The Red Book is a red leather‐bound folio manuscript crafted by the Swiss physician and . The published edition of The Red Book: Liber Novus includes all of Jung's manuscript material prepared for Liber Novus, and not just the portion of the. C. G. Jung's Red Book: Liber Novus. Edited and Jung termed the period between and his 'confrontation with the unconscious'. It was through this. When Carl Jung embarked on an extended self-exploration he called it his “ confrontation with the unconscious,” the heart of it was The Red Book, a large.
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download The Red Book: Liber Novus (Philemon) Box by CG Jung, Sonu Shamdasani, John Peck, Mark Kyburz (ISBN: ) from site's Book Store. A collection of in-depth audio lectures examining C. G. Jung and his Red Book - Liber Novus, present by Lance Owens MD. “The Red Book,” or as Jung called it, “Liber Novus,” consisted of some parchment pages of meticulous calligraphy and visionary paintings.
Some people have left negative reviews regarding the packaging. It is a big big book, but It needs to be to show the plates that is Jungs own handwriting. I wouldn't have it any other way. In saying that tho it is awkward. Maybe the publishers should have included a smaller book with "All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
Maybe the publishers should have included a smaller book with just the english translation so you can read it whilst enjoying the full thing.
However that said, i don't rate a book by its cover. I might not read it, but it will never impact the rating, as thats not really anything to do with the content and the ideas of the author. So one star woman further down the list, I am unsure how you can give so much love to the late Jung, and then provide a one star Jung's idea of the collective unconscious is something that has been widely discussed. This is quite an interesting topic as it is what caused Jung and Freud to split from their shared work and beliefs and branch out into they're own.
Jung was often challenged by his own unconscious, as he himself would put it, hearing voices and seeing visions. This book is a record of one of those periods. Jung's art through the book is quite beautiful; it is also important to the writing, as one of his beliefs was that Art is a healing tool to be used. The calligraphy to die for. His message through history important. Yes the book is expensive. But its worth it It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Mar 07, Lisa rated it really liked it. Interested in symbolism, mythology and archetypes, I started reading Jung in my 20's. When this book came out, I had to own it, despite the price and its huge size. The timing is good for me, being in my early 50's and trying to let go of whom I think or others think I should be, versus being who I am.
This book was Jung's personal diary as he struggled with integrating his own 'dark side' and was kept from publication by his family for many years. Just the act of reading it - propped awkwardl Interested in symbolism, mythology and archetypes, I started reading Jung in my 20's. Just the act of reading it - propped awkwardly from the base of my thighs to my knees, sucking in my waist to turn each page - is a journey in itself.
I took my time going from page to page, absorbing the art. This is not light reading by any stretch of the imagination. But I have a feeling it will be transformational for me at this crossroad in my life. Dec 22, Bryan rated it liked it. Yes, for us Carl Jung fans this book is the Grail, but really it is kind of a let down.
Aesthetically this book is the revelation all of us hoped it would be. The paper, the typography, the reproductions are scrumptious. Yes, I ate them. But there is a little bit of the presentation that leaves me head scratching. There is sort of this "introduction to Carl Jung," section and I think to myself, why would anyone interested in this book need an introduction to Carl Jung?
And let's be serious: There's your content. I loved looking at the pictures. If you wanted something else you are barking up the wrong tree. That tightly wound bear trap is where I am going to leave it. Nov 05, Isabelle rated it it was amazing. Opening this book is like entering a magical world of wonders. It is an adventure in and of itself.
I am so glad the public can finally see this notebook. I even think the size serves the purpose: And then there is the text, illuminated as it is Clearly Nietzschean, inspired by esoteric Christianity, alchemy and Tarot and written by a spirit different perhaps stronger than Nietzsche.
Some of Jung's ideas are delelopped in Meyrink's work as well. A piece of experimental psychology with a touch of Medievalism in it.
I'm not very fond of the parodical and satirical pages. Mar 21, Joseph Mccaleb is currently reading it. What an amazing book! From opening pages: He took away my belief in science, he robbed me of the joy of explaining and ordering things, and he let devotion to the ideals of this time die out in me.
The spirit of the depths took my understanding and all my knowledge and placed them at the service of the inexplicable and the paradoxical. May 16, Sophie Fletcher rated it it was amazing. A totally unexpected present from my mother who can now do no wrong. It's a gorgeous book, the paper is sublime and the images beautifully, exquisitely printed.
