Message from the Philemon Foundation:

We are now able to announce that the Philemon Foundation is preparing for publication on the long awaited Black Books 1913-1932 of C. G. Jung, in cooperation with the Foundation of the Works of C. G Jung, and W. W. Norton, publisher of Liber Novus, The Red Book.

The text of The Red Book draws on material from the Black Books between 1913 and 1916. Approximately fifty percent of the former derives directly from the latter, with very light editing and reworking. The Black Books are not personal diaries, but the records of the unique self-experimentation that Jung called his ‘confrontation with the unconscious.’ He did not record day to day happenings or outer events, but rather he engaged his inner world, his dreams, fantasies, and psychic experience.

The Black Books shed light on the genesis of The Red Book, the further elaboration of Jung’s personal cosmology from 1916 on-wards, and the making of analytical psychology. The material that Jung did not transfer to The Red Book is just as important as the passages he did include.

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.

-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.


-Jung’s 1937-8 Bailey Island and New York Seminars, edited by Suzanne Gieser.
-Jung’s lecture on Gérard de Nerval, edited by Craig Stephenson.

-Jung’s correspondence with Erich Neumann, edited by Martin Liebscher, and translated by Heather McCartney.

-Jung’s correspondence with Mircea Eliade, Wilhelm Hauer, and Heinrich Zimmer, edited by Giovanni Sorge.

-Jung’s correspondence with Adolf Keller, edited by Marianne Jehle, translated by Mark Kyburz and John Peck.

-Jung’s ETH Lectures 1933-1941, eight volumes, edited by Ernst Falzeder and Martin Liebscher, (vols. 1-3 translated by Mark Kyburz and John Peck).