" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 23, 2013

The Red Book/Jung

Interesting radio series on Carl Jung and his Red Book made by the CBC Radio.  
" Bound in red-leather, a hand-written and vividly illustrated manuscript by Carl Jung documents what he called his "confrontation with the unconscious," 
beginning around World War I. 
It was, he claimed, the source of all his later thinking in psychology. 
But the extent of his dreams, fantasies, arguments, and encounters were revealed only when the astonishing Red Book was published in 2009.
 Jung said the Red book, begun in his thirties, was central to his thinking. 
Yet he never published it during his lifetime - he died at the age of 85 in 1961. 
The manuscript lay in a bank vault until his family were persuaded  to let this intensely autobiographical work see the light of day."
The Red Book, Part 1


  1. I have a copy of the Red book. It will take me years to read it. The illustrations are key. Kinda like a comic of a madman? Symbols and Jungs vivid imagination. Dennis

  2. I have a copy as well,that I bought off Amazon a few years ago and will be reading as soon as I finish
    'The Wave Watcher's Companion'.
    But you are right Dennis,it will take some time to read
    (I may never finish it) but now is the time for me to start reading it I feel.
    It's not a book that you can read on the subway though,unless you are Arnold Schwarzenegger,that is .-)

  3. You sure can't read this book in one sitting. It's a book to savor. The paintings and art alone are worth the price. Then you toss in the That image is the one we use for our blog. I believe it's the boat that crosses the River Styx between lives.