The Red Book

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Amen, you are the lord of the beginning.
Amen, you are the star of the East.
Amen, you are the flower that blooms over everything.
Amen, you are the deer that breaks out of the forest.
Amen, you are the song that sounds far over the water.
Amen, you are the beginning and the end. ~Carl Jung, Liber Novus, Page 315

126 In “Dreams,” Jung noted on January 3, 19I7:

“In Lib. nov. snake image III incent” [stimulus to snake image III in Liber Novus] (p. I). This notation appears to refer to
this image. ~Liber Novus, Footnote 126, Page 315.

127 Image legend: “brahmanaspati”

Julius Eggling notes that “Brihaspati or Brahmanaspati, the lord of prayer or worship, takes the place of Agni, as the representative
of the priestly dignity … In Rig-Veda X, 68,9 …

Brihaspati is said to have found (avindat) the dawn, the sky and the fire (Agni), and to have chased away the darkness
with his light (arka, sun), he seems rather to represent the element of light and fire generally” (Sacred Books of the East I2, p. xvi). See also the note to image 45.