The Red Book

Liber Novus

by C. G. Jung, Sonu Shamdasani, Mark Kyburz and John Peck

The Red Book

Hardcover, 371 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $195 | purchase

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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.

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Detail of an illustration of a solar barge on page 55 of Carl Jung's The Red Book. Translated, the complete text on the page reads: "One word that was never spoken. / One light that was never lit up. / An unparalleled confusion. / And a road without end." According to translator Sonu Shamdasani, the solar barge "was seen as the typical means of movement of the sun" in ancient Egypt. "The Sun God protected the barge against the monster Aphophis, who attempted to swallow the solar barge as it traveled across the heavens." Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung hide caption

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