Illumination from The Red Book (Liber Novus), 1913-1930
“Everything else is to be derived from this… My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me. That was the stuff and material for more than only one life. Everything later was merely the outer classification, scientific elaboration, and the integration into life. But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then.” – C. G. Jung, 1957
For 50 years after Jung’s death, this artwork was locked in a secret vault. It was shown for the first time in 2009.