We didn’t see this one coming; featured in the NYT Magazine this week is a $150 book, which quickly rose to #4 on Amazon, just three spots away from The Lost Symbol.

The book is Carl Jung’s record of his own hallucinations during a mental breakdown, which he chronicled in words and drawings in a red notebook. Although Jung believed that The Red Book was the source of all his works, he never published it and left no instructions regarding whether to do so after he died. For years, The Red Book was kept in a bank vault and very few people were allowed access to it. The NYT Magazine‘s story details how the book came to be scanned, translated and is about to be published.

Libraries we checked do not show it on order.

RedBook Spread

(the above spread comes from W.W. Norton’s catalog)

The Red Book
C. G. Jung
Retail Price: $195.00
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. – (2009-10-07)
ISBN / EAN: 0393065677 / 9780393065671

Also making a big leap on Amazon is another title mentioned in the article. It is now at #196

Memories, Dreams, Reflections
C.G. Jung
Retail Price: $14.95
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage – (1989-04-23)
ISBN / EAN: 0679723951 / 9780679723950

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