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PAST EVENT – March, 2016
The C. G. Jung Center of New York
28 East 39th Street
New York, NY

From February 29 to April 1, 2016, the Salena Gallery of Long Island University – Brooklyn will host an exhibition of the Digital Fusion prints ( from Jung’s Red Book. These magnificent 25×33 inch reproductions of Jung’s paintings made their art world debut at the 55th Annual Venice Biennale in 2013, where the original manuscript of the Red Book was on display. All conference participants are cordially invited to the Opening Reception on Friday evening, March 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the gallery at One University Place, Brooklyn (
The Conference will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, with a keynote address by Ami Ronnberg, Curator of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS), followed by 30-minute presentations focusing on images of the serpent and its multivalent representations. The presentations will lead us into realms such as psychological theory, mythology, clinical practice, and contemporary culture. The format will be three moderated panels, each featuring three speakers, with time for lively discussion.


  • Ami Ronnberg (keynote) National Curator at ARAS – “The Transforming Snake in Jung’s Red Book
  • Fanny Brewster, PhD, MFA Jungian Analyst (NYAAP) – “Wisdom of the Feminine Serpent”
  • Michael Conforti, PhD Jungian Analyst (NYAAP) – “When the Gods Grow Weary: Archetypal Transitions of a New Order”
  • Sanford Drob, PhD Core Faculty, Fielding Graduate University – “Black Snake/White Snake: Snakes and Serpents and the Reconciliation of the Opposites in Jung’s Red Book
  • Sarah Jackson, MFA, MA Jungian Analyst (NYAAP) – “Situating Jung’s Scaly Creatures in an Art Historical Context”
  • Ann Chia-Yi Li, MA Jungian Analyst (AGAP) – “The Golden Flower that Blooms in The Red Book, a Daoist Alchemical Interpretation of the Dragon Images”
  • Ilona Melker, LCSW Jungian Analyst (NYAAP) – “Snakes in the Visions of Christiana Morgan, the Veiled Woman in Jung’s Visions Seminars”
  • Hallfridur Ragnheidardottir, MA in Icelandic Literature – “The Snake, the Dragon, and the Menstruating Womb”
  • Evans Lansing Smith, PhD Chair/faculty of Mythological Studies Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute – “A Modernist Nekyia: Jung’s Myth of Analysis and Transformation”
  • David Solem, MSW, MA Jungian Analyst (NMSJA, IRSJA) – “Befriending, not Becoming, the Dragon”

Snakes, Dragons, and Other Scaly Creatures

is co-sponsored by the five organizations which comprise the Jung Center:

C. G. Jung Institute of New York (
New York Association for Analytical Psychology (
C. G. Jung Foundation of New York (
Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (
Analytical Psychology Club of New York (
The building that houses the five organizations of the Jung Center is a brownstone mansion located at 28 East 39th Street, which was bought and gifted by Jungian Analyst and founder of the Jung Institute of New York, M. Esther Harding. It has been over forty years since the building was renovated to accommodate the organizations.

All net proceeds for the Conference will go to the Building Fund of the Jung Center for the purpose of maintenance, necessary repairs, and vital improvements.

Whether or not you attend the Conference, the Jung Center would greatly appreciate any donation you care to make to the Building Fund.