Chapter 3 Discussing Liber Primus
In 1912 Jung began to have a series of dreams which left him with a sense of disorientation and inner pressure but he could think of nothing in his life that would have caused this. This chapter addresses each of the entries in Liber Primus and relates them to particular high degrees of Freemasonry. The first entry, The Way of What is to Come, was written in retrospect in July 1914 and is an overview of the rest of the entries in Liber Primus. This entry acts as an introduction to the fantasies where Jung personifies two distinct driving forces behind his knowledge and experience: ‘the spirit of this time’, by which he means scientific rationalism, and ‘the spirit of the depths’. In Jung’s entry there is a heavy emphasis on the role of the child and particularly on the concept of the divine child.
KeywordsJung; unconscious; depth psychology; analytical psychology; Liber Primus; The Red Book; Freemasonry; dreams; dreaming; fantasies; divine
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication date and place2019
Psychological theory & schools of thought
Analytical & Jungian psychology
Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)