Letters of C. G. Jung: Volume 2, 1951-1961


Dear Dr. N., 26 June 1956

It is only now that I can thank you for your letters and also for the book Panim Vaccares which I am saving for my holiday.

At the moment my work allows me no such relaxation.

I was particularly interested in the dream which, in mid-August 1955, anticipated the death of my wife.

It probably expresses the idea of life’s perfection: the epitome of all fruits, rounded into a bullet, struck her like karma.

The bullet represents death in perfect form; it is at the same time a symbol of the self.

Death brought and probably always brings-a confrontation with wholeness.

But perhaps not always in such perfection.

These are the thoughts I associated with your dream.

Yours very sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 310.