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In 1923, Jung gave a talk on “Psychological types” at the International Congress for Pedagogy in Montreux (CW 6).

Sometime in 1923, Jung made a painting that featured Philemon and other figures (The Art of C.G. Jung, cat. 66, p. 145), with the following inscription on the verso:

“We fear and we hope: will you sacrifice the laurel of eternity to the bridal expectant earth?

our feet stand in the void and are granted no beauty and fulfillment. will the promise be broken?

will the eternal marry the temporal?” (ibid., p. 147).

Jung gave the painting to Toni Wolff. ~The Black Books, Vol. VII, Page 223, fn 227