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THE DEAD   Serving the Ancestral Dead

The dead were important to The Red Book because these were the ancestors that haunted Jung and that he served. Their ancestry was in his DNA and in his archetypal equivalent, and the dead were who Jung “taught” in Seven Sermons to the Dead (1916).


Jung (1961) wrote at the beginning of his RB experience. “The dead came from Jerusalem,” assuming the voice of the gnostic Basilides in Alexandria from where  “East toucheth the West” and, “where they found not what they sought” (p. 378).  The dead “prayed” that he “let them in and besought” Jung’s (Basilides’) word, and thus he “began” his “teaching” (p. 378).  This can be seen as the beginning of TRB and its inspiration.

Teaching the Dead
Jung's Dead

Seven Sermons

The Red Book

Jung as Dead

Doing Jung's Work


Your Dead

Who You Serve


 “The souls or spirits of the dead are identical with the psychic activity o the living; they merely continue it." C. G. Jung


Pagan Gods

And Goddesses

Service to the Dead

How Can You Serve?

Overgrown Roots

Rich Soil

"Take pains to waken the dead. Dig deep lines and throw in sacrificial gifts, so that they reach the dead." C. G. Jung
A Path to the Past

Ancestral Lineage

Father Sky, Mother Earth

Living Dead

A Path of Paint

Art History

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes." C JUNG 
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