This impressively hand illuminated manuscript chronicles Jungs spiritual quest through dreams and his inner turmoil which led to his ultimate spiritual recover, which followed closely the form of a classic spiritual crisis. This was the means by which the Father of the modern concept of Archetypes developed his philosophy and insights.
The publisher says that the Red book is
The most influential unpublished work in the history of psychology.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 wasThe 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.
|The original manuscript|
full sized book (12 1/4" by 18 1/4") is at roughly $150.00 well worth the cost. It will be a prized possession the rest of your life, and it is not "just a book." It contains the original calligraphic text in German script, the translation into English and the full illustrations. At If you cannot afford that price, or just want to dig into the text without distractions, then you can buy the Reader's edition at roughly $20-$25. If you feel you need some guidance to better appreciate this work, there is very useful guide by Sanford L. Drob, entitled Reading the Red Book: An interpretive Guide to C. G. Jung's Liber Novus at about $16-$20 which will help orient you to the work.