The Red Book Liber Novus (Hardcover)
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|When Carl Jung embarked on an extended self-exploration, the result was The Red Book, a large, illuminated volume he created between 1914 and 1930. However, 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. *Author: Jung, C. G./ Shamdasani, Sonu (EDT)/ Kyburz, Mark (TRN)/ Peck, John (TRN) *Subtitle: Liber Novus *Publication Date: 2009/10/19 *Number of Pages: 371 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 12.00 *Height: 15.75|
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A complete facsimile and translation of a previously unpublished influential collection of writings created by the pioneering psychotherapist between 1914 and 1930 is comprised of his principle theories about archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation.A complete facsimile and translation of a previously unpublished influential collection of writings created by the pioneering psychotherapist between 1914 and 1930 is comprised of his principle theories about archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation.
The son of a pastor, Carl Jung writes of having experiences with the occult from his youth, and these experiences, in fact virtually all of his experiences, would later figure into his work as a psychologist. Jung received his M.D. degree in 1900 from the University of Basel, and went to work in a hospital, working with schizophrenics. This experience started him thinking about the psyche and the typology of myth, and he did research and wrote on word association. In 1903, Jung married Emma Rauschenbach, who became an analyst and writer. His fateful meeting with Freud in 1907 followed a lively correspondence, much of which has been published. Jung quickly became Freud's colleague and heir-apparent, traveling with him to the United States to give lectures (in German) on psychoanalysis, and becoming, in 1911, the first president of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. However, Jung broke with Freud over the issue of the sexual genesis of neurosis as well over Jung's growing interest in the occult. Jung developed his own theories, to which he gave the name "analytical psychology." He developed major ideas such as the idea of the "complex," the concept of the "shadow," and the phrase "collective unconscious," and he developed theories on personality, dividing people into "extrovert" and "introvert." Perhaps Jung's most significant legacy lies in his exploration of dreams, myth, symbols, and archetypes, which led to new views of the psyche. He also explored paranormal phenomena, including UFOs and alchemy. Jung retired to Bollingen, Switzerland, and had a home built there according to his own design. He writes about this and other experiences in his autobiography, MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS, which many consider to be his finest work. Carl Jung's influence is felt across many fields--enriching psychology, the study and teaching of literature, and also New Age thought.
"[A] remarkable visionary text....To the modern reader, the result recalls an allegorical-mythological amalgam of Nietzsche's ALSO SPRACH ZARTHUSTRA, Blake's illuminated poems, Renaissance Neoplatonic dialogue, Eastern scripture, Dante's INFERNO, Yeats's A VISION and even the biblical book of Revelation....With a rich crimson dust jacket, thick cream-colored paper and calligraphied pages, this huge tome is the size of a lectern Bible and looks like the kind of spell book a wizard might consult." - Michael Dirda 11/12/2009 "[THE RED BOOK] is 16 years of the psychoanalyst's dive into the unconscious mind, a challenge to what he considered Sigmund Freud's...isolated world view. Far from a simple narrative, THE RED BOOK is Jung's voyage of discovery into his deepest self." - Karen Michel 11/11/2009 "The creation of one of modern history's true visionaries, THE RED BOOK is a singular work, outside of categorization. As an inquiry into what it means to be human, it transcends the history of psychoanalysis and underscores Jung's place among revolutionary thinkers like Marx, Orwell and, of course, Freud. the dedication--the love--with which it was assembled makes THE REED BOOK as beautiful and otherworldly as a medieval book of hours." - Kathryn Harrison 12/06/2009
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