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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Jung-White Correspondence during Dr. Jung’s Illness.





Dear Dr. Jung, Dec. 11, 1946

I am extremely thankful to hear from Miss Schmid that you are now able to read.

I venture therefore to send you a few lines but refrain from saying all that I should like to do.

I need hardly tell you that you are very much in my thoughts and prayers at present, and, as I know, in those of very many other people in England too. . . .

Ever yours sincerely,

Victor White, O.P. ~Victor White, Jung-White Letters, Page 57.


Jung responded: on Dec. 18th, 1946:

Dear Father White,

Thank you for your dear letter.

It is a great consolation to know that one is included in the prayers of fellow beings.

The aspectus mortis (aspect of death) is a mighty lonely thing, when you are stripped of everything in the presence of God. . . .

I am very weak.

The situation dubious.

Death does not seem imminent, although an embolism can occur any time again.

I confess to be afraid of a long drawn-out suffering.

It seems to me as if I were ready to die, although—as it looks to me—some powerful thoughts are still flickering like lightnings in a summer night.

Yet they are not mine, they belong to God, as everything else which bears mentioning.

Please write again to me.

You have a purity of purpose which is beneficial. . . .

I don’t know whether I can answer your next letter again.

But let us hope—

Gratefully yours,

C. G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Jung-White Letters, Pages 59-60

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