To Rudolf Bernoulli
Dear Colleague, 5 October 1944
Your very friendly letter gave me great pleasure.
I am indeed slowly getting better, but it is real slow! Fortunately I can go on with my scientific work and am at present engrossed in the secret of the Chymical Wedding.
Nowadays, certainly, the number of hermeticsm has grown increasingly small.
But it was never particularly large, because the aurea catena3 they write about does not run through schools and conscious tradition but through the unconscious.
Hermeticism is not something you choose, it is a destiny, just as the ecclesia spiritualis is not an organization but an electio.
I hope that your health, too, which had been shaky for so long, has now righted itself again.
With best regards,
Ever sincerely yours,
C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 351.