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Jung: A Biography

In any case Alfons Rosenberg, who was closely acquainted with the lady, reported a serious clash between Mrs. Frobe and C.G. Jung.

The latter had unmistakably voiced his displeasure with the large-sized paintings on display in the lecture hall, “roughly geometric shapes, without exception blue, black, and gold in color.

These stiff pictures had a stark, mysterious, and solemn effect, but they radiated an atmosphere of dismaying coldness-they had been painted with the intellect and not with the heart; effective, but unsympathetic.

Jung criticized them harshly and ruthlessly-one in particular, which Olga Frobe had covered with a black latticework formed from the Om, the hallowed word and sign of lndia.

The Golden Temple rose in the background, but it was separated from the observer by this black, Om-shaped grille.

Jung had the hardest words for this composition, saying that its creator had put the devil between herself and the shrine, the symbol of godliness-that she had an affair with the devil.

So shaken by this analysis was Olga Frobe that she not only was able to escape the influence of the theosophical but actually changed its direction ….  ~Gerhard Wehr, “Jung” by Gerhard Wehr, Page 265.