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.
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 Gudaite: 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