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During this period, Jung’s soul sought to instruct him with regard to his relations with women.

Between 1916 and 1918, reference is made to the “white one” and the “black one,” respectively.

The contexts seem to suggest that these refer to Maria Moltzer and Toni Wolff, respectively. [fn 179 They had fair and dark hair, respectively.]  In an entry in his dream book of July 2, 1917,

Jung referred to his “impersonal love” of both women and noted that with them his soul was “complete, fulfilled.”

On September 27, 1916, his soul advised as follows: “let the black one go. No excessively deep relation.

She is also empty and lives through you. She can’t give to you what you need.”

The following day, his soul added, apropos the black one [Toni]: ~Sonu Shamdasani, The Black Books, Vol. I, Page 60

In contrast to a marriage, Toni Wolff saw her relationship with Jung as an “individual relation.”

On December 20, 1924, she noted: “Marriage is socially, legally, psychologically accepted. Nothing new can come from there; it can only be transformed, also individually, through individual relationships. That is why the individual relationship is a symbol of the soul.”

On September 13, 1925, she noted that their relationship stood under the “sign of Philemon.” In retrospect, she reflected on the role she played for him: ~Sonu Shamdasani, The Black Books, Vol. I, Page 96

From June II to October 2, Jung was on military service in Chateau d’Oex.

In an association to a dream on the night of July I, he [Jung] noted apropos Toni Wolff and Maria Moltzer:

“Pairs of opposites. Defended against the bad as against the good. T. W. appears to be a limit, since with M. and T. my soul is complete, fulfilled.

T. is the second part of my soul-ugly beauty and beautiful ugliness.

It must be concluded on the outside, because everything is fulfilled .” He also referred to his “impersonal love” of both of them (“Dreams,” p. 17).

For Bowditch Katz’s account of her meeting with Moltzer on July 30, see introduction, pp. 63ff. ~The Black Books, Vol. VII, Page 148, fn 3

Beginning on August 20 [1917], he [Jung] drew a mandala on most days. This gave him the feeling that he had taken a photograph of each day, and he observed how these figures changed. He recalled that he received a letter from “this Dutch woman”-Moltzer- “that got on my nerves terribly.” ~The Black Books, Vol. I, Page 61

On April 14, 1918, Jung wrote to Josef Lang regarding a letter he had received from Moltzer in which she had accused him of trying to destroy her relationship with Lang in a “thirst for revenge.” ~The Black Books, Vol. I, Page 64

That autumn, he [Jung] took her [Toni], with Moltzer and his wife, to the International Psychoanalytic Conference in Weimar. A diary entry from January 18, 1912, indicates that she attended a discussion session at Jung’s house in Kusnacht. ~The Black Books, Vol. VII, Page 28

Maria Moltzer, in all likelihood. Years later, Toni Wolff, referring to a dream in which Moltzer appeared, noted, “Am I like M. M.—or is she C.’s anima—inhuman?” (August 20, 1950, Diary O, p. 78). ~The Black Books, Vol. VI, Page 277, Fn 264