Carl Gustav Jung. The Red Book (Liber Novus). 1914-1930.
The first words of Carl Gustav Jung’s Red Book are “The way of what is to come.” What follows is 16 years of the psychoanalyst’s dive into the unconscious mind, a challenge to what he considered Sigmund Frued’s - his former mentor’s - isolated world view. Far from a simple narrative, the Red Book is Jung’s voyage of discovery into his deepest self.
Jung had a bookbinder make an enormous volume covered in red leather into which he poured these explorations into himself - 205 pages of written text and illustrations, all in his hand, including psychedelic drawings of mythical characters of his dreams and waking fantasies - explorations that Jung feared would make people think him mad. So he kept it secret, and for 50 years following his death in 1961, the book was locked away in a Swiss bank vault, completely unknown to the world.
The Red Book’s wildly creative illuminations and text were a product of a technique developed by Jung which he termed ’active imagination’ … and who knows, clearly the man was a Blakean polymath genius, but damn if it doesn’t look like ol’ Carl may have had a special little cactus hook-up working there back in the day as well. In any case,
"The monkey body has carried us to this moment of release, but we are coming more and more to exist in a world made by the human imagination."
Mentally ill people are not the problem. Inaccessible, unaffordable health care is a problem. Stigma is a problem. Lack of treatment is a problem. Lack of understanding is a problem. Lack of compassion is a problem. Not taking people seriously is a problem. Lack of honest conversation and open dialogue is a problem. Using jails as a housing facility for mentally ill persons is a problem. Do you understand me. Mentally ill people are not a problem.
Drawn by Camillo Procaccini between 1575-1629.
The Temptation of St Antony; the saint lying in the foreground, with devilish creatures attacking him, including two winged satyrs, one with a chain and the other a stick Brush drawing in black and grey wash, heightened with white, on dark grey-brown prepared paper
Inscribed on mount with Pembroke inscription: “Camillo Procaccini from Vol 1st No16”
Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World
These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.
- Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
- Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
- Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
- Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
- Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
- Willa Kominiarski Wierch - Zakopane, Poland
- Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
- Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
- Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
- The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States