Episode 49: Jung's Red Book for Our Time

Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul Under Postmodern Conditions is a three-volume series from Chiron Publications, with two additional volumes currently in production. Each edition is filled with essays by the world’s leading Jungian scholars, psychoanalysts, and psychotherapists.

This episode is a roundtable discussion with co-editors Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt, publisher Steven Buser, and distinguished author Lance Owens.


Murray Stein, Ph.D., earned a Master of Divinity from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Religion and Psychological Studies from the University of Chicago. He trained as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich and later co-founded the C.G. Institute of Chicago where he worked as a training analyst. He served as president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology as well as the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAP Zürich) where he is currently a training and supervising analyst. Dr. Stein is the author of many books and articles including Jung’s Map of the Soul, In Midlife, and The Bible as Dream.

Thomas Arzt, Ph.D. earned a doctorate in physics from the University of Giessen and spent two years at Princeton University as a research assistant in atomic, nuclear, and plasma physics. He was trained and certified in the depth psychology-based Initiatic Therapy at the Dürckheim Existential Psychology Center in Todtmoos-Rütte, Germany and completed the certificate program at ISAP Zürich. Dr. Arzt has written extensively on the relationship between Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung, and is the editor of the German journal Studienreihe zur Analytischen Psychologie (Study Series in Analytical Psychology). He has been working for over thirty years as an Initiatic Therapist at the spiritual retreat center of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim in Germany’s Black Forest.

Steven Buser, M.D. received his medical degree from Duke University and served for twelve years as a physician in the United States Air Force. He is a graduate of the clinical training program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and is co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Buser had a private psychiatric practice for over twenty years and now works in the field of addiction medicine. He is the editor and publisher at Chiron Publications, and co-editor of the books, A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of President Trump, and Rocket Man: Nuclear Madness and the Mind of Donald Trump. He has been published in the New York Times, USA Today, and the New York Daily News, and has appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.

Lance S. Owens, M.D. received his medical degree from Columbia University and completed post-doctoral training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been in clinical practice as a specialist in Emergency and Trauma Medicine for over thirty years and is currently an attending physician on the clinical faculty of the University of Utah. He is also an ordained Gnostic priest and the creator and managing editor of The Gnosis Archive, the primary internet archive of classical Gnostic sources, including the Nag Hammadi texts. Dr. Owens has published several historical studies focused on the intimate relationship between Jung’s collected writings and the visionary experiences recorded in the Red Book and the Black Book journals, and is a guest lecturer at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich.

This interview was recorded on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. It’s 01:09:18 long and 61.4 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and now on iHeartRadio.


The Red Book: Liber Novus by C.G. Jung

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung and Aniela Jaffé

The Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung Established by the community of heirs of C.G. Jung

Barcelona 2004 Edges of Experience: Memory & Emergence Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Congress for Analytical Psychology

W.W. Norton & Company Publishers of The Red Book

Shrink Rap Radio - Episode 242 Jungian analyst Nancy Furlotti discusses the publication of The Red Book

Nancy Pelosi The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives mentions The Red Book

Proposal Letter Sent to prospective authors by the editors, Murray Stein & Thomas Arzt

Webinars on the Red Book Asheville Jung Center

Eranos Conference Ascona, Switzerland from April 23-26, 2020

The Collected Works of C.G. Jung Hardcover and paperback editions

The Collected Works of C.G. Jung: Complete Digital Edition Volumes 1-19 (a bargain!)

The Chiron Clinical Series: Transference/Countertransference Series Based on conferences held at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

DSM-5 Insanely Simplified: Unlocking the Spectrums within DSM-5 & ICD-10 by Steven Buser, M.D.

The Gnostic Jung & the Seven Sermons to the Dead by Stephan A. Hoeller

The Psychology of the Transference by C.G. Jung

Aion: Researches Into the Phenomenology of the Self The Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Vol. 9ii

Answer to Job by C.G. Jung

Mysterium Coniunctionis by C.G. Jung

The Black Books 7-Volume Slipcased Edition (Jun. 9, 2020)

The Red Book Hours: Discovering C.G. Jung’s Art Mediums & Creative Process by Jill Mellick

The Art of C.G. Jung Speaking of Jung’s blog post about the book

Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Volume 3 Contains Dr. Toshio Kawai’s essay, “From Internal to Open Psyche: Overcoming Modern Consciousness?”


Amazon Author Page Books by Dr. Stein

ISAP Zürich International School of Analytical Psychology in Zürich, Switzerland

Speaking of Jung - Episode 9 Our meeting in Zürich

Speaking of Jung - Episode 42 Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction

Speaking of Jung - Episode 44 “Map of the Soul: Persona” by BTS

Speaking of Jung - Episode 47 The Analyst and The Rabbi

Webinars with Murray Stein Archived webinars by the Asheville Jung Center


Amazon Author Page Books by Dr. Arzt

Dürckheim School for Initiatic Therapy Existential psychology education and meeting place in Todtmoos-Rütte, Germany

Webinars with Thomas Arzt Archived webinars by the Asheville Jung Center


Amazon Author Page Books by Dr. Buser

The Asheville Jung Center A Global Jungian Community

Chiron Publications Their history

Webinars with Steve Buser Archived webinars by the Asheville Jung Center


Academia His books, papers, and talks available for download

The Gnosis Archive The main Internet resource on Gnostic traditions and texts since 1995

The Gnostic 3: A Journal of Gnosticism, Western Esotericism & Spirituality “The Hermeneutics of Vision: C.G. Jung & Liber Novus”

The Gnostic Society Library His lectures and publications

Jung in Love: The Mysterium in Liber Novus

Recorded Seminars on The Red Book Audio available for download

Webinars with Lance Owens Archived webinars by the Asheville Jung Center


Journaling to the Soul: Keeping Your Own Red Books Online video course with Susan M. Tiberghien - Covers how Jung saw journaling as writing to the soul, how he journaled in his Black Books and the Red Book, and the practice of active imagination

The Red Book: A Reader’s Edition Affordable Kindle Edition – text only, no artwork

The Red Book: Reflections on C.G. Jung’s Liber Novus Edited by Ep. 14 guest George Hogenson, Ph.D.

✨Special thanks to Chiron Publications✨