Jung at Bollingen. Of lighting lanterns, water-pumping, wood-cutting, fire making, and cooking, Jung said, “These simple acts make man simple.” ~Wounded Healer of the Soul, Page 72.
The feeling of repose and renewal that I had in this tower was intense from the start.
It represented for me the maternal hearth. . . in which I could become what I was, what I am and will be. . . .
At Bollingen I am in the midst of my true life, I am most deeply myself.
Here I am, as it were, the “age-old son of the mother”. . . personality No.2, who . . . exists outside time. . . .
I have done without electricity, and tend the fireplace and stove myself.
Evenings, I light the old lamps.
There is no running water, and I pump the water from the well.
I chop the wood and cook the food.
These simple acts make man simple; and how difficult it is to be simple!
In Bollingen, silence surrounds me almost audibly, and I live “in modest harmony with nature.”
Thoughts rise to the surface which reach back into the centuries, and accordingly anticipate a remote future. . . .
There I . . . see life in the round, as something forever coming into being and passing on. ~Carl Jung, Memories Dreams and Reflections, Pages 255-256.