AHP readers may be interested in a recent two part episode of CBC Radio’s Ideas program which explores Carl Jung’s The Red Book. As the description of these episodes notes, the book
… documents and analyzes what the Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist called his “confrontation with the unconscious.” Beset by vivid and alarming dreams and fantasies, Jung’s crisis began at the age of 39, at the time of the First World War.
The Red Book was an effort to understand what had happened during this period. The stakes were high: Jung felt he had lost his soul, and was in danger of a psychotic break.
The episodes can be heard online here.