The Red Book Paintings: Jung’s Confrontation with the Spiritual Unconscious

Saturday, November 20, 2021
10:00 am– 3:00 pm Eastern Time, USA

A Daylong Zoom Seminar Led by: Sanford L. Drob, PhD

Please note that there are no CE contact hours offered for this program.

Jung’s Red Book, a magnificent illuminated manuscript, written and painted a century ago but first published in 2009, has revolutionized our understanding of Jung and his work and challenged our conception of the boundaries of psychology.  This full day seminar will focus on Jung’s paintings and examine the aesthetics, meanings, and psychological factors that inform them.  Participants will have an opportunity exchange thoughts and reactions to Jung’s paintings as well as to several of the paintings of Jung’s patient Christiana Morgan, the subject of his 1930-34 Visions Seminar. Sanford Drob will also share some of his own archetypal paintings and in the process discuss the ways in which art can involve active imagination and the unveiling of the personal and collective unconscious. The seminar is appropriate both for those who wish to enter the world of The Red Book through Jung’s paintings and those who are familiar with Jung’s text and wish to now engage with his art.

  1. To explain the grand patterns of human evolution that has been seen in the large collective cycle.
  2. To discuss the archetypal themes embedded in the COVID-19 pandemic both in the imagery and in the astrology of its spread.
  3. To explore what might lie ahead in terms of the evolution of human consciousness that speaks to the age of Aquarius.
  4. Apply the concepts presented to explore personal shifts in thinking and values as a result of the pandemic.


William Baker, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is currently on the faculty at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, the William Alanson White Institute, and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and serves as a member of the editorial staff at the Journal of Analytical Psychology.

Harry W. Fogarty, MDiv, PhD, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC.  He is a faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and a former Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary. 

Ilona Melker, LCSW, is a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Certified Sandplay Therapist.  She has taught and lectured at the C.G. Jung Foundation and at national conferences.  She has contributed to professional journals.  She is in private practice in Manhattan and Princeton, New Jersey.

Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.  She is also an award-winning creator of Dream Art.  She creates art from images in her own dreams and is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art.  Her Dream Art has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, London, Montreal, and Cape Town.  

David Walczyk, EdD, LP, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the C.G. Jung Institute of NY. He is an award-winning educator, award-winning designer, a writer, and public speaker. He has lectured both domestically and internationally and is on the faculty of New York University.

Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City.  He received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research.

Sanford L. Drob, PhD, is on the Core Faculty of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California, and the C.G. Jung Institute in New York. He holds doctorates in philosophy and clinical psychology and served for many years as the Director of Psychological Assessment and Senior Forensic Psychologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Dr. Drob is the author of numerous professional articles in clinical, forensic and philosophical psychology. His Reading the Red Book: An Interpretive Guide to C. G. Jung’s Liber Novus was published by Spring Journal Books in June 2012. Dr. Drob’s other books include Kabbalistic Visions: C.G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism (Spring Journal Books, 2010), Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialog (Peter Lang, 2009), and Archetype of the Absolute: The Unity of Opposites in Mysticism, Philosophy and Psychology (Fielding University Press, 2017). He is also a narrative painter whose work encompasses archetypal themes. His oil paintings can be seen at

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