Off Topic: Jung's Red Book

Nov 13, 08:55 PM

by Katharine Koeppen, RA

Alpha: The way of what is to come.

Omega: Possibility...

These are the first and last words of C.G. Jung's long hidden and recently published journal, The Red Book. The 404 page tome details 16 years of self exploration and discovery, and offers a fascinating glimpse into Jung's consciousness. It is exquisitely illustrated with masterful drawings rich in archetypal imagery.

Beautiful, mysterious, terrifying and extraordinary.

The original journal is currrently on display at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, and translated copies have been published by W.W. Norton and Company. For more information, see the article posted by NPR. To view some of Jung's drawings, click here.

 

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