To John Symonds
Dear Sir, 13 October 1953
The quotation you have kindly sent me is indeed very interesting.
Thank you very much for it.
I know a case in my own experience where children who have been brought up in a too rationalistic way, that is have been deprived of a proper knowledge of the fairy world, have invented fairy tales all by themselves, obviously to fill the gap left by the stupid prejudices of the adults.
I know the book about The Great Beast.
It is indeed beastly beyond words, and very good reading for people who have too optimistic
a view of man.
C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 131.