Since launching this blog last year, we have been posting Marc Bregman’s teachings about Carl Jung’s incredible personal journey chronicled in his The Red Book and the correlations with Archetypal Dreamwork. At the start, we posted the teachings hot off the press from the class Marc taught at the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork called Carl & Me: Teachings from The Red Book. Since then, we have been refining the writing into a clearer format in anticipation of publication.
So, we have removed all preliminary posts and are going to repost the newly edited chapters from the beginning of Primus. We are excited about making this groundbreaking work even more accessible. Join us in exploring The Red Book again, from the beginning!
A few first words:
In 2009, Carl Jung's Red Book was finally released to the public after being kept secret first by Jung himself and then by his family for over 50 years. At first glance, Marc Bregman, founder of North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork, recognized in Jung's story the alchemical process that he and his clients had been undertaking through Archetypal Dreamwork for almost 40 years.
The Red Book reveals the journey Jung took into the unconscious to confront his failings and his resistance to the Spirit of the Depths, what Marc calls the Archetypal Realm. Ultimately, he faced into the terror of his own transformation to becoming his soul, what he referred to as the Self.
Jung's immense struggle and ultimate surrender to the divine within reflects the passage through resistance to acceptance and devotion that is offered to each of us in our dreams.
In this blog, Marc opens, explores, expands, and excavates passages from The Red Book to illuminate Jung's profound descent to find his soul self. Just as Jung had the courage to undertake his journey into the desert, so we too can embark on our journeys as offered through our dreams.
Join Marc for this exciting exploration of Archetypal Dreamwork and The Red Book.
Marc In Action:
As many of you know, Marc has been teaching a class called Carl and Me: Teachings from The Red Book. These teachings will be eventually made into a book. The classes have been dynamic, deep, hilarious and incredible teachings. For those who have not been able to attend the classes, we decided to make them available online, for free.
Writer and Editor Bios:
Marc Bregman founded Archetypal Dreamwork in 1973 and has been evolving this work as a student of his own dreams and those of his clients in the almost 40 years since. With his partner, Christa Lancaster, he founded North of Eden, an organization dedicated to Archetypal Dreamwork. Marc and Christa are master teachers at the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork, and have presented this work in workshops, retreats, and talks throughout the United States and in Canada, Bermuda, and Europe, as well as in radio and television interviews. Among other books on Archetypal Dreamwork, Marc is the author of The Deep Well Tapes series and Dreaming Metaphysical (click for blog), a book of short, accessible teachings related to the stages of Archetypal Dreamwork. He and Christa are also the authors of Flesh Off the Bone: Dream Descent through Past Life Trauma (click for blog).
Susan Marie Scavo, the co-founder, director, and senior editor of North of Eden Press, has collaborated with both Marc Bregman and Christa Lancaster, cofounders of North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork, on all of their books. Her fierce devotion to this work has been the catalyst for every publication by North of Eden Press. Susan Marie is executive co-director of North of Eden with her partner Bill St.Cyr. She is the co-founder and co-editor of deLuge, an online literary and arts journal devoted to Archetypal Dreamwork, a dreamwork analyst, and a teacher at the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork.
Deb DeGraff is a founding member and part of the leadership team of North of Eden. She has led Archetypal Dreamwork retreat groups and co-teaches Breath Work classes with her partner, Tom Whalen, at the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork. Along with Bob Murray, music director of North of Eden, Deb teaches Musicality (vulnerability through music) at the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork, leads Musicality retreats at the North of Eden Retreat Center, and heads the North of Eden Musicality Team. Deb has contributed personal writings to a number of Marc Bregman’s books. As a contributing editor of Carl and Me, Deb brings her deep love for Archetypal Dreamwork, art that springs forth from the world of the dream, and the material of The Red Book to this project.
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