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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, Washington Post

The most influential unpublished work in the history of psychology. When Carl Jung embarked on an extended self-exploration he called his “confrontation with the unconscious,” the heart of it was The Red Book, a large, illuminated volume he created between 1914 and 1930. Here he developed his principle theories—of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation—that transformed psychotherapy from a practice concerned with treatment of the sick into a means for higher development of the personality.

While Jung considered The Red Book to be his most important work, only a handful of people have ever seen it. Now, in a complete facsimile and translation, it is available to scholars and the general public. It is an astonishing example of calligraphy and art on a par with The Book of Kells and the illuminated manuscripts of William Blake. This publication of The Red Book is a watershed that will cast new light on the making of modern psychology.

Not to be confused with the 8.9" x 6" The Red Book "Readers Edition", this is the 18" x 12" "1st Edition" that includes 212 color illustrations printed in Italy on over-sized museum quality paper with superb hardcover binding. The "Reader's Edition" does not include the facsimile images (art and calligraphy) of this original "Red Book: Liber Novus."

Product Details:

Author: Carl Jung 
Series: Philemon (Book 1)
Hardcover: 404 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (October 19, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0393065677
ISBN-13: 978-0393065671
Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 2.3 x 18 inches