Sunday, March 7, 2010

Carl Jung: Liber Novus / The Red Book

I have wanted
The Red Book by Carl Jungsince I first learned it was in print last year. I was holding off on purchasing a copy due to the price and I wasn't precisely sure of its contents. Well I am happy to announce that some generous soul has made an excellent quality PDF scan of this incredible work and has kindly shared it online, available as a free download.

I discovered this via our friends at the





The Red Book, also known as Liber Novus (Latin for A New Book) is a 205-page manuscript written and illustrated [53 full images, 71 contain both text and artwork and 81 are pure calligraphic text] by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung between approximately 1914 and 1930, which was not published or shown to the public until 2009. Until 2001, his heirs denied scholars access to the book, which he began after a falling-out with Sigmund Freud in 1913.

Jung originally titled the manuscript Liber Novus (literally meaning A New Book in Latin), but it was informally known and published as The Red Book.The book is written in calligraphic text and contains many illuminations which are truely amazing! Many multi-colored art-pieces of mandalic, fractal mytholigies and memorable mindscapes are graced upon the illuminated pages of this most deeply honest opus. The imaginal depictions of truly numinous realms painted by Jung in this volume will serve as a mirrored palace of backdrops to many a soul’s journey here on out for sure. The PDF in the following link contains a nice scan of the original German script and art-works followed by an English translation of the text.

If you enjoy this book, please support its publishers. Buy a copy.


D Dubs said...

Dude that is so awesome! Thanks for the heads up.

bolobolo said...

link is broken and i have been looking for a download link for the book all night long. if you got a pdf copy and upload it again or share it via other mediums such as e-mail, i would appreciate it very much. thanks

Anonymous said...

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EROCx1 said...

Thanks Anonymous!

Baldip Singh Kohli said...

can you please send me a copy at

Thanks so much in advance.

Baldip Singh Kohli said...

Can you please email me a copy at

Thanks so much in advance.

Disree Anderson said...

HI there I'm a student studying psychology, I would love to get this book. I tried the link but its broken. Any chance of an email to

Disree Anderson said...

Hi there

I need this book, please send me in the right direction to obtain it. the link is broken Please please or email me

Thank you