To Robert M. Rock
Dear Sir, 11 November 1960
I quite agree with you: without relatedness individuation is hardly possible.
Relatedness begins with conversation mostly.
Therefore communication is indubitably important.
For 60 years I have practiced this simple truth.
I also agree with you that a religious experience depends upon human relatedness to a certain extent.
I don’t know to what extent. There is f.i. the apocryphal logion: “When there are two together, they are not without God, and when there is one alone, I am
And what about the hermits?
If you seek, I feel sure that you will find a suitable interlocutor.
It is always important to have something to bring into a relationship, and solitude is often the means by which you acquire it.
C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 609-610
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