David Byrne, Sarah Silverman, Billy Corgan, More Tap into the Unconscious at Carl Jung Red Book Discussion

October 9, 2009  |  3:00pm
When psychoanalyst Carl Jung found himself face-to-face with haunting visions and inner voices, he did not bow down. Instead, he proceeded to document and decipher his battles for 16 years. The end result is his Red Book, and now, more than 25 music, film and cultural personalities are set to debate each of its 205 pages.

Until recently, people had only heard of the unpublished work, though it already had been deemed the "holy grail of the unconscious." But this week, as publisher W.W. Norton agreed to release its first ever full-length version, New York's Rubin Museum of Art announced it will display it on exhibit, the Associated Press reported.

And in honor of its unveiling, the museum is launching a Red Book dialogue series, pairing each personality with a psychoanalyst to interpret the work. Sessions featuring Sarah Silverman and David Byrne have already sold out, though $25 tickets can still be purchased to see Billy Corgan, writer Alice Walker and philosopher Cornel West. Even Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is slated to grapple with the Red Book, though on a date still yet to be determined.

The dialogue series starts on Oct. 19, with a session featuring Tibet scholar Robert Thurman, and runs until Jan. 24, 2010.

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