Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction (Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt) -- The quest for meaning after God's death in an era of Chaos (Romano Madera) -- The return of the sacred in an age of terror (David Tacey) -- The Red Book as a religious text (Lionel Corbett) -- Blundering into the work of redemption (Ann Belford Ulanov) -- Jung, the nothing and the all (John Dourley) -- Abraxas: Then and now (J. Gary Sparks) -- The metamorphosis of the gods: archetypal astrology and the transformation of the god-image in The Red Book (Keiron Le Grice) -- The way cultural attitudes are developed in Jung's Red Book - An interview (John Beebe) -- Integrating horizontal and vertical dimensions of experience under postmodern conditions (Grazina Gudaite) -- On Salome and the emancipation of woman in The Red Book (Joerg Rasche) -- Soul's desire to become new: Jung's journey, our initiation (Kate Burns) -- Aging with The Red Book (QiRe Ching) -- The receptive and the creative: Jung's Red Book for our time in light of Daoist alchemy (Ann Chia-Yi Li) -- The Red book of C.G. Jung and Russian thought (Lev Khegai) -- India in The Red Book: Overtones and undertones (Noa Schwartz Feuerstein) -- A lesson in peacemaking: The mystery of self-sacrifice in The Red Book (Gunter Langwieler) -- Trickster, his apocalyptic brother, and a world's unmaking: An archetypal reading of Donald Trump (Randy Fertel) -- Dreaming The Red Book onward: What do the dead seek today? (Al Collins) -- Bibliography -- About the contributors.
“To give birth to the ancient in a new time is creation,” Jung inscribed in his Red Book. The essays in this volume continue what was begun in Volume 1 of Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul under Postmodern Conditions by further contextualizing The Red Book culturally and interpreting it for our time. It is significant that this long sequestered work was published during a period in human history marked by disruption, cultural disintegration, broken boundaries, and acute anxiety. The Red Book offers an antidote for this collective illness and can be seen as a link in the aurea catena, the “golden chain” of spiritual wisdom extending down through the ages from biblical times, ancient Greek philosophy, early Christian and Jewish Gnosis, and alchemy. The Red Book is itself a work of creation that gives birth to the old in a new time."