C.G. Jung Letters, Vol. 1: 1906-1950

To Father Victor White

Dear Father White, 6 November 1946

Your dream is very much to the point!

I had all sorts of feelings or “hunches” about you and about the risks you are running.

We are indeed on an adventurous and dangerous journey!

But the guiding principle is the “wind”.

Norway is the northern country, i.e., the intuitive sector of the mandala.

If you could get me just one or two specimens of the ordinations against alchemy, I should be most obliged.

I am most interested in what you are going to write and I shall certainly write