For my 50th birthday, I bought myself a copy of Jung’s Red Book. Over the coming months, I will be exploring Jung’s journey into the unconscious as I review my own dreams in preparation for an exhibition I will hold at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in October, 2010.
Having just finished menopause, I am taking this opportunity to pause at midlife and reflect back on a series of dreams, just as Jung did when he wrote the Red Book. In response to my dreams I have been begun creating a new body of work which I hope will help me clarify the direction my life needs to take in the coming years.
Recently, the New York Times had an interesting article about the Red Book. Click here to check it out. Here is another link with images from the Red Book exhibition that is currently on at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. I also found a wonderful video showing the evolution of Jung’s mandala’s here. Go to the bottom of the list of presenters and you’ll find a link to the Oct. 7th talk on his mandalas.
How have you honored major transitions in your life? What forms has your creative energy taken as you have moved from one stage of life into another?