Completing the Works of C. G. Jung: Moving to the Second Stage
The Philemon Foundation was founded in 2003 with the aim of making available the Complete Works of C. G. Jung in editions that meet the highest standards of scholarship. Much of Jung’s work still remains unpublished today. The significance of some of these works 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 Moreover, like filling in missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, the publication of hitherto unpublished works enables the already published works to be understood in a fuller manner.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, which have contributed to a steadily expanding interest in Jung, in general, professional and scholarly audiences:
Many of these have also now been published in languages other than English.
The first and long awaited volume of Jung’s ETH lectures has just been published:
A further seven volumes of the ETH lectures are currently in preparation. In addition to these, additional works are currently in preparation and scheduled for publication over the coming years:
The Black Books 1913-1932: Notebooks of Transformation, forthcoming, 2020.
With these works, the first stage of the Foundation’s publications is drawing to a close, and we need to look to the future and to initiate new projects to continue completing the works of C. G. Jung. We hope to be able to complete the publication of the major seminars, and to embark on the editing of the extensive corpus of Jung’s unpublished manuscripts and lecture notes, stemming from each decade of his work, which would eventually span several volumes. Further details are available on request.
All of this work, both past and future, 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 your generosity 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 the completion of the first stage of the Foundation’s publications and for our work to continue beyond this. Current donors are entitled to purchase copies of works in the Philemon Series published by Princeton University Press at an author’s discount through us. Please contact us to place an order.
The Philemon Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization: we receive no royalties for any publications in the Philemon Series and therefore are entirely dependent on donations from individuals who are willing to support our vision. For this reason we are launching a fundraising appeal that aims to raise $2 million over the next five years to see through the projects currently underway and in press and to embark on new projects. No contribution is too small: a wide number of donors helps us to maintain our 501(c)3 status.
As we move into the second stage of our activities we shall be staging a number of public events. At these events Philemon Foundation editors will present examples of their work, with highlights from forthcoming editions, and engage in discussion with participants about their findings. In addition there will be launch events for the new volumes.
We feel proud of what has been accomplished over the first years of our existence. 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. We look forward with confidence to our new projects.
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.
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. Join us in the adventure of helping to make this possible.
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You can donate on this website. Alternatively please feel free contact Richard Skues, president, Caterina Vezzoli, Vice-President, Audrey Punnett, Secretary and Michael Marsman, Treasurer. For more information regarding prospective editorial projects, contact Sonu Shamdasani, General Editor.