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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Carl Jung on Jones book about Freud.





To E . A. Bennet

My dear Bennet, 2 1 November 1953

Thank you very much for kindly sending me Jones's book about Freud.

The incident on page 348 is correct, only the setting in which it occurred is entirely distorted.

It was a discussion about Amenophis IV and the fact that he scratched out his father's name on the monuments to put his own in its place, and in the famous manner this was explained as a negative father-complex owing to which everything Amenophis created-his art, his religion and his poetry-was nothing but resistance against the father.

No notice was taken of the fact that other Pharaohs have done the same.

Now, this derogatory way of judging Amenophis IV got my goat and I expressed myself pretty
strongly.

That was the immediate cause of Freud's accident.

Nobody ever asks me how things really were; one only gives a one-sided and twisted representation of my relation to him.

I notice with great interest that the Royal Society of Medicine begins to get interested in my "contributions to the medical science."

Hoping to see you again in the future, not too far away,

I remain,

Yours cordially,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 133.