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This account posts short excerpts from C.G. Jung's "Red Book", Liber Novus. I may also boost other Red Book-related toots from time to time. Follow along if you'd like a snippet of Jung's active imagination on a roughly daily frequency.

I long for the joy of men, for their fullness and freedom and not their neediness. - LS, p. 186

I can satisfy myself only at the table of the satisfied, not at the empty bowls of those who yearn. I will not steal my payment. - LS, p. 185

If your harvest is rich, send me some fruit from your garden. If you suffer from abundance, I will drink from the brimming horn of your joy. I know that that will be a balm for me. - LS, p. 185

Give to me out of your fullness, not your longing. I cannot satisfy your poverty just as you cannot still my longing. - LS, p. 185

You should be a free being. I can bear neither slaves nor masters. - LS, p. 185

May each one carry his load. He who wants to burden others with his baggage is their slave. - LS, p. 184

Didn't you feel empty today? Do you call that life? - LS, p. 180

A great cold comes over whoever in the excess of his personal striving has recognized the demands of the dead and seeks to satisfy them. - LS, p. 178

Serpent: They are not opposites, but simply differences. Just as little as you make the day the opposite of the year or the bushel the opposite of the cubit.

I: That's enlightening, but somewhat boring.

- LS, p. 176

I approached my serpent and asked her amiably whether she would not like to creep over to bring me news of what was happening in the beyond. But the serpent was weary and said that she had no liking for this. - LS, pp. 172-173

I have united with the serpent of the beyond. I have accepted everything beyond into myself. From this I have built my beginning. - LS, p. 172

Just as a tower surmounts the summit of a mountain on which it stands, so I stand above my brain, from which I grew. - LS, p. 171

Woe, woe! What we feared, what we desired, has come to pass. - LS, p. 168

A great snarled ball and a thousand small knots, all artfully tied, intertwined, truly, a human brain! - LS, p. 167

You forget the lethargy of matter. You want to pull up with your own force what can only rise slowly. - LS, p. 166

We stand in the vastness, wed to the serpent, and consider which stone could be the foundation stone of the building, which we do not yet know. - LS, p. 164

Does the conflict of opposites belong to the inescapable conditions of life? - LS, p. 160

No one saves us from the evil of becoming, unless we choose to go through Hell. - LS, p. 158

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