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THE RED BOOK CLUB

The Red Book Club is a free online bookclub with a focus on the unconscious. Books include those on Jungian depth psychology, mythology, alchemy, art and the imagination. After reading each book there is opportunity to meet for a group online zoom discussion. As part of the program there are also guest authors, academics and artists that are invited to speak about a particular book or subject. Guest speakers to date have included Amy Hale (author of Ithell Colquhoun - Genius of the Fern Loved Gulley), Gary Bobroff (Jungian speaker, author and founder of Jungian Online), Patrick Harpur (author of books including Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld), New York sculptor, painter and art critic Ann McCoyand Danny Scopelliti (independent scholar and founder of Curio Esoterica). 

The book club is open to anyone interested in the subject areas - no obligation to read every month, just join in when a book or speaker grabs your interest. If you would like to join - message to be added to the email info list 

If you would like to support the running costs of The Red Book club with a small £2 monthly donation you can do so via Patreon which would be much appreciated. 

 

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PAST BOOKS & MEETINGS

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Strangers
The Chemical Wedding
Smokehole
Hermann Hesse
Chasm
Kandinsky
The Philosophers' Secret Fire
Element
Dream  Marie Louise Von Franz
Alchemical Manuscripts with Danny Scopelliti
Foxfire, Wolfskin - Sharon Blackie
Carl Jung - Knowledge in a Nutshell
Ann McCoy
Alchemical Imagination
Ithell Colquhoun
Christmas meet
Demian
Down Below
Egyptian Mythology
Fairy Tales - Marie LVF
Man and His Symbols

UPCOMING BOOKS & MEETINGS

 

Book

Homeric Hymns

Description

The Homeric Hymns of early Greek epic tradition are poems giving us the source for several of the most famous Greek myths such as Aphrodite's love affair, Apollo's birth, young Hermes making his Lyre and Demeter searching for her daughter Persephone in the underworld.  Mythic archetypal themes such as the Hero's birth  and journey play out in these poems. 
 

There are thirty-three Hymns ranging from three to 580 verses in length. Their authorship is unknown, as is the date and place of composition, though they all seem generally to be from a period between 700-500 B.C.
Despite their name it is doubtful that the Hymns were composed by Homer. Their ascription to him was not unanimous even in antiquity. It is more likely they were written by schools of people following in his style, and named in homage to him. 

Zoom meeting date - Monday 13th March 2023 at 8pm UK time 

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