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Saturday, August 1, 2015

[Carl Jung: “Your dream about the word "Evil" is extraordinarily illuminating ..."




[Carl Jung: “Your dream about the word "Evil" is extraordinarily illuminating and, in a way, most unusual.”]

To Barbara Robb

Dear Mrs. Robb, 19 November 1952

Thank you very much for your kind letter which has given me some valuable information.

My discussion of the privatio boni with Victor was a very unsatisfactory experience.

I am glad, therefore, to have some further news about this problem, this time apparently more positive, if I may assume that the flaw demonstrated in the doctrine of the privatio boni has become visible to Victor too.

Your dream about the word "Evil" is extraordinarily illuminating and, in a way, most unusual.

It contains in a nutshell practically everything you can say about the problem of evil.

It is certainly worth remembering.

The second dream contains an equally excellent demonstration of the dynamic structure of the moral opposites in general.

Unfortunately, my illness has nothing to do with the weather, or only indirectly, inasmuch as the brilliant summer seduced me into an activity surpassing my actual strength.

I am just about to recover, but slowly, from my prostration.

Thank you again for your kind information,

I remain,

Yours cordially,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 93