It has been characterized variously as a creative illness, a descent into the underworld, a bout with insanity, a narcissistic self-deification, a transcendence, a midlife breakdown and an inner disturbance mirroring the upheaval of World War I.”

Insanely interesting article from the NYT about Jung’s breakdown and reemergence through text: The Holy Grail of the Unconscious

The book itself is being published by W. W. Norton early next month and the original copy will on display at the Rubin Museum of Art from October 7, 2009 – January 25, 2010.