Recent publication of the Carl Jung’s Red Book ~ a 200-page manuscript also known as Liber Novus, Latin for new book ~ is regarded as a monumental event worldwide. Jung wrote it between 1914 and 1930 during a time of personal tribulation and enlightenment, composing it in calligraphic text and providing many symbolic paintings.
Of his Red Book, Jung wrote:
The years when I pursued the inner images, were the most important time of my life. 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 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.
Click here for a link to a New York Times index of articles on Jung and on the Red Book itself.