Carl Gustav Jung's "Red Book," formally known as "Liber Novus" (Latin for "New Book"), is a manuscript book created by the Swiss psychiatrist between approximately 1914 and 1930. The first print of Jung's Red Book is notable for its striking appearance and size. It is a large, leather-bound volume with an ornate, red cover, hence its nickname. The book contains Jung's own calligraphic writing and numerous full-page, vividly colored illustrations. The contents are a detailed account of Jung's experiments with his unconscious and his encounters with his own psyche, which he called "active imagination." These experiences were instrumental in the development of his theories on archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation. The Red Book was not published or made publicly available until 2009, long after Jung's death in 1961, when it was finally released in a facsimile edition that replicated the original manuscript's appearance and included a translation and commentary. This publication revealed a deeply personal side of Jung's work and thoughts, offering unparalleled insight into the foundation of analytical psychology.
The translator of Carl Jung's "Red Book" for its English publication in 2009 was Mark Kyburz, along with John Peck and Sonu Shamdasani. Shamdasani, who also served as the editor and introduced the work, is a London-based author, historian, and professor known for his extensive research into Jung's life and teachings. The translation effort was significant, not only because of the complexity of Jung's thoughts and the depth of the psychological concepts involved but also due to the calligraphic and pictorial nature of the manuscript, which presented unique challenges. Their work made "Liber Novus" accessible to a wide audience for the first time, offering insight into Jung's inner world and the development of his psychological theories.
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