To Dr. S.
Dear Colleague, 27 March 1937
As I was reading your dream the thought suddenly struck me that it had almost a literary ring.
Have you never thought of using this material for a two-tiered novel, one tier being played out in three dimensions, the other in four?
Your dream is really the stuff artists work with.
In this respect the dream is so excellent that I would conjecture that your descriptive powers are equal to the task in the world of consciousness as well.
Action as we know can take place only in the third dimension, and the fourth dimension is that which actually wants to grow into our conscious three-dimensional world.
This realization is man’s task par excellence.
All culture is an extension of consciousness, and just as modern physics can no longer do without four-dimensional thinking, so our psychological view of the world will have to concern itself with these problems.
With best regards,
C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Page 232
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