from his recently published personal journal,
The Red Book
"Philemon was simply a superior knowledge,
and he taught me psychological objectivity and the actuality of the soul.
He formulated and expressed everything which I had never thought."
~ C.G. Jung
The Philemon Foundation is a non-profit foundation made of of an expanding group of scholars, board members and donors dedicating to preparing for publication the Complete Works of C.G. Jung in editions that meet the highest standards of scholarship and do justice to the true measure of the major creative thinker and eminent Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist, C.G. Jung.
In distinction to the widely known Collected Works, the Complete Works will comprise manuscripts, seminars, and correspondence hitherto unpublished numbering in the tens of thousands of pages. The historical, clinical, and cultural importance of this material equals and, in some instances, surpasses the importance of that which has been already published. The Philemon Foundation intends to make the completed body of C.G. Jung’s work available as volumes in the Philemon Series.
Prior to the publication of the Complete Works, the Philemon Foundation is making previously unpublished works available as individual volumes as part of The Philemon Series. To date, publications of the Philemon Series include The Red Book, The Jung-White Letters, and Children's Dreams. In addition, the foundation has published four volumes of Jung History, an occasional journal devoted to contemporary Jungian scholarship.
The Philemon Foundation conservatively estimates that it will prepare for publication an additional 30 volumes beyond the 21 volumes of the Collected Works, given the volume of material yet unpublished in various public and private archives. The time frame required to complete this task will be at least 30 years.
Once this work is complete, the foundation intends to sponsor a new English translation of the existing Collected Works as part of the Complete Works of C.G. Jung that is the culminating goal of the Philemon Foundation.
In the mission and spirit of the organization, the Philemon Foundation is the successor to the Bollingen Foundation, the foundation that originally made possible the publication of Jung’s Collected Works (the cornerstone of their Bollingen Series). In this new era, the Philemon Foundation is in a unique position to have the support and contractual collaboration of the Stiftung der Werke von C.G. Jung, the charitable successor to the Association of the Heirs of C.G. Jung. The Stiftung has authorized the foundation to raise funds to edit and prepare for publication the unpublished works of C.G. Jung and has entrusted it with the task of bringing that work to the widest reading public.
The Philemon Foundation is a fully independent organization and is not involved in the commercial distribution or sale of the existing Collected Works of C.G. Jung or with secondary literature on Jung.