Then a most disagreeable thing happened. Salome became very interested in me, and she assumed that I could cure her blindness.
She began to worship me.
I said, “Why do you worship me?”
She replied, “You are Christ.” In spite of my objections she maintained this.
I said, “This is madness,” and became filled with skeptical resistance.
Then I saw the snake approach me.
She came close and began to encircle me and press me in her coils.
The coils reached up to my heart.
I realized as I struggled, that I had assumed the attitude of the Crucifixion.
In the agony and the struggle, I sweated so profusely that the water flowed down on all sides of me.
Then Salome rose, and she could see. While the snake was pressing me, I felt that my face had taken on the face of an animal of prey, a lion
or a tiger. [Footnote 10] ~Carl Jung, 1925 Seminar, Pages 104-105.
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