CG Jung And The ‘Leap Of Faith’ Into Individuation

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 BY 

Photo from CG Jung’s “The Red Book.”

Photo from CG Jung’s “The Red Book.

By Laura K. Kerr

The Red Book has been described as Jung’s creative response to the threat of madness, yet it has also been seen as a deliberate exercise in self-analysis. I believe it’s likely both. When creating The Red Book, Jung knew he was on the verge of madness, and he also knew his analytical skills and expertise as a psychiatrist were his best chance at alleviating suffering, if not creating the conditions for transformation.

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