May 8 release of Jung’s Red Book for Our Time Volume 4
Chiron Publications announces the release of Jung’s Red Book for Our Time Volume 4 edited by Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt.
This volume is in memory of Thomas Arzt, cherished colleague and friend, who passed away while we were working on this volume. It was his dream to create this substantial body of work on Jung’s Red Book by Jungian scholars and analysts. It is a tribute to his energy and persistence that it has been achieved.
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.
This is the fourth volume of a multi-volume series set up on a global and multicultural level.
The spiritual malaise regnant in today’s disenchanted world presents a picture of “a polar night of icy darkness,” as Max Weber wrote already a century ago. This collective dark night of the soul is driven by climate change-related disasters, rapid technological innovations, and opaque geostrategic realignments. In the wake of what policy analysts refer to as “Westlessness,” the postmodern age is characterized by incessant distractions, urgent calls to responsibility, and in-humanly short deadlines, which result in a general state of exhaustion and burnout. The hovering sense of living in a time frame that is post-histoire induces states of confusion on a personal level as well as in the realm of politics.
Totally missing is a grand narrative to guide humanity’s vision.