In her The Red Book Hours, the Jungian psychologist, scholar and multimedia artist Jill Mellick presents a remarkable and inspiring analysis of one of Carl Gustav Jung’s most important works: The Red Book (Jung 2009), a sixteen-year-long documentation of his own self-analysis - from 1914 to 1930. Jung wanted to understand himself more thoroughly and familiarise himself more profoundly with the various facets of his personality, creatively transposing and instilling them in his texts and images. This was also to function as a sort of blueprint and pathway for his own patients in their journey towards Self-individuation, to find a more harmonious relationship with their Self. Jill Mellick’s innovative and challenging purpose for her own Red Book, pursued with determination and intense critical study and work, is to reproduce and imaginatively rep-licate Jung’s method for studying and discussing his Red Book, categorizing his procedures, understanding the importance he gave to the place, tools and materials he chose for work-ing.

Jill Mellick’s The Red Book Hours: A Creative Dialogue with Carl Gustav Jung’s Work

Marco D'Agostini
2019

Abstract

In her The Red Book Hours, the Jungian psychologist, scholar and multimedia artist Jill Mellick presents a remarkable and inspiring analysis of one of Carl Gustav Jung’s most important works: The Red Book (Jung 2009), a sixteen-year-long documentation of his own self-analysis - from 1914 to 1930. Jung wanted to understand himself more thoroughly and familiarise himself more profoundly with the various facets of his personality, creatively transposing and instilling them in his texts and images. This was also to function as a sort of blueprint and pathway for his own patients in their journey towards Self-individuation, to find a more harmonious relationship with their Self. Jill Mellick’s innovative and challenging purpose for her own Red Book, pursued with determination and intense critical study and work, is to reproduce and imaginatively rep-licate Jung’s method for studying and discussing his Red Book, categorizing his procedures, understanding the importance he gave to the place, tools and materials he chose for work-ing.
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