Jung referred to the work both as Liber Novus and as The Red Book, as it has become c.g. jung is widely recognized as a major figure in modern western. Figure 1 Siegfried, C.G. Jung, The Red. Book, folio iv, verso. We finally get to meet. Salome one of the most important figures in his active imaginations and learn. A collection of in-depth audio lectures examining C. G. Jung and his Red Book - Liber Novus, present by Lance Owens MD. This detailed article, now available online in pdf format, develops material not discussed in the "Hermeneutics of.

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Here is an introductory video about The Red Book (to play the video, click on the thumbnail). A complete MB PDF download of the original. pdf. Carl Gustav Jung The Red Book Liber Novus oak" 0 • ung I SONU SHAMDASANI C. G. JUNG is widely recognized as a major. Keywords: Carl Jung, The Red Book, Western esotericism, initiation. In November of , Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung began self- experimenting and.

Jung has had a seminal influence over the last century on the elaboration of key psychological concepts and terminology; he remains a vital force in current therapeutic psychology. In , C. Jung stated that the imaginative and visionary events recorded in The Red Book: Liber Novus — which he began transcribing in — were the foundation to all his subsequent work: My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream Everything later was merely the outer classification, the scientific elaboration, and the integration into life.

But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then. The Red Book: Liber Novus provides the long-awaited primary evidence to the truth of those words. It now becomes apparent that Liber Novus is indeed the bedrock upon which any understanding of the life and work of C.

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Jung must be built. Its publication initiates a new era in Jungian studies. CEU's were available to professional participants. Jung penned the following words in introduction to his biographical memoir: My life is a story of the self-realization of the unconscious.

What we are to our inward vision, and what man appears to be sub specie aeternitatis, can only be expressed by way of myth.

Myth is more individual and expresses life more precisely than does science. Science works with concepts of averages which are far too general to do justice to the subjective variety of an individual life. In late and he compiled the visions from the journals, along with his additional commentary on each imaginative episode, into an initial manuscript.

This manuscript was the beginning of Liber Novus. In Jung began artfully transcribing this draft text into the illuminated calligraphic volume that would subsequently become known as the Red Book. In he compiled a further supplementary manuscript of visionary material and commentary, which he titled "Scrutinies"; this also was apparently intended for transcription into his red folio volume, the "Red Book".

Only approximately two-thirds of Jung's manuscript text was transcribed into the Red Book by , when he abandoned further work on the calligraphic transcription of his draft material into the Red Book. Liber Novus includes all of Jung's manuscript material prepared for Liber Novus , and not just the portion of the text transcribed by Jung into the calligraphic red book volume. Everything else is to be derived from this. It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore.

My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me. That was the stuff and material for more than only one life. Everything later was merely the outer classification, scientific elaboration, and the integration into life. But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then. Jung worked his text and images in the Red Book using calligraphic pen, multicolored ink, and gouache paint.

The text is written in German but includes quotations from the Vulgate in Latin, a few inscriptions and names written in Latin and Greek, and a brief marginal quotation from the Bhagavad Gita given in English.

The initial seven folios or leaves of the book — which contain what is now entitled Liber Primus the "First Book" of Liber Novus — were composed on sheets of parchment in a highly illuminated medieval style.

However, as Jung proceeded working with the parchment sheets, it became apparent that their surface was not holding his paint properly and that his ink was bleeding through. These first seven leaves fourteen pages, recto and verso now show heavy chipping of paint, as will be noted on close examination of the facsimile edition reproductions. In , Jung commissioned the folio-sized and red leatherbound volume now known as the Red Book.

The folio-sized volume, Though Jung and others usually referred to the book simply as the "Red Book", he had the top of the spine of the book stamped in gilt with the book's formal title, Liber Novus "The New Book". Jung subsequently interleaved the seven original parchment sheets at the beginning of the bound volume.

After receiving the bound volume in , he began transcribing his text and illustrations directly onto the bound pages. Over the next many years, Jung ultimately filled only of the approximately pages bound in the Red Book folio.


Inside the book now are completed pages of text and illustrations including the loose parchment sheets , all from Jung's hand: The Red Book is currently held, along with other valuable and private items from Jung's archive, in a bank vault in Zurich.

During Jung's life, several people saw his Red Book — it was often present in his office — but only a very few individuals who were personally trusted by Jung had an opportunity to read it. After Jung's death in , Jung's heirs held the book as a private legacy, and refused access to it by scholars or other interested parties. After many years of careful deliberations, the estate of C. Jung finally decided in to allow publication of the work, and thereafter began preparations for the publication.

The decision to publish was apparently aided by presentations made by Sonu Shamdasani, who had already discovered substantial private transcriptions of portions of the Red Book in archival repositories. On occasion of the publication in October , the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City displayed the original book along with three of Jung's original "Black Book" journals and several other related artifacts; this exhibit was open from 7 October to 25 January It was the center of a major display and conference at the Library of Congress from June 17 — September 25, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Red Book publication. Dewey Decimal. Owens and Stephan A. Liber Novus. Shamdasani, tr. Kyburz, J. Peck and S. New York: Hereafter cited as Liber Novus. Norton, A Reader's Edition. Note that in this edition several footnotes are updated and typographical errors found in the original printings of the facsimile edition are corrected.

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A Biography in Books , W. Norton, , pp. Owens, "The Hermeneutics of Vision: Jung and Liber Novus", The Gnostic: Feet of Clay: Paul Stern made similar claims in his biography of Jung, C.

Shamdasani rebuts the assertions made by both Anthony Storr and Paul Stern about Jung's supposed "psychosis. Jung writes in Liber Novus that during the day, "I gave all my love and submission to things, to men, and to the thoughts of this time. I went into the desert only at night. Thus can you differentiate sick and divine delusion.

Whoever does the one and does without the other you may call sick since he is out of balance.Jung, she said, "made it a rule never to let a figure or figures that he encountered leave until they had told him why they had appeared to him.

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The Red Book (LIBER NOVUS) by C.G.Jung

Log In Sign Up. Blessings Reply. Nonetheless, this lecture contains material of central importance to an understanding of Jung.

June 17—September 25, ". Owens, "The Hermeneutics of Vision: