Okay, one of my favorite artists/teachers is Carl Jung. You may know that he hung out with Freud for about five years and then they parted ways. After the “break” up Jung took some time to develop many of the theories he is now famous for, archtypes, the collective unconscious, and individuation. During this time, he made many notes and he later put them together, along with gorgeous illustrations in his Lebre Novus also known as the Red Book.
This is one of what will be a series of my silly slant. What if Carl Jung had discovered the joys of scrapbooking when he was putting together his opus? It’s an interesting juxtaposition, don’t you think?
What do you think? Do you have any favorite Carl Jung quotes that you’d like to see illustrated in this manner? Just let me know. Thanks for stopping by. Don’t let the shadow drag you around by your tail. Cheers, rachel
Oh, I love Carl Jung! I liked him better than Freud, at least the short version of his work that I read in high school, in conjunction with the novel Heart of Darkness. There’s actually a film coming out about Jung, starring Michael Fassbender (currently one of my fav actors). It’s called “A Dangerous Method,” and costars Viggo Mortensen as Freud.
thanks for stopping by and thanks for the heads up about the movie. I’ve begun to re-read his memoir, so I’m highlighting lots of great, great quotes. This is a fun project.
I think Jung would have had quite a groovy time scrapbooking, especially when he wanted to capture the essence of some of his dreams. He did remember his dreams, didn’t he? I have to agree that it’s a very interesting juxtaposition to think about Jung as a scrapbooker! LOL!
That is funny. I don’t know many Jung quotes. Ok, I don’t know any, but I look forward to learning some new ones and seeing them fancied up with pink hearts and purses. I love the contrast with the serious quote. I think Carl could have used a hobby like scrapbooking to help him lighten up a little.
Hi Emma, thanks for stopping by. Actually, if you take a look at his Red Book, his illustrations are beautiful. Not only was he an amazing thinker, he was a very talented artist. This is a way to show off my twisted sense of humor.
I’ve always wanted to read Jung. Never found any in the library and I am stingy with book buying money. I might have to, his work seems resonate,
I like this idea Rachel–and that scrapbook page is pretty. I don’t have any favorite Carl Jung quotes, but when my dad was in his forties he got a red convertible with a personalized license plate that read: “SO JUNG” Ha ha.
Hi Coleen, thanks for stopping by. I have been re-reading Jung’s autobiography, so there are a ton of quotes I plan to use. It just tickles me to use the Oh so pretty scrapbook stuff to go along with ideas about the shadow and confronting our demons.
Oh Carl Jung. . . I almost ended up in his shit once, quite literally, when I was poking around Bollingen, his house in Switzerland, and attempted to use the ancient privy, back in the woods. . . rotten floor, escaped just in time. My favorite quote, as reported by a number of his biographers, was that he consistently called his colleagues, “old piss cans.” LOVE a dirty mouth.
How can you not love someone who called you “old piss can.” sorry about the run in with his crapper. I’m glad you survived. Thanks for stopping by.
Also, I LOVE those darling photos of you on home page! XXXXX
Rachel: Did I ever tell you that I was i Jungian analyst for several years? My analyst said whenever she could sleep, she read Jung and went out like a light. I hope that was a joke!! I guess I didn’t tell you that I share care-taking of my 93 year old father with my sister. When you get home, letʻs talk (about your play), eat and laugh. Where are you finding time for these great blogs??? me ke aloha
I wanted to send you an email before I left, yes! we must do lunch. I want to hear about all of it. I have no idea where to find the time for all of this, but I’m having a great time. Thanks for stopping by. xxoxox
Rachel: Did I ever tell you that I was in Jungian analyst for several years? My analyst said whenever she couldn’t sleep, she read Jung and went out like a light. I hope that was a joke!! I guess I didn’t tell you also that I share care-taking of my 93 year old father with my sister. When you get home, letʻs talk (about your play), eat and laugh. Where are you finding time for these great blogs??? me ke aloha