Eranos Yearbook 69
Edited by John van Praag and Riccardo Bernardini
528 pages, color illustrations, ISBN 978-3-85630-734-9, Eranos Yearbooks
This Eranos Yearbook covers the events of the first three years since the relaunching of the Eranos Foundation in 2006. The themes of the conferences – ‘The Modernities of East and West’ or ‘Perspectives on Violence and Aggression’, for example – reflect both the long and prestigious tradition of the Eranos Foundation and the relevance of Eranos to the present. The prominent international speakers succeeded in making fruitful contributions in addressing some of the most pressing questions of our times. The conferences were held under the presidency of John van Praag (2005-2009), to whom the Eranos Foundation is indebted for having conducted this major endeavor.
2006 Eranos Conference Eranos Reborn
2007 Eranos Conference The Modernities of East and West
2007 Fetzer at Eranos Conference Emerging Images of Humanity – Exploring Conscious Participation in Emergent Processes
2008 Eranos Conference Perspectives on Violence and Aggression
A Presentation from the 2008 Pacifica at Eranos Conference The Legacy Tour of Zürich and Eranos, Ascona, Switzerland
The Greek word ‘Eranos’ means a ‘banquet’, to which every guest contributes. From 1933 onwards, the Eranos Conferences took shape in Ascona-Moscia (Switzerland), springing from the idea of Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn to create a ‘Meeting Place of East and West’. Under the influence of the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung and other prominent leaders of that era, the Eranos Conferences found their way towards symbolic, archetypal, and mythological motifs. The Eranos gathering is symbolized by its famous round table, the image and meaning of which inspired many of the leading thinkers of the 20th century. Since more than 70 years, depth psychologists, philosophers, theologians, orientalists, historians of religions as well as natural scientists find at Eranos a unique place where they can meet and exchange views. The rich collection of Eranos Yearbooks bears testimony to an immense and original work accomplished in various fields of learning.