Jung’s Red Book III: “Scrutinies,” the Final Chapter

Social Sciences

Course Description

All Autumn 2020 courses will take place on Zoom. Readings will be available online and by in-person retrieval.

Carl Jung concludes his mysterious Red Book with a third volume entitled “Scrutinies.” In this text we will meet several enigmatic and evocative characters, including Philemon (Jung's guide), Salome, Elijah, Hap, Abraxas, and the serpent. A substantial part of this volume concerns the magician Philemon, who addresses the Dead in Seven Sermons while Jung observes. Who are the Dead addressed by Philemon? Has Jung's daring enterprise successfully revisioned Christianity? What values does Jung derive from his encounter with his imaginal life? What does it mean that a leader of the early 20th-century psychoanalytic movement let his fantasy world determine his fate? How can we articulate the relevance of this book for our 21st-century world? What is lost when our world of technology, science, and reason relegates magic and the soul to the irrecoverable past?

While participation in the previous two courses on Jung's Red Book will add richness to one's experience, this course has been designed to accommodate everyone.

Books to Purchase

    • The Red Book, A Reader's Edition by Carl Jung (9780393089080)

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 14 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

First Session: Tuesday 22 September 2020

Course Length: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Discussion Team: Valerie Broege, Margaret Piton, Murray Shugar

Degree Credit: Half credit

Course Fee: 

$130.00 (standard tuition)
$90.00 (promotion for new students)

Administrative Fee:



$160.00 (standard tuition)
$120.00 (promotion for new students)

Course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Degree students, course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers should not register online. 

Degree students must schedule an appointment with the Admissions and Accreditation Committee to register for courses at info@thomasmore.qc.ca

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers from cancelled Spring 2020 courses, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.

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