in the throes of birthing a new consciousness? Is there something greater at work that mandates a deeper engagement with the unconscious architects of psyche and soul? If so, how do we begin to understand and work effectively at this deeper level? What is it that makes us want to believe we can so easily transform an archetypal complex into what we want it to be?

We invite you to join Michael Conforti and Richard Tarnas as they introduce the work they will be presenting at Eranos this coming July. Seats for this complimentary webinar are limited, so early registration is strongly recommended. 

Feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions!  (860)415-5004.  


Register Now

Michael Conforti, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute.  He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute - Boston, the C.G Jung Foundation of New York, and for many years served as a Senior Associate faculty member in the Doctoral and Master's Programs in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England. A pioneer in the field of matter-psyche studies, Dr. Conforti's scholarship on  the workings of archetypal fields and the relationship between Jungian psychology and the New Sciences is internationally recognized.  He continues to present his work to a wide range of national and international audiences, including the C.G. Jung Institute - Zurich and Jungian organizations in Russia, Colombia, Australia, Venezuela, Denmark, Italy and Canada. 

He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2002). His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring Journal.

Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world.  

Richard Tarnas, Ph.D.

Richard Tarnas, Ph.D., is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  He teaches courses in the history of ideas, archetypal studies, depth psychology, and religious evolution.  He frequently lectures on archetypal studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and was formerly the director of programs and education at Esalen Institute in Big Sur. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view from the ancient Greek to the postmodern widely used in universities. His second book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network, and is the basis for the upcoming documentary film Changing of the Gods.  He is a past president of the International Transpersonal Association and served on the Board of Governors for the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. 

Threshold Experiences

The Archetype of Beginnings

Conforti's deft weaving together of psychological and scientific theory, dream analysis, and clinical vignettes elucidates the ways that the psyche entrains both client and therapist into a synchronized pattern. An understanding of the role of the Self in this process reveals the profound meaning and purpose that can be gleaned from careful attention to the communications occurring during the early phase of the therapeutic dialogue. Drawing from the fields of Jungian psychology, biology, quantum physics, and the new sciences, the author provides a unique lens for viewing the central archetypal dynamics operating within an individual life. His findings demonstrate how past experiences not only shape the initial stages of therapy, but also allow us to understand the future trajectory of treatment. This important study confirms C.G. Jung's assertion of the need for an interdisciplinary perspective if we are to truly comprehend the workings of the psyche.

Order Here!

Cosmos and Psyche

Intimations of a New World View

"It is hard to think of many books written in the past century that will still be read two hundred years from now. Cosmos and Psyche will top that short list. It is majestic, sweeping, and profound. This will be a book for the ages. It will stand over time with the seminal expressions of the human spirit."

-William Van Dusen Wishard, author of Between Two Ages: The 21st Century and The Crisis of Meaning

Order Here!

Save the date!

July 22nd - 27th, 2018

The Gods Among Us

Archetypal Patterning and Archetypal Cosmology for the 21st Century

with Richard Tarnas and Michael Conforti

Eranos  Ascona, Switzerland

Assisi Institute, P.O. Box 401, Mystic, CT 06355

Sent by i


Welcome to the Jung Platform


Psychological and Spiritual Programs



Dear Jung Platformers,

We're looking forward to sharing our upcoming programs with you, including a new Alchemy course with Robert Bosnak! 

Join us this Thursday April 13th for a new 10-week alchemy course with Robert Bosnak on the Imagination of Air and the Azure Vault.


Sept 2017 * Thomas Moore: One year certification program - Care of the Soul in Daily Life. More information here or below.

Jung Platform Team

Imagination of Air and the Azure Vault

An in-depth course in Alchemical Psychology

with Robert Bosnak

Starts April 13th, 2017

Enroll here.


With his remarkable chapter on air James Hillman devises a method to look at science and technology as a metaphor system. It shows how the spirits formerly seen in the alchemical process are now all around us in the technology we use. For our contemporaries it is essential to understand technology not just as the literal tools and inventions we employ, but as ways the creative autonomous imagination expresses itself technologically today and makes us into who we are. It teaches a radically new way of reflection. This chapter is essential for all dreamers who live in the here-and-now on our way to an uncertain future.

The Azure vault focuses on our ability to know the world by way of our sense of aesthetics. Alchemists tell us that each particle of matter is formed around its own creative spark called caelum, heaven. An eye trained in seeing the sparks in all matter by way of aesthetic recognition sees a world alive with creativity. Hillman teaches us to hone our skills of letting the world reveal itself as a living abode.

James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.

James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.

This course follows the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.

In the course we will go through the chapters 'Imagination of Air' and 'The Azure Vault' page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you're open to it.

Robert Bosnak, PsyA is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller A Little Course In Dreams.

Course length: This is a 10 class course. In eight months there are 10 web presentations of 1.5 hour.

Dates: live web broadcast, you will get an audio recording of the event as well.

Imagination of Air 

April 13

May 4, 18

June 1,15,29 

July 13, 27 

Azure Vault

October 19 

November 9 

Time: 6pm PST / 9pm EST 

Location: online / webinar

Cost: 10 Sessions: $150 (incl. copy of the audio recording). Early bird discount until March 20th, only $135

Enroll HERE

Pay over the phone: call Machiel Klerk at +1 801-656-8806

You can also send a check to:

Jung Platform

29 West Layton Avenue

Salt Lake City, UT 84115


Pay via PayPal to



One Year Certification Training Program:

Care of the Soul in Daily Life

with Thomas Moore

Starts Sept 2017

This year long course in Care of the Soul is an introduction to the work of Thomas Moore and especially about living a life with soul and spirit. It steers a middle course between study and practical living. It would be useful for people wanting to live more deeply and go beyond the surface ideas of contemporary psychology and spirituality and for therapists, counselors, medical professionals and teachers looking for a deeper approach to their work.

I. SOUL IN EVERYDAY LIFE.  A soulful life is seriously engaged with the ordinary stuff of daily life: making a home, cultivating friendships, doing work you love, finding friendship, community and beauty.  It thrives on intimate connection, an appreciation for the past and full individual and emotional presence.

II. IMAGINATION, POETICS AND NARRATIVE.  Imagination is the main power of the soul. Central to entering the domain of soul is an appreciation for a poetic style of expression and a sophisticated understanding of story. Again, we live in a world of facts and empirical studies. The soul orientation is more inspired by the arts and ideas.

III. THE SOUL IN RELATIONSHIP.  Relationships, especially intimate ones, are unimaginably deep and full of mystery. Since soul is more about deepening our humanity than perfecting our lives, imperfection has a place. The goal, if you can speak of one, in caring for the soul is not to improve, solve problems and get better, but to go deeper into who we are and what we are doing.

IV. SPIRITUALITY WITH SOUL.  Spirit moves in a different direction and needs soul for grounding and humanization. Soul keeps a focus on basic human needs, like family and home, emotion and eros. It keeps spirit from becoming too literal and critical. Spiritual practice tends toward perfection, while soul work allows a great deal of individual imperfection.

Each participant can take the course in his or her own direction. Therapists could focus on bringing soul into their practice, and anyone can make the course a more personal exploration. Still, this is an introductory course, a solid preparation for more focused courses to follow.

Dates: to be announced. The course is expected to start in September

Location: Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Cost: $4250, early bird discount $3900 before May 1st (payment in installments possible). Includes a certification.

Enroll by emailing Machiel Klerk at

Calling All Lucid Dreamers!

The Spring Issue of LDE is now available! 

Click here for some fascinating articles, reader submitted lucid dreams and more!

Recommended Blog of the Month

Read Robert Bosnak's thoughts on love and work here.

"I agree with Freud that all that matters are love and work. Love, touch wood, I have aplenty, with a family full of warmth and riches, closely knit into a quilt of care. My photographer expands my boundaries each time I look at her. But work in all this happiness is suffering. If I want to complete the tasks this life has put before me I will need to work hard and steady!"

Jung Platform Mission


The mission of the Jung Platform is to provide educational programs on Jungian psychology and other depth psychological perspectives to a global community.


** Thomas Moore: 

Sept 2017 - One Year Certification: Care of the Soul in Daily Life

Almost 6000 people follow us on Facebook



Robert Bosnak on Love and Work