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I’m sure you have read about Carl Jung’s Red Book. Jung (who invented Jungian psychology) wrote it 100 years ago, but think of it less like a book and more like your diary during the part of your life when you were going through such darkness you thought it would never end. Remember that?! You wrote in your diary a lot during that time because on some level you knew that each demon, each nightmare you survived was transforming you in a way that would always matter. The book is about how Jung recovers his soul, recovers meaning in his life through enabling the rebirth of the image of God in his soul. There are other red books (for example, I see that Enough is Enough by Karen Finley is also red) but this one was hidden away in a bank vault in Switzerland for the last quarter of century. And so we, Leonard Nimoy, Helen Hunt and I (What? You didn’t realize the three of us were a team?) are celebrating by having conversations with Jungian psychologists. I’m talking with John Beebe, next Wednesday at 7 the Hammer Museum. It’s free, and you should be too. See you there!
Which book is Jung’s Red Book? The one on top obviously!