Carl Jung, The Golden Castle, 1928

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Page 163 of Jung’s “The Red Book”

Jung’s stylized caption reads: “1928. When I painted this picture, which shows a well-fortified golden castle, Richard Wilhelm in in Frankfurt sent me the 1000-year-old Chinese text of the golden castle, the embryo of the immortal body. Ecclesia catholica et protestantes et seclusi in secreto [The Catholic Church and the Protestants and those secluded in secret. The end of an eon].”

The Art of C.G. Jung, WW Norton and Co. pgs. 64-65. Pg 227 notes that this is one of very few Jung paintings to feature shadows.