The Red Book

The Red Book

Liber Novus

Book - 2012
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The Red Book, published to wide acclaim in 2009, contains the nucleus of C. G. Jung's later works. It was here that he developed his principal theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation that would transform psychotherapy from treatment of the sick into a means for the higher development of the personality. As Sara Corbett wrote in the New York Times, "The creation of one of modern history's true visionaries, The Red Book is a singular work, outside of categorization. As an inquiry into what it means to be human, it transcends the history of psychoanalysis and underscores Jung's place among revolutionary thinkers like Marx, Orwell and, of course, Freud." The Red Book: A Reader's Edition features Sonu Shamdasani's introductory essay and the full translation of Jung's vital work in one volume.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2012.
Edition: Reader's edition, first edition
ISBN: 9780393089080
0393089088
Branch Call Number: 150.1954092 Jung
Characteristics: xviii, 582 pages ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Liber novus

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" Then turn to the dead, listen to their lament and accept them with love." If the comment i made on this author's PSYCHIATRIC STUDIES, somehow, doesn't make it to the recently reviewed list, it might just remain if you go to the title as listed under Jung, carl gustav. i hope it makes it, i think it instructive. but i wonder: are we of this age too stupid to understand the thoughts of a Carl Jung? Or a John Kennedy? Have you read his Amherst College speech? Have the special interest groups taken over the science of science which has taken over the politics of government? I sure hope not.

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MontMoroc
Sep 19, 2017

Already the Book has broaden my feel for a man whose works i spent 10 years reading. This is 2/3 of the collected works. My dreams intensified by just looking at the paintings of really a remarkable and underrated visual artist. It might be the sequel to Blake's 'Island in the moon' in spirit and not an reference to the style. It changes the meaning of that Blake's work for me. CGJ has always been a path of precognitive and synchronistic experience. I don't see how it cannot alter the reader or even the world.

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Maoisdead
Aug 11, 2017

This was an amazing book. After reading most of Jung's voluminous writings, which tended to be scholarly works, the personal touches in The Red Book Liber Novus, made Jung come alive for me. 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.

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amla500
May 07, 2016

I know that SPL didn't catalog this book, but really? Hallucinations during a mental breakdown? How about journey through an inner landscape?
I thought cataloging was supposed to be neutral.

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phlbrq
Jul 06, 2015

This is an incredible publishing achievement. I'm amazed it's in circulation. If you have interest in psychology beyond the 101 level you must spend some time with this spectacular, oversized volume. The New Yorker did a great prior to publication piece around 2010. Recommended.

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LCanil
Jul 09, 2012

Hello. Could VIRL order more copies of "The Red Book" by Carl Jung? There are 18 holds on only one copy and even this copy doesn't seem available. Peace & Thanks!

Leslie Canil

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