Divine in both senses of the word. This is by far the most precious book in my library and I doubt whether much else could usurp it. Aug 14, J. Sparks rated it it was amazing. This book is one of the most important documents of the soul of the twentieth century. For anyone interested in psychology it is a must-read. Nov 06, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although I believe the effect of and my opinion of this book will better develop over time, I can convey a basic imprint.
Jung created this book over several decades, nurturing it with the same care and privacy as one gives to their diary. Few people read it during his lifetime, though some tailored excerpts made there way into others of his publications. The writing tone of this work highly contrasts that of his books and lectures, being more an attempt at creative literature or myth, much in t Although I believe the effect of and my opinion of this book will better develop over time, I can convey a basic imprint.
The writing tone of this work highly contrasts that of his books and lectures, being more an attempt at creative literature or myth, much in the same way that Nietzsche's Zarathustra contrasts with the writing style of his normal rhetoric.
Jung seems to have been embarrassed at the thought of publishing this, either because it wasn't on par with creative writings of professional novelists, poets, and artists or because it would negatively affect the way the professional psychological publications of his were treated from then on out. So at his wishes, the publication of this book was delayed for a long time after his death. In fact, it was only released for the first time a couple years ago, now a hundred years since he began working on it.
In the realm of Jungian psychology the term "active imagination" sometimes comes up and traces its root to the process that Jung himself began a hundred years ago when he started working on this book. It is a form of creative exploration of unconscious contents of the human mind in which one is totally absorbed in the process of a creative waking fantasy or daydream. The decision for Jung to begin nurturing this private painting and creative writing "hobby" came about after the outbreak of World War I, leading up to which he had been experiencing nearly a year's worth of severely disturbing cataclysmic dreams affecting all of Europe.
These dreams were happening so regularly and were so morbidly focused that he began to fear he was on the verge of some kind of nervous breakdown or impending psychosis. Being quite familiar with using dreams for symbolic psychoanalysis, it wasn't hard for him to see these as perhaps symbolizing some cataclysmic breakdown of his mind. After the war broke out and being a war on such a large scale , he wondered if it may have been some type of collective impression he had been dealing with, and after then learning of numerous cases of similar dreams and foreboding creative visions many people were also having up until that time, he began to better formulate his theory of the collective unconscious one of his most well-known contributions to the study of psychology.
At the same time his explorer's interest had been stimulated and he began to wonder if over time and practice he could induce a sort of controlled psychosis, where one engages the unconscious mind in an active, waking state.
This book was the product of that exploration and had a core and most profound effect on all his ensuing psychological studies. The book is divided into three separate "episodes" which were separated by certain lengths of time as well as being logical divisions that were made for the purpose of theme of a developed story. They take on the tone of mythology and tell the story of a man in search of his soul and to rebirth the old God.
Excerpts from the third section have been published before and may be familiar to students of Jungian psychology as the "seven sermons to the dead". The first two sections of the book were written in calligraphic German by Jung himself and it is all included in the book. In addition to the text are numerous paintings Jung did himself, mostly of mandalas but also of characters related to the stories and inspired by his encounters with the unconscious in his "active imagination" technique.
So the book itself is divided in half, the first being an exact printing of his paintings and calligraphy and the second half being an English translation of all the calligraphic text, and an additional non-calligraphic section called "Scrutinies". Though the text seems to move slow at times and is hard to perceive the plot and direction he's taking, the story does evolve meaningfully and ends with a philosophically stimulating set of speeches that constitute a nice ending.
While the readable text for English speakers starts on about page and constitutes a little under two hundred pages, these pages themselves are enormous and contain about four times the text of a standard book page unless you choose to skip all the footnotes, which would be a bad idea.
So really you're looking at about a page book if compared to a standard book. I had to read much quicker than I was comfortable with to meet the maximum length of time the local library allows for their books. This is really the type of book to be studied, and done at a more thoughtful pace, so keep that in mind if picking it up at a library instead of shelling out a couple hundred bucks for a personal copy.
The footnotes are highly detailed and the annotations are placed relevantly throughout the text, however there are some works which would be a good idea to read beforehand. First and foremost, do not read this if it is your introduction to Carl Jung. Don't even think about it. Stop right now and read through some of his works there are good reference texts out there that can help you figure out where to start.
You will not like this book at all if it is your starting point with Jung, unless you've read a lot of Joseph Campbell instead. Second, Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a must-read. It was a heavy influence on the style, plot, and purpose of this work, and even with footnotes to refer to it wont be a steady and coherent read.
It may not be essential, but helpful to be familiar with Biblical and Greek mythology as there are many quotes from biblical texts and allusions to Greek gods and heroes. Also, the appendices are worth reading.
They only span about eight pages, but it is the only section of the book in which Jung writes in the same style that he does in all his other books, and they are an invaluable tool for helping to understand and analyse the symbolism of the whole book.
I believe this book is a worthwhile read for those who enjoy psychology, mythology, and philosophy. Again, I wish I could have taken my time with it more so than I did, but perhaps I'll pick it up again in the future. It's the type of book that ventures some profound ideas or re-packages them in modern terms and more than anything else has value to those who wish to see the results from a psychotherapist perspective of someone who practiced and grew proficient in a technique that actively engages the unconscious mind.
Sep 17, Karen rated it really liked it. This is a facsimile of a book that Jung wrote and illustrated in which he recorded his dreams and visions when he went through some sort of psychotic breakdown, and it sounds both completely bizarre and absolutely fascinating.
If you look at the book on site, you can see some of the images; they look like something out of a cross between Lord of the Rings and some ancient and obscure r I read an article about this book and Carl Jung in the New York Times Magazine, and I'm dying to read it now. If you look at the book on site, you can see some of the images; they look like something out of a cross between Lord of the Rings and some ancient and obscure religion.
I probably won't be reading it soon since it's very expensive, but some day, I definitely want to take a look at it.
Here's the article if you're interested: Red Book So, I finally got a copy from the library the illustrations are amazing; the text is rather bizarre. I didn't really read it; I mostly just looked at the pictures.
Dec 25, Yelda Basar Moers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Would you like to take a spiral staircase down to the realm of the soul? Because in a nutshell that is what Jung has done in these pages. I read the article and was left fascinated. In The Red Book, Jung has willingly entered into the realm of the unconscious and into conversat Would you like to take a spiral staircase down to the realm of the soul? Jung considered it his most important work, though only a few had actually read it.
He was concerned about its implications for his reputation. It's quite an incredible reading experience and one I recommend for those of you interested in spirituality or psychology. Much of The Red Book went right over my head! There are so many characters, symbols, figures. Its page plus intro helped me and is excellent as background! I believe The Red Book will go down in history as one of the most important works of literature in the 20th century.
Nie, nie Za seba: Mar 20, Carbis Tribe rated it it was amazing. I found myself investing a lot of myself into Jung's journey through the unconscious, and like many other reviewers, have found myself affected on a deep level after taking the journey. A deep, mesmerising account of the figures and archetypes met by Jung, over the course of several years, a combination of visions, dreams, fantasies and allegory woven together into a rich, moving, living work.
This is not like most of Jung's work, so anybody expecting an analytical or "clinical" appr Astounding. This is not like most of Jung's work, so anybody expecting an analytical or "clinical" approach to Jung's concepts and discoveries may be caught off guard, but they certainly will not be disappointed.
Reading more like something from the Mystery Schools of ages past, I recommend the Red Book highly to any student or casual reader of Jung. Having an understanding of concepts like the Archetypes, the Collective Unconscious and "the shadow" is essential before embarking on this journey, but I urge you to take the journey yourself!! This review is for the Reader's Edition, but I have to admit I'm highly tempted to download the full edition with Calligraphy and Artwork.
I am that impressed. A masterpiece. Aug 02, Donald Scott rated it it was amazing. This is one of the most beautifully produced books I've ever seen, held and read. It really is an extraordinary work of art and its content gives an insight into the mind and spirit of someone who guided societies emerging ideas about what constitutes the Mind as opposed to the Brain. It is now a family heirloom Sitting at the This is one of the most beautifully produced books I've ever seen, held and read.
Oct 03, Megan Wight rated it it was amazing. What dead souls lie under your sunken tired eyes? What true selves have you let die within yourself? Some of the time I think I needed to be able to read Jung's mind, but eventually the bits that came together were lovely. This book, by carl jung is about his own journey through depression while trying to treat himself, and hover over his own psychosis without letting it take over his mind completely.
What a gift to be What dead souls lie under your sunken tired eyes? What a gift to be able to get into the mind of a psychiatrist. This book was more of a journal where Jung recorded his spiritual meanderings. Some of the time I felt sympathy for him, his poor mind would not give him a break, other times I could relate, and felt love for his deep endeavors. If you read this, take your time, peruse it with care, if you look everything up as you go along because you will need to it will be worth it.
It will change your brain chemistry. Jan 20, Travis rated it really liked it.
Awesome stuff. Real and uneditted except for the forward, of which I skipped. I hate it when folks interpret something before I even read it.
But the actual Red Book is raw. Just how I like Jung, and books in general. Raw and edgy is always my cup of tea. And yes, he really did go bonkers. That is evident in his writing. I wonder if that is why the estate held on to this sooooo long and gave the excuse that it was Jung's wishes.
His contributions are astronomical so knowing about his dark nigh Awesome stuff. His contributions are astronomical so knowing about his dark night of the soul only makes it that much more real and gratifying.
It isn't for everyone, and Jung even batshit crazy chuckle , still liked his verbage. I spend a great deal of time in the dictionary when reading his work. Some of it is cool. Some of it is distracting. Either way, this is an awesome experience for those that follow Carl Jung.
Sep 22, Lindsay Moore rated it it was amazing. This book publishes a large, unknown collection of paintings that the psychologist Carl Jung painted in the privacy of his study during the closing decades of his life. They represent an immense contribution to students of depth psychology and the spirit in that they dimensionalize his concept of the "archetypes" and the "collective unconscious" to a terrifying extent.
The book reproduces Dr. Jung's handwritten German manuscript, but much of it is well introduced for those who do not read German This book publishes a large, unknown collection of paintings that the psychologist Carl Jung painted in the privacy of his study during the closing decades of his life.
Jung's handwritten German manuscript, but much of it is well introduced for those who do not read German, and the images speak for themselves. Like so much of the work of deep thinkers, this book is never really read - we read it, and then we return again and again to read it for the first time.
Jul 10, Alyson Hagy rated it it was amazing. A titanic, original composition by a titanic, original mind.
The paintings are fascinating. The pages and pages of gorgeous, careful, and strange calligraphy are captivating. Jung had his own reasons for chronicling his dreams and visions. For me, decades later, perusing this book made me rethink some of my own premises about what constitutes fiction and how the imagination can work.
But if you're the least bit curious about Jung, archetypes, or your own unconsci A titanic, original composition by a titanic, original mind. But if you're the least bit curious about Jung, archetypes, or your own unconscious, check it out.
Feb 19, Ann Gimpel rated it it was amazing. This was an amazing book. In many ways it validates my choice of depth psychology for a career. 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. Sep 28, Wesley Blixt marked it as to-read. It's irresponsible. I will simply dabble in it the ways I might dabble in Consumer Reports or the new Levenger catalog.
Quoting it the ways I might quote Naked Lunch which, come to think of it, I finally did read. So, no, I should.
But I do. And I will. View 1 comment. Mar 17, Eyre rated it it was amazing. 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. Leia mais Leia menos. Livro vermelho - Liber Novus. Liber Novus. The Red Book: A Reader's Edition. Reading the Red Book: An Interpretive Guide to C. Jung's Liber Novus. The Art of C. Man and His Symbols.
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If you wish to see the original book in all its visual glory, pay the price and order the complete folio-sized facsimile edition. So, why then publish, and why download, a "Reader's Edition"? Why is the this edition important, even essential? Because the text of "Liber Novus" as Jung formally titled his "Red Book" is really more important than the art. Jung experienced and recorded his visions and then composed his draft manuscript of Liber Novus before beginning on the art.
The art and calligraphy came later, they were composed over the following 16 years or so. The text - compiled principally between and , with a last section added in - is Jung's primary record of his extraordinary odyssey across the threshold of consciousness, and into the heart of mythopoetic vision.
As he said: Man lives in two worlds. Shamdasani, who spent thirteen years editing Liber Novus for publication, has strongly suggested that one should read the text before even looking at the images.
I agree. If you are ready to start that reading, there is another reason this "Reader's Edition" is an essential download: Liber Novus" is huge and physically very difficult to read.
Holding it on your lap, or finding a way to prop it up and read it, is a painful task. God have mercy if you wear bifocals! This edition is formatted in a normal book size, and allows a more comfortable reading experience if reading Liber Novus can ever be a "comfortable" experience.
You will not be disappointed with the beauty of this smaller edition; it is bound "bible style" in soft faux leather with rounded corners, and printed using three colors of ink to add the distinctions in headings and text this replicates the style of the folio edition.
And of course, there is a marker ribbon sewn into the binding.
I have no idea how such a finely crafted book can be sold at this price. But the text is much more difficult to meet than is the beautiful art. The calligraphy and artwork are immediately stunning, even overwhelming. I know - based on the several seminars about Liber Novus I have taught over the last three years - that most people simply never make it past this visual experience; they do not read Jung's account of what happened to him between and It was independent, ineffably ancient, and yet intimately and synchronously involved with human history.
He perceived it as real, and the story it told had the tenor of a revelation.