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The Red Book: Liber Novus


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Born in 1875, C. G. Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and innovative thinker whose most influential ideas include the concept of psychological archetypes, the collective unconscious, and synchronicity. He is the author of numerous works, including Memories, Dreams, Reflections and Man and His Symbols. He died in 1961. Sonu Shamdasani, a preeminent Jung historian, is Reader in Jung History at Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. He lives in London, England.


"This is a volume that will be treasured by the confirmed Jungian or by admirers of beautifully made books or by those with a taste for philosophical allegory." -- Michael Dirda - The Washington Post
"For Christmas I'd like Carl Jung's The Red Book." -- Talitha Stevenson, Books of the Year 2013 - The Observer
"I was amazed... by the illustrations Carl Gustav Jung made for The Red Book, which is considered the holy grail of the unconscious." -- W Magazine
"...for such an arcane work [The Red Book] is generating quite a buzz... publishing The Red Book opens a new era in understanding Jung's work. It is a unique window on the construction of one of the world's most influential psychologies." -- New Scientist
"The book is witness to a rare dedication to psychological research, and a prodigious curiosity. More crucially, at a time when the limits of materialism are being tested and found wanting, Jung's confidence in a spiritual dimension to human consciousness must have a renewed appeal. For this, the book deserves attention, especially when established religious models are fading in popularity and the search for a meaningful life seems to have become increasingly urgent and elusive." -- Sally Vickers - The Times

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