To Gunther Dass

Dear Herr Dass, 12 July 1947

As regards the “centre” you are quite right: the pairs of opposites in German psychology have flown to extremes because the centre has….-got lost.

This centre was indirectly produced by an infernal deception through the figure of the Fuhrer.

This happens in all societies where the spiritual centre has dropped out.

Only in this spiritual centre is there any possibility of salvation.

The concept of the centre was called by the Chinese Tao, which the Jesuits in their day translated as Deus.

This centre is everywhere, i.e., in everybody, and when the individual does not possess this centre he infects all the others with this sickness.

Then they lose the centre too.

Deus est circulus cuius centrum est ubique circumferentia vera nusquam!

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 470-471.

Deus est circulus cuius centrum est ubique circumferentia vera nusquam! = The true God is a circle whose center is everywhere, the circumference nowhere!