C.G. Jung Letters, Vol. 1: 1906-1950

To Henry A. Murray

My dear Murray, 2 May 1925

Thank you for your nice letter!

Don’t say too many good things, as I have to be careful not to be swayed away by megalomania.

It is so important to keep close to the earth, as the spirit is always soaring up to heaven like a flame as much destructive as enlightening.

I appreciate your genuine reactions and I sympathize with your enthusiasm, because I am deeply convinced that those ideas that came to me are really quite wonderful things.

I can easily say that (without blushing) because I know how resistant and how foolishly obstinate I was when they first visited me, and what a trouble it was until I could read this symbolic language, so much superior to my dull conscious mind.

Your visit has been a joy and a refreshment to me as there are so few people capable of understanding the clarity of the profunda coeli.

I just spent about 3 weeks in the tower where I finished the 3rd edition of a little book of mine [CW 7], much inspired by the peculiar atmosphere of the place . . .

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 42.