Modern Psychology: C. G. Jung’s Lectures at the ETH Zürich, 1933-1941

Chart IV (p. 64) Rockefeller.

Here we have a very much simplified curve, consciousness is extremely narrow.

Rockefeller was really just a mountain of gold, and it had been dearly bought.

I stayed with him once in America and was able to study his psychology at close range, which was an interesting experience.

He was almost exclusively preoccupied with his bodily health, thinking of different medicines, new diets and possible new doctors!

He suffered from an extremely bad conscience, so he was conscious of Left I, where the shadow lurks, giving rise to self-criticism.

His secretary had to keep him provided with coins which he distributed among the children he met on his daily walks; he did this to get their thanks, for he was
appallingly lonely, and needed such devices in order to reach some kind of human contact.

Rockefeller’s outlook ends in the subjective sphere, his consciousness reaches no further than I and II on either side.

The following conversation will serve to illustrate his subjective thinking; I was an attentive listener in spite of his slow speech and long artistic pauses.

R – So you are a European, – I like Europeans, but there are some bad people among them.

Dr. J – Yes, people are much the same as elsewhere, good and bad.

R – The Austrians are very bad people.

Dr. J – No, really, I never knew that.

R – You don’t know everything, doctor, but I expect you realise that I am an idealist.

For many years I have been striving to do something for humanity, to establish a standard price for petrol throughout the world.

Every country agreed except Austria, whose government had just signed a separate agreement with Rumania – the Austrians must be very bad
people. ~ Carl Jung, Modern Psychology, Vol. 1, Pages 66-67.