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

We have become participants of the divine life and we have to assume a new responsibility. . . .

Man’s relationship to God probably has to undergo a certain important change:

Instead of the propitiating praise to an unpredictable king or the child’s prayer to a loving father, the responsible living and fulfilling of the divine love in us will be our form of worship of, and commerce with, God.

His goodness means grace and light and his dark side the terrible temptation of power.

Man has already received so much knowledge that he can destroy his own planet.

Let us hope that God’s good spirit will guide him in his decisions, because it will depend on man’s decision whether God’s creation will continue.

Nothing shows more drastically than this possibility how much of divine power has come within reach of man. Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 316.

Image: Vision of 1914 Painting by C. G. lung, 1920.

Jung, who had visions of destruction before World War I and II, spoke repeatedly of man’s power to “destroy his own planet.