Sara Corbett, of the New York Times Magazine, offers a foretaste of a recently-recovered work by Carl Jung (forthcoming from W.W. Norton), which will provide novel insights into the mind of one of the 20th century’s most significant psychological—and religious—thinkers:
He worked on his red book—and he called it just that, the Red Book—on and off for about 16 years, long after his personal crisis had passed, but he never managed to finish it. He actively fretted over it, wondering whether to have it published and face ridicule from his scientifically oriented peers or to put it in a drawer and forget it. Regarding the significance of what the book contained, however, Jung was unequivocal. “All my works, all my creative activity,” he would recall later, “has come from those initial fantasies and dreams.”
Read more at the New York Times Magazine.