This Carl Jung-inspired guide to the potent archetypal images that
throng our consciousness is the perfect side dish to the main course of
Jung's own excursion into numinous mythological realms, The Red Book
(until its appearance in 2009, the most influential unpublished work
in the history of psychology). Illustrating and explicating the
etymology, psychic dynamics, and interplay of over 300 motifs, The Book of Symbols rewards both browsing and intense study.
May 18: Parade, the "first modern ballet," premiered in Paris on this day in 1917. The production was a collaboration of some of modernism's most famous -- music by Erik Satie, scenario by Jean Cocteau, costumes by Picasso,…