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Carl Jung was born in 1875, The Year of the Pig.


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

To Heinrich Zimmer

Dear Professor Zimmer, 12 December 1938

Your little book Weisheit I ndiens1 arrived safely and I also found in it your gladdening dedication which, however, keeps it a secret that everything I know comes from my mastery of not-knowing.

This is attested by the fact that I was born in 1875, the year of the pig.

I shall especially enjoy the “Sinnbilder” and will read “Die Geschichte vom Konig mit dem Leichnam”4 devoutly for the third time.

With cordial thanks and many good wishes for the coming festivities,

Yours ever,

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

Note: Two of the chapters in Zimmer’s book. The second one is republished in The King and the. Corpse ( 1948}, pp. 202ff.