Carl Jung’s Red Book Revealed


Carl Jung

Carl Jung is a well known and influential thinker in the fields of psychiatry and psychology.  I tend to think of him especially in relation to his notion of archetypes.  Archetypes are a kind of psychological prototype.  A collective unconscious idea, pattern of thought, or image, present accross cultures, in individual psyches.

Carl Jung’s Red Book

One of the ways that this Swiss psychologist explored his unconscious, is by making entries in his “red book” over the course of 16 years.  These entries included writing as well as intricate symbolic drawings.  This book, which was only recently made public, is considered by some as a great scientific work, and by others as rather controversial and unscientific.

First showing for Jung’s Red Book

Psychologist Carl Jung’s Red Book, regarded as the science’s most important unpublished work, has gone on public display for the first time.

The mammoth volume, illustrated by Jung, is being shown at the Rubin Museum in New York until 25 January.  (click here for more about the First showing of Jung’s Red Book)

Myths of the Mind

What would you give to see inside the mind of one of the last century’s great psychological thinkers?

As World War I raged through Europe, Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung embarked on a somewhat psychedelic journey of self-exploration.

The sometimes disturbing voyage into his own unconscious laid the foundations for theories which came to rival those of his teacher, Sigmund Freud.  (click here for more about the controversial aspects of Jung’s Book)

In pictures: Carl Jung’s Red Book

Take a closer look at the illustrations in Carl Jung’s Red Book.  Fascinating!  They appear to me more mystical than scientific, but they certainly do make me wonder about the symbolism and meaning behind them.

Carl Jung Video

See also my previous post with a video on Carl Jung.

Anda Jines MS LCPC offers mental health counseling services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, in Tinley Park, IL (60477);  near Orland Park, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Palos Heights, Mokena, and Frankfort.

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