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Carl Jung’s unconscious revealed

Swiss psychologist’s unpublished Red Book goes on display


 

Carl Jung’s Red Book is finally fit for public consumption. The massive illustrated volume is being shown at the Rubin Museum in New York until January. Jung spent 16 years making entries in the book, which was meant to be an exploration of his unconscious. During his lifetime Jung resisted publication, fearing he would be perceived as mad and his scientific reputation would be called into question, and after his death in 1961, his family respected his wishes. A British historian was eventually granted permission to translate the book from German into English, which has now been published. The Red Book—officially entitled Liber Novus—was richly illustrated by Jung himself and includes brightly-coloured Buddhist symbols of wholeness and various mythological figures.

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