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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Carl Jung’s Letter to Aniela Jaffe




To Aniela Jaffe

Dear Aniela, Bollingen, 29 May 1951

So it goes all the time: memories rise up and disappear again, as it
suits them.

In this way I have landed the great whale; I mean "Answer to Job."

I can't say I have fully digested this tour de force of the unconscious.

It still goes on rumbling a bit, rather like an earthquake.

I notice it when I am chiseling away at my inscription (which has made good progress).

Then thoughts come to me, as for instance that consciousness is only an organ for perceiving the fourth dimension, i .e., the all-pervasive meaning, and itself produces no real ideas.

I am getting much better.

Only my sleep is still rather delicate.

I oughtn't to talk much, or intensely.

Luckily occasions for this are rare.

How are you?

I hope you are not overstraining yourself at the Institute.

I won't make any false promises about a visit from you, but I am thinking of it.

Meanwhile with cordial greetings,

C. G. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 16-17.