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On August 22, 1922, Jaime de Angulo wrote to Chauncey Goodrich issuing

“a challenge to all brother-neurotics- go, my brethren, go to the Mecca, I mean to Zurich, and drink from the fountain of life, all ye who are dead in your souls, go and seek new life.” ~The Black Books, Vol. I, Page 81

Three days later, his soul informed him that the new religion expresses itself visibly only in the transformation of human relations.

Relations do not let themselves be replaced even by the deepest knowledge.

Moreover, a religion doesn’t consist only in knowledge, but at its visible level in a new ordering of human affairs.

Therefore expect no further knowledge from me.

You know everything that is to be known from the revelation offered to you, but you are not yet living out everything that is to be lived at this time. ~The Black Books, Vol. I, Page 81

As his soul had explained to him the previous year, this new religion would manifest itself through transformed human relations.

Evidently Jung’s relations with his wife and Toni Wolff, the “experimentum crucis,” was related to this.

Decades later, he would write,

“The unrelated human being lacks wholeness, for he can achieve wholeness only through the soul, and the soul cannot exist without its other side, which is always found in a ‘You.’ ~The Black Books, Vol. I, Page 83-84