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Cf. Holderlin’s “Patmos”:

“Near is / And difficult to grasp, the God. / But where danger threatens /

That which saves from it also grows. / In gloomy places dwell / The eagles, and fearless over /

The chasm walk the sons of the Alps / On bridges lightly built. /

Therefore, since round about / Are heaped the summits of Time / And the most loved live near, growing faint /

On mountains most separate, / Give us innocent water, / 0 pinions give us, with minds most faithful /

To cross over and to return”

(Friedrich Holder/in: Poems and Fragments, trans. Michael Hamburger [London: Anvil Press Poetry, 2004], 567).

In 1912, Jung commented on this in Transformations and Symbols of the Libido, CW B, §§ 669ff. See also my C. G. Jung: A Biography in Books, pp. 12ff.  ~The Black Books, Vol. VI, Page 255, fn 258