To Countess Elisabeth Klinckowstroem
Dear Countess, 2 September 1953
I was very glad to hear from you again after all these many years. I am delighted, also, that my books have given you pleasure.
The loss of Fraulein Wolff has hit me very hard indeed. She has left behind in our circle a gap that can never be filled.
My health rests on a shaky foundation.
But when one is in one’s 79th year, one need no longer be surprised at anything.
Eastern philosophy fills a psychic lacuna in us but without answering the problem posed by Christianity.
Since I am neither an Indian nor a Chinese, I shall probably have to rest content with my European presuppositions, otherwise I would be in danger of losing my roots for a second time.
This is something I would rather not risk, for I know the price one has to pay to restore a continuity that has got lost.
But all culture is continuity.
I am glad you have met Jacobsohn .Do you know his excellent essay on “The Dialogue of a ‘World-Weary Man with His Ba”?
My wife sends you her k:ndest regards.
C. G. Jung ~Carl Jung Letters Vol. II, Page 121-122