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 Jennifer Higgie (author of The Other Side), 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 McCoy, and 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 click the link below.
If you enjoy a session and would like to support the running costs of The Red Book club with a small £2 donation you can do so via the Buy Me A Coffee link below which would be much appreciated! When we have a guest speaker all donations from that book cycle will go directly to them to thank them for their generosity
UPCOMING BOOKS & MEETINGS
Black Mirror 1 - Embodiment
Black Mirror is a peer-reviewed series from Fulgar Press that seeks to examine ways in which the occult and the esoteric have been at the heart of art practice now and throughout the modernist period. It is produced by a group of artists and researchers and much of the work examined will be practice-led. Hence this volume includes both essays on contemporary and modernist work, and new works by artists.
"Black Mirror 1 – embodiment" is the second installation within the Black Mirror series of publications. In this volume we explore the philosophy and practice of embodiment. Throughout the twentieth century both occult practitioners and artists explored the effects of the patriarchal monotheistic heritage that divorced the mind from the body, privileging the intellect as spiritual and negating and subjugating the corporeal. The conjunction of heterodox spiritualities, feminism and green philosophies in the 1980s gave rise to art and thinking that sought to heal the split between mind and body, to find new respect for the body and the physical world, and to explore the spiritual through the corporeal. Mindful of these early pioneers, in this volume we seek to broaden ideas surrounding magic, art and embodiment.
Zoom meeting date - Wednesday 28th June 2023 at 8pm UK time