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

To Count Hermann Keyserling

Dear Count, 21 May 1927

I am sorry I am behindhand in answering your letter.

As regards X. I have simply noticed that he has a predominantly intellectual attitude like Scheler and is therefore taken in by intellectual conjuring tricks.

But that has nothing to do with his beautiful dreams.

Dreams like that can occur no matter what the conscious attitude may be.

Dreams are always beautiful when the development of the personality has to proceed via the unconscious.

“Beauty” is synonymous with “being allured or attracted.”

Your case seems to be different.

Your own execution accompanied by feelings of pleasure means that you should execute yourself consciously, i.e., choose another attitude and want it.

Your development is evidently proceeding at present via the conscious will and not via the unconscious.

In other words, the scope of your experience of external life and the world is not yet exhausted for you.

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 46-47