“A point of support” Carl Jung’s letter to Freud decribing Tone Wolff, a former patient, lyric poet and later analyst: “A new discovery…a remarkable intellect with an excellent feeling for philosophy and religion.” ~Freud/Jung Letters p. 4 40
“I shall always be grateful to Toni for doing for my husband what I or anyone else could not have done at a most critical time.” Laurens Van Der Post Jung: The Story of our Time; Page 177.]
“You see, he never took anything from me to give to Toni, but the more he gave her the more he seemed able to give me. ~Emma Jung [Jung: His Life and Work by Barbara Hannah, Page 119.]
“Either she did ot love me and was indifferent cocerning my fate, or she loved me – as she certainly did – and then it was nothing short of heroism. Such things stand forever, and I shall be grateful to her for all eternity. ~Carl Jung speaking of Toni Wolff [Jung: His Life and Work by Barbara Hannah; Page 120.]
In Black Book 2, Jung noted that it was this dream that made him decide to embark on a relationship with a woman he had met three years earlier (Toni Wolff). In 1925, he remarked that this dream “was the beginning of a conviction that the unconscious did not consist of inert material only, but that there was something living down there.” [Red Book; Liber Novus; Page 198; Footnote 37;The Black Book; Pages 17 – 19]
During his self-explorations, he experienced states of turmoil. He recalled that he experienced great fear, and sometimes had to hold the table to keep himself together, and “I was frequently so wrought up that I had to eliminate the emotions through yoga practices. But since it was my purpose to learn what was going on within mysel£ I would do them only until I had calmed myself and could take up again the work with the unconscious.”[Red Book; Page 204; Footnote 117; Memories; Page 201]
He recalled that Toni Wolffhad become drawn into the process in which he was involved, and was experiencing a similar stream of images. Jung found that he could discuss his experiences with her, but she was disorientated and in the same mess. 118 Likewise, hiswife was unable to help him in this regard. Consequently; he noted,“that I was able to endure at all was a case of brute force.”I19 [Red Book; Page 204; Footnote 118; MP; Page 174 and Footnote 119; Memories; Page 201]
Nature is playful and terrible. Some see the playful side and dally with itand let it sparkle. Others see the horror and cover their heads and are more dead than alive. The way does not lead between both, but embraces both. It is both cheeiful play and cold horror.139[Image71].Red Book; Page 278; Footnote 141.
[Image 71; Footnote141] This might be the image Tina Keller is referring to in the following statement in an interview, where she recalled Jung’s discussion of his relations with Emma Jung and Toni Wolff: “Jung once showed me a picture in the book he was painting, and he said, ‘See these three snakes that are intertwined. This is how we three struggle with this problem.’ I can only say that it seemed to me very important that, even as a passing phenomenon, here three people were accepting a destiny which was not gone into just for their personal satisfaction” (interview with Gene Nameche, 1969, R. D. Laing papers, University of Glasgow, p. 27).
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