Jung’s Red Book for Our Time Series

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The essays in these volumes are geared to the recognition that the posthumous publication of The Red Book: Liber Novus by C. G. Jung in 2009 was a meaningful gift to our contemporary world.

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Edited by Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt, the essays in the series Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions are geared to the recognition that the posthumous publication of The Red Book: Liber Novus by C. G. Jung in 2009 was a meaningful gift to our contemporary world.

“To give birth to the ancient in a new time is creation,” Jung inscribed in his Red Book. The essays in this volume continue what was begun in Volume 1 of Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions by further contextualizing The Red Book culturally and interpreting it for our time. It is significant that this long sequestered work was published during a period in human history marked by disruption, cultural disintegration, broken boundaries, and acute anxiety. The Red Book offers an antidote for this collective illness and can be seen as a link in the aurea catena, the “golden chain” of spiritual wisdom extending down through the ages from biblical times, ancient Greek philosophy, early Christian and Jewish Gnosis, and alchemy. The Red Book is itself a work of creation that gives birth to the old in a new time.

The recently released Volume 2 joins Volume 1 with the following contributors:

Volume One Contributors:

  • Murray Stein: Introduction
  • Thomas Arzt: “The Way of What Is to Come”: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions
  • Ashok Bedi: Jung’s Red Book: A Compensatory Image for Our Contemporary Culture: A Hindu Perspective
  • Paul Bishop: In a World That Has Gone Mad, Is What We Really Need … A Red Book? Plato, Goethe, Schelling, Nietzsche and Jung
  • Ann Casement: “O tempora! O mores!”
  • Josephine Evetts-Secker: “The Incandescent Matter”: Shudder, Shimmer, Stammer, Solitude
  • Nancy Swift Furlotti: Encounters with the Animal Soul: A Voice of Hope for Our Precarious World
  • Liz Greene: “The Way of What Is to Come”: Jung’s Vision of the Aquarian Age
  • John Hill: Confronting Jung: The Red Book Speaks to Our Time
  • Stephan A. Hoeller: Abraxas: Jung’s Gnostic Demiurge in Liber Novus
  • Russell A. Lockhart: Appassionato for the Imagination
  • Lance S. Owens: C.G. Jung and the Prophet Puzzle
  • Dariane Pictet: Movements of Soul in The Red Book
  • Susan Rowland: The Red Book for Dionysus: A Literary and Transdisciplinary Interpretation
  • Andreas Schweizer: Encountering the Spirit of the Depths and the Divine Child
  • Heyong Shen: Why Is The Red Book “Red”? – A Chinese Reader’s Reflections
  • Marvin Spiegelman: On the Impact of Jung and his Red Book: A Personal Story
  • Liliana Liviano Wahba: Imagination for Evil
  • John C. Woodcock: The Red Book and the Posthuman

Volume Two Contributors:

  • Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt: Introduction
  • John Beebe: The Way Cultural Attitudes are Developed in Jung’s Red Book An “Interview”
  • Kate Burns: Soul’s Desire to become New: Jung’s Journey, Our Initiation
  • QiRe Ching: Aging with The Red Book
  • Al Collins: Dreaming The Red Book Onward: What Do the Dead Seek Today?
  • Lionel Corbett: The Red Book as a Religious Text
  • John Dourley: Jung, the Nothing and the All
  • Randy Fertel: Trickster, His Apocalyptic Brother, and a World’s Unmaking: An Archetypal Reading of Donald Trump
  • Noa Schwartz Feuerstein: India in The Red Book: Overtones and Undertones
  • Gražina Gudaitė: Integrating Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of Experience under Postmodern Conditions
  • Lev Khegai: The Red Book of C.G. Jung and Russian Thought
  • Günter Langwieler: A Lesson in Peacemaking: The Mystery of Self-Sacrifice in The Red Book
  • Keiron Le Grice: The Metamorphosis of the Gods: Archetypal Astrology and the Transforma­tion of the God-Image in The Red Book
  • Ann Chia-Yi Li: The Receptive and the Creative: Jung’s Red Book for Our Time in Light of Daoist Alchemy
  • Romano Màdera: The Quest for Meaning after God’s Death in an Era of Chaos
  • Joerg Rasche: On Salome and the Emancipation of Woman in The Red Book
  • J. Gary Sparks: Abraxas: Then and Now
  • David Tacey: The Return of the Sacred in an Age of Terror
  • Ann Belford Ulanov: Blundering into the Work of Redemption

 

 

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