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Red Book Ruminations II


Red Book Ruminations II

Carl Gustav Jung, March 1, 2011

The Red Book by Jung“But I ask you, when do men fall on their brothers with mighty weapons and bloody acts? They do such if they do not know that their brother is themselves. . . But whom do people kill? They kill the noble, the brave, the heroes. They take aim at these and do not know that with these they mean themselves. They should sacrifice the hero in themselves, and because they do not know this, they kill their courageous brother.”

C. G. Jung, The Red Book, p. 63

Text courtesy of W.W. Norton and Company, and The Philemon Foundation.

The Red Book

Copyright © 2009 by The Foundation of the Works of C. G. Jung

Translation Copyright © 2009 by Mark Kyburz, John Peck, and Sonu Shamdasani


Carl Gustav Jung

Carl Gustav Jung

The Red Book, also titled Liber Novus, New Book, is a journal in text and images of C. G. Jung's life from approximately 1914 to 1930. "The years, of which I have spoken to you, when I pursued the inner images, were the most important time of my life," said Jung in 1957. Kept private by his heirs, it was finally published in 2009 by W. W. Norton of New York with extensive annotations by Jung scholar Sonu Shamdasani.

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