Red Book Dialogues: Lawrence Weschler & Dennis Patrick Slattery

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Artists, thinkers, and cultural icons are paired on stage with Jungian analysts or scholars and invited to respond to and interpret a folio from Jung’s Red Book as a starting point for a wide-ranging conversation. This series is based on a series that originated at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York.

Lawrence Weschler, a staff writer at The New Yorker for over twenty years, is the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. His Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences won the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism in 2007. Last year he published a pair of counterpunctal artists lives, an expanded edition of his first book on Robert Irwin, Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees, and True to Life, on David Hockney. 

Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. has been teaching for 36 years, the last 8 at Pacifica Graduate Institute. While the majority of his teaching is done through courses in the Mythological Studies Program, Dr. Slattery also teaches in the MA Counseling Program and the Depth Psychology Program. He is the author of over 200 articles and book reviews in newspapers, magazines, journals and chapters in books. His own books include: The Idiot: Dostoevsky's Fantastic Prince (1984); The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh (2000); a volume of poetry, Casting the Shadows (2002); co-edited with Lionel Corbett: Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field (2001); Psychology at the Threshold (2002); a memoir, Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life (2004). He is also completing, with Charles Asher, a novel, Simon's Crossing. He has just completed a second volume of poetry, Just Below the Water Line.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.