2020-2022 Fundraising Campaign
The Philemon Foundation was founded in 2003 with the aim of completing the works of C. G. Jung in editions that meet the highest standards of scholarship. Much of Jung’s works still remains unpublished today. The significance of some of these equals in importance what has been published to date. Moreover, like filling in missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, the publication of hitherto unpublished works enables the already published works to be understood in a fuller manner. Over the first years of its existence, the Philemon Foundation has enabled the publication of a significant number of Jung’s works and correspondences in the Philemon Series. This has contributed to a steadily expanding interest in Jung, in general, professional and scholarly audiences. Many of these have also now been published in a myriad of languages. We feel proud of what has been accomplished over this period. This has built up a collaborative team of experienced editors and translators, who are ready to proceed with new projects, with also a new generation ready to join them. This year has seen the publication of Jung’s Bailey Island and New York Seminars on the dreams of Wolfgang Pauli, his correspondence with the theologian Adolf Keller and now his Black Books.
We greatly appreciate the support of all our donors over the years, and those who have made pledges to our crowd funding campation to edit and translate Jung’s unpublished book on alchemy and individuation. Like other cultural institutions in the course of this pandemic, the Foundation’s fundraising efforts have been facing an increasingly uphill struggle. All of our work is dependent on our ability to raise the funds necessary to support the scholarship for which the Philemon Foundation publications are renowned and to maintain the editorial and administrative infrastructure which supports the editing and translating of the works. In order to do this, we are dependent on the generosity of our donors and hope that you and any organizations with which you are affiliated might be able to send us your donations and disseminate this appeal to enable our work to continue.
We are extending the deadline of our crowfunding campaign to the end of May 2021, for which we are need a further $120,000. In addition, we seek further funds to enable us to undertake the editing of Jung’s 1923 seminars in Polzeath, Cornwall, to see existing projects through publication, and to develop further projects to edit for publication Jung’s unpublished manuscripts and seminars, continuingour mission to complete the Works of C. G. Jung. We are seeking to raise a further $140,000 by end of December 2021 for this. This would enable us to remain in operation through 2022, and avoid commencing a wind down. Jung’s Polzeath seminar and his unpublished book will be the subject of further webinars in the new year.
The Philemon Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization: we receive no royalties for publications in the Philemon Series and therefore are entirely dependent on donations from individuals who are willing to support our vision. No contribution is too small: a wide number of donors helps us to maintain our 501(c)3 status as a public charitable foundation.
Jung’s writings form one of the canonical oeuvres of twentieth-century thought: at once foundational for depth psychology and pivotal for intellectual, cultural, and religious history, they are essential reading for any understanding of the making of the modern mind. Over the span of five decades, Jung attempted to establish an interdisciplinary science of analytical psychology, and apply its insights to the fields of psychiatry, criminology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, personality psychology, anthropology, physics, biology, education, the arts and literature, the history of the mind and its symbols, comparative religion, alchemy, and contemporary culture and politics, among others. Given the vast amount that is still unpublished, it is startling to consider that Jung’s work is in effect still in the making, and its full impact has yet to felt and calibrated. At a time of global crisis, when individuals are forced to turn within to find a way forward, and struggle to comprehend the relation between the individual and society at large, Jung’s work are evermore timely.
Any field of study is dependent upon its primary literature, and it is essential that this be made available in as a complete a form as possible, in editions that meet the highest standards of contemporary scholarship. Only in this way can the full measure of Jung’s contributions to be grasped and safeguarded for future generations.
For our supporters in the USA, all donations are tax deductible. We are also happy to enter into dedicated funding arrangements for the support of particular publication projects. For all our donors, books in the Philemon Series will be available at an author’s discount. Please contact us to place an order.
You can donate by going to our website, www.philemonfoundation.org. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Caterina Vezzoli, President, Royce Froehlich, Vice-President, Audrey Punnett, Secretary, Michael Marsman, Treasurer, Ann Blake, Director and Janet Tatum, Director. For more information regarding prospective editorial projects, contact Sonu Shamdasani, General Editor.