Letters of C. G. Jung: Volume 2, 1951-1961

Dear Miss Oakes,                                                       January 31, 1956

As you can imagine, I am quite astonished to hear about your project although I am fully aware of the fact that an imaginative person could easily write not one but several volumes about my stone.

All the volumes I had written are “in nuce” contained in it.

The mandala itself is just a sort of hieroglyph, hinting at and trying to express a vast background in a most abbreviated form.

Your method to realize its contents through your subjective experience is unexceptionable, as a matter of fact the only correct way of reading its message.

That is just the virtue of symbolic expression that it can be read in many different ways by many different individuals.

And if they are honest, the reading will be correct.

Thus, as you see, I am prepared for the shock to get the MS about a thing most emphatically belonging to my innermost self.

I only ask you to be patient with the slow ways of old age-Deo concedente you will get an answer.-Inshallah! [If God Wills It.] ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 17-18