The red book


Title: Red Book

Author: Gustav Young

Translator: Mohammad Reza Akhlaghi Manesh

Publisher: Mossadegh

Subject: Psychoanalyst – Switzerland – Biography / Jungian Psychology

Age category: Adult

Number of pages: 672

Language: Farsi



The “The red book = Liber novus” is the product of Jung’s decades of thought and imagination and his journey through the subconscious world, and since he does not see his contemporaries being able to understand the concepts contained in it, he bequeaths that this book , Published fifty years after his death.

In this book, Jung writes the adventures of his spiritual journey in order to transfer them to the future and depicts them in the form of his paintings.

Because this collection is compiled in a red-bound book, it is called the “Red Book”.

By flipping through this book, one can access parts of the thoughts and spiritual developments of one of the founders of modern psychology, which had been out of reach for a long time.

In the introduction to the Red Book, a young man close to Jung comments on the book:

“The Red Book is a documentary based on the passage of the world through the soul of a man, and just as a person stands by the sea and listens to very strange and frightening music and can not explain why his heart hurts, or “Why does he want to shout his admiration out of his jaw? In the same way, he is drawn from within by the greatness and glory of this book, and he moves to heights that he has never been on.”

“Working on the subconscious must be done first and foremost on ourselves,” says the author. Our patients benefit indirectly. Danger involves the illusion of prophethood, which is often the result of working on the subconscious. It is the devil who says: despise wisdom, science and the great powers of mankind.

“It is never desirable, even if we have to acknowledge [the existence of] the irrational.”

Jung’s main task in defeating his imagination was to distinguish between sounds and characters. For example, it is Jung’s “I” who delivers sermons to the dead. In meditation, it is not Jung who speaks, but Philemon who speaks to the dead… It can be seen here that Jung’s revision reflects his understanding of the threefold nature of his own soul…

“The Red Book” by Carl Gustav Jung, translated by Mohammad Reza Akhlaqi Manesh, was published this year.
This book contains an introduction to “Sono Shamdsani”. In this introduction, Jung enthusiasts gain information that seems normally, in some cases difficult and in some cases impossible to find. The book itself consists of the first book in eleven chapters, the second book in twenty-one chapters, Meditations and Returns, along with Jung’s paintings.

“The years I have talked to you about have been the most important days of my life,” says Carl Gustav Jung himself about the book. “Everything else comes from here, and the details after that no longer matter.”

“The Red Book” written by Carl Gustav Jung and translated by Mohammad Reza Akhlaghi was published by Mossadegh Publishing House in collaboration with Jami Publications in 671 pages.

The red book = Liber novus Quotes:

“Be quiet and listen: Have you ever noticed your madness and accepted it?” Did you notice that all your mental presuppositions went completely crazy? Do you want to know your madness and accept it in a friendly way? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, so that it appears on you quickly. Madness should not be hated or feared, but should be given life…

If you want to find the paths in your life, you should not reject madness, because madness is a big part of your nature… Be happy that you can understand it, because you are no longer a victim. Madness is a special state of mind and is faithful to all teachings and philosophies and even more to everyday life, because life itself is full of madness and its depths are extremely irrational. Man seeks logic so that he can only set a series of rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. This is his secret and his unknown law.

“What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something understandable on life.”

“My soul, where are you?” Do you hear Saddam? I’m talking, I’m calling you; Do you hear Saddam? I’m back, I’m here again. I shook the dust of all fields from my feet and came to you. I’m with you. After years of long wanderings, I’m back to you. Do I need to tell you everything I saw, experienced and learned or understood? Do not you want to hear about all the sounds of life and the world? But you must know one thing: What I have learned is that man must live this life. Do you still know me? How long did this separation last! Everything has become very difficult.
How did I find you? What a strange journey I had! What words should I use to tell you what a winding road a good star showed me to get to you? Give me your hand, my forgotten soul. What a delight it is to see you again, my denied soul. Life again has led me to you. Let us thank the life I lived for all the good and bad times I had, for all the pleasures and all the sorrows. My soul, my journey must continue with you. “I will wander with you and climb alone.”

I answered bitterly, “Do you call what we humans call absolute darkness light?” “Do you call night day?”

My soul answered the question that aroused my anger: “My light does not belong to this world.”

“I do not know another world,” I cried.
The spirit replied, “Is not its existence for you because you do not know anything about it?”

“My career is flawed. Not because I want to use flashy words, but because it is impossible for me to find them; I speak with pictures. “I can not express my heartfelt words with anything else.”

“You open the gates of your soul so that the dark flood of turmoil flows into your order and meaning. “If you associate order with chaos, the fruit will be a holy child, a transcendent meaning beyond meaning and meaninglessness.”

“I have to think about the life I can still live, and the thoughts I can still think.”

“Every step towards my soul will make my demons laugh reproachfully, these cowardly whisperers and poisoners”

“If you think about it, take your heart with you. If you fall in love, be wise. “Love without thought is nothing, and thinking without love is empty in you.”

“I have to learn to love you.”

“Humans grow like plants, some with light, some with shade. “Many of them need shade, not light.”
“We must grow like a tree that does not know its own law. We limit ourselves to goals and do not pay attention to the fact that the destination is a constraint; Yes, giving up life »

“I was torn between fear, disobedience, and disgust, and I was completely preyed upon by lust and desire. I could not and did not want to listen to the depths of my being. But on the seventh night, the depths of my being spoke to me: “Look into the depths of existence, pray to the depths of existence, awaken the bodies of the dead.”

“The image you have of this world is only a part of this world.”

“I think I hate you. “My desire to find you again was not pure.”

“Wherever the power of desires and desires comes from, its seed goes to the ground. “But remember that you have to be patient.”

“Deep souls taught me that I am a slave, in fact a slave of a child. This sentence was disgusting to me and I hated it. “But I had to recognize and accept that my body / soul is a child.”

About the Red Book by Carl Gustav Jung

The Red Book is a work by Carl Gustav Jung, first published in 2009. This fascinating book, which received a lot of positive feedback when it was published, contains the core of Jung’s well-known works.

It was in this book that Jung developed his basic theories about archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuality; Concepts that made psychotherapy a tool for treating patients as a means to achieve a higher form of personality development.
The Red Book is a unique work and does not easily fall into the usual categories. As a study of the meaning of being human, this work transcends the limitations of psychoanalysis and establishes Jung’s position alongside revolutionary thinkers such as Karl Marx, George Orwell, and, of course, Sigmund Freud.

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