Sara Corbett, New York Times: Best Article on the Red Book

This is a story about a nearly 100-year-old book, bound in red leather, which has spent the last quarter century secreted away in a bank vault in Switzerland. The book is big and heavy and its spine is etched with gold letters that say “Liber Novus,” which is Latin for “New Book.” Its pages are made from thick cream-colored parchment and filled with paintings of otherworldly creatures and handwritten dialogues with gods and devils. If you didn’t know the book’s vintage, you might confuse it for a lost medieval tome. (more)

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One Response to Sara Corbett, New York Times: Best Article on the Red Book

  1. Thanks, good overview. I have passed the link onto a couple of friends.

    Reading the article I, perhaps paranoid, picked up on the comments about madness and genius. I think it is time to take a different view of this cliche. There seems to be an acceptance that the ‘visions’ and experiences that Jung and even myself have had (not putting myself anywhere near Jung’s genius by any means) are madness. It is the world we accept as ‘normal’ that is mad…..one only has to take a quick look around at what we, as humans, are doing right now.

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