Not only did Dr. Jung write “The Red Book” but did so in full Gothic Calligraphy.

“After Jung ceased making entries into The Red Book in 1930, he took it up a final time in 1959, to enter only a one-page epilogue, written in modern cursive script. This final entry seems to anticipate that the work will one day be seen by the world.

Part of the last sentence reads: “… aber trotz mehr Arbeit und Ablenkung blieb ich ihr getreu, auch wenn ich nie eine andere Möglichkeit…”
Then it stops—mid-sentence. The translation reads “… but despite much work and distraction I remained true to it, even if I never another possibility …”

What is absolutely fascinating here (and I do not think it was an accident that Jung ended the book this way)— he did live another two years—is that:

Pages 188 and 189, the last entries from 1930, are written in full Gothic calligraphy:

The next page, dated 1959 in the margin, is the epilogue, written in normal cursive.

It is contained on a single page, except for one word that is tucked alone in the top corner of the next page.

The rest of that page is blank—It is impossible to believe that Jung’s isolation of that specific single word on its own page is not premeditated.

This freestanding, final word is the noun, “Möglichkeit,” which in German, is “possibility.”

Then it stops—mid-sentence. The translation reads “… but despite much work and distraction I remained true to it, even if I never another possibility …”

http://www.theasc.com/blog/2009/11/23/the-red-book-a-psychic-odyssey/

Image 1: Pages 188 and 189, the last entries from 1930, are written in full Gothic calligraphy:

Image 2: The next page, dated 1959 in the margin, is the epilogue, written in normal cursive.

Image 3: This freestanding, final word is the noun, “Möglichkeit,” which in German, is “possibility.”

Image 4: Carl Jung reviewing papers.

Image 5: Illustration 54.
Image 6: Illustration 125.

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