“You will consider yourself mad,” Jung told me. It feels small, and cheap, and in a sense unworthy and off-base, but I no longer feel mad once the book is closed: I feel confused, intrigued by the book’s mythological and literary merit, and maybe a bit dismissive of its supposed importance. Martin, though, cites the imperative that Jung himself used to deliver to his patients as a means to finding meaning in the book’s pages: “When Jung says, ‘create your own Red Book…’ what he means is, value the material that comes out of your own inner world, and treat it with respect, dignity and objectivity. And if you do that, your life will be different.”
For the entire Psychology Today article, “The Red Book: One Man’s Turmoil” go HERE.