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

[Carl Jung dines with Winston Churchill.]

To Ernst Anderes

Vir Magnifice! 22 September 1946

Permit me to thank you and the University once again for the invitation to Winston Churchill’s reception and quite particularly for the honour of seating me next to the illustrious guest.

Conversation with him, however, made no small demands on one’s tact and ingenuity, as I was constantly in doubt as to how much question and answer I might expect from that very tired man.

Nevertheless I thank you for one of the most interesting experiences of my life.

With collegial regards,

Yours very sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 442.

Note: 1 2 3 Aug.- 16 Sept., Churchill spent a holiday in Switzerland, and afterwards visited Bern and Zurich.

In Bern the Swiss Government arranged a reception, and in Zurich the University-where Churchill gave a famous address-arranged a dinner.

On both occasions Jung was present, and in Zurich was seated next to Churchill, apparently at the behest of Churchill whose daughter Mary was interested in Jung’s work.

Image: Winston Churchill’s daughter, Mary, with Carl Jung.