Part two: The Red Book in three parts, Mabel Dodge

Fri, Apr 12, 2024
7:00pm - 9:00pm


Part two: "Mabel Dodge" of The Red Book in three parts

with Ted Bickford

via Zoom, at 7 p.m. March 29, April 5, April 12 

 Students free


Each part is $10/ Paypal


Carl Jung was a member of the "Lost Generation," disillusioned with the society that resulted in World War I.  He was more lost than any single one of them. The Red Book was conceived out of his profound disillusionment and alienation. He would always describe it first and foremost as art, not psychology. That would come later.  

In 1917, Buffalo’s Mabel Ganson Dodge created a community for Lost Generation artists and intellectuals in Taos, New Mexico. Her stated goal was to “change the world.” As many of his avant-garde contemporaries had done before him, in 1925 Carl Jung heeded her call and went to Taos. What he discovered there transformed The Red Book which he had been working on for 11 years. It would no longer be the memoir of a “lost soul.” It became a prescription for that better world Mabel Dodge was hoping to inspire.  

Without Mabel Dodge and Taos, New Mexico, we would not have this valuable work of art, such as it is, created by Jung. In this presentation, you will hear the complete story surrounding The Red Book. I hope you will join us. There is still much work to be done on Mabel‘s mission to change the world. Carl Jung's big book has a part to play.