The Red Book

The Red Book

Liber Novus : A Reader's Edition

Book - 2009
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The most influential unpublished work in the history of psychology.

When Carl Jung embarked on an extended self-exploration he called his "confrontation with the unconscious," the heart of it was The Red Book , a large, illuminated volume he created between 1914 and 1930. Here he developed his principle theories -- of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation -- that transformed psychotherapy from a practice concerned with treatment of the sick into a means for higher development of the personality.

While Jung considered The Red Book to be his most important work, only a handful of people have ever seen it. Now, in a complete facsimile and translation, it is available to scholars and the general public. It is an astonishing example of calligraphy and art on a par with The Book of Kells and the illuminated manuscripts of William Blake. This publication of The Red Book is a watershed that will cast new light on the making of modern psychology.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393089080
Branch Call Number: 150. 1954 JUN
Characteristics: xiv, 582 p.
Alternative Title: Liber novus


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" Then turn to the dead, listen to their lament and accept them with love." If the comment i made on this author's PSYCHIATRIC STUDIES, somehow, doesn't make it to the recently reviewed list, it might just remain if you go to the title as listed under Jung, carl gustav. i hope it makes it, i think it instructive. but i wonder: are we of this age too stupid to understand the thoughts of a Carl Jung? Or a John Kennedy? Have you read his Amherst College speech? Have the special interest groups taken over the science of science which has taken over the politics of government? I sure hope not.

Sep 19, 2017

Already the Book has broaden my feel for a man whose works i spent 10 years reading. This is 2/3 of the collected works. My dreams intensified by just looking at the paintings of really a remarkable and underrated visual artist. It might be the sequel to Blake's 'Island in the moon' in spirit and not an reference to the style. It changes the meaning of that Blake's work for me. CGJ has always been a path of precognitive and synchronistic experience. I don't see how it cannot alter the reader or even the world.

Aug 11, 2017

This was an amazing book. After reading most of Jung's voluminous writings, which tended to be scholarly works, the personal touches in The Red Book Liber Novus, made Jung come alive for me. Jung was a mystic and a visionary. I think this book is almost required reading for anyone who wants to study the man and his work.

May 07, 2016

I know that SPL didn't catalog this book, but really? Hallucinations during a mental breakdown? How about journey through an inner landscape?
I thought cataloging was supposed to be neutral.

Jul 06, 2015

This is an incredible publishing achievement. I'm amazed it's in circulation. If you have interest in psychology beyond the 101 level you must spend some time with this spectacular, oversized volume. The New Yorker did a great prior to publication piece around 2010. Recommended.

Jul 09, 2012

Hello. Could VIRL order more copies of "The Red Book" by Carl Jung? There are 18 holds on only one copy and even this copy doesn't seem available. Peace & Thanks!

Leslie Canil

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