The APT-Birmingham Public Lecture

Saturday 7 May 2022


“Set the egg before you, the God in his beginning.
And behold it.
And incubate it with the magical warmth of your Gaze”

Diane Finiello Zervas

Times: 10:15 – 12:45

Jung’s encounter with the Babylonian Bull Man Izdubar in The Red Book deals with the sickness of western materialist culture, the mythical wisdom of the east, the decline and rebirth of the god, man’s primary role in the renewal of the new god image for a new age, and the importance of the symbol and visual imagery. In this seminar, I will discuss the Izdubar text and the visual imagery, with an emphasis on Jung?s creative process, which developed from visual simplicity to symbolic complexity. By working with the creative imagination and the transcendent function, Jung created a new visual world in service of individuation and the new god image, and a new aesthetic foundation for his subsequent written theories.

Diane Finiello Zervas is a Senior Training Analyst with the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists. She is one of the founders of the London Circle of Analytical Psychology, which organises seminars on Jung’s Red Book over a two-year cycle. She is also an art historian, having written extensively on Italian Medieval and Renaissance art. Her essays on Jung’s art related to The Red Book years have appeared in The Art of C.G. Jung (2019), and Phanes.Journal for Jung History (2019 and 2020). She is currently writing a book themed around Jung’s first English seminars in 1919 and 1920.


This event will be held via Zoom Video Conferencing between 10:15 and 12:45.

The cost for these lectures is £45 for WMIP members and £55 for non-WMIP members.

Please note that we are now offering a discount of 50% to trainee psychotherapists and other full-time trainees (proof of student/trainee membership is required). Please refer to the attached application form for further information on fees.

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Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee, Unit 1A, Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Nottinghamshire. DN10 4ES.

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Nottinghamshire DN10 4ES.

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