Feb 26, 2010

karuna's book

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these are snapshots i took (shhh don't tell) of a little known book by Jung, as in Carl Jung, hand written and painted and illustrated by him.  Jung's Red Book had been kept hidden in a vault by his descendants who did not want the public to see this beautiful display of genius and madness.
the story of the history and publication of this book reads like a spy adventure tale!  read the story here!
my photos don't do justice to the colors. as you can see the book has now been published and translated, and thanks to my good friend karuna, i get to see it for a short time!  even if i never read a word of it, it is an object of amazing power and beauty.

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