Black Books

Cary Baynes ·wrote about a discussion with Jung on January 26, 1924, in which he described the Red Book in the following way:

“There were various figures speaking, Elias, Father Philemon, etc. but all appeared to be phases of what you thought ought to be called ‘the master.’ You were sure that this latter was the same who inspired Buddha, Mani, Christ, Mahomet- all those who may be said to have communed with God. But the others had identified with him. You absolutely refused to. It could not be for you, you said, you had to remain the psychologist- the person who understood the process” (LN, 68) . ~The Black Books, Page 298, fn 345