[Carl Jung and We are now nearing that great change which may be expected when the spring-point enters Aquarius.]
In 1958 Jung explained further:
“I am fully aware of the risk I am taking in proposing to communicate my views concerning certain contemporary events, which seem to me important, to those patient enough to hear me. . . . It is not presumption that drives me, but my conscience as a psychiatrist that bids me fulfill my duty and prepare those few who will hear me for coming events which are in accord with the end of an era.
As we know from ancient Egyptian history, there are symptoms of psychic changes that always appear at the end of one Platonic month and at the beginning of another.
They are, it seems, changes in the constellation of the psychic dominants, of the archetypes or “Gods” as they used to be called, which bring about, or accompany, long-lasting transformations of the collective psyche.
This transformation started within the historical tradition and left traces behind within it, first in the transition of the Age of Taurus to that of Aries, and then from Aries to Pisces, whose beginning coincides with the rise of Christianity.
We are now nearing that great change which may be expected when the spring-point enters Aquarius. . . . I am, to be quite frank, concerned for all those that are unprepared by the events in question and disconcerted by their incomprehensible nature. . . . I undertake this thankless task in the expectation that my chisel will make no impression on the hard stone it meets.” Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies, CW 10, 311-2.
[The quotation above appears as Footnote 33 in “Jung and Aion: Time, Vision, and a Wayfaring Man” by Lance Owens which includes the following citation: 33. Margaret Ostrowski-Sachs, From Conversations with C. G. Jung (Zurich: Juris Druck & Verlag, 1971), 68, quoted in Edward Edinger, The Aion Lectures (Toronto: Inner City Books, 1996), 13.]