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 with him.”
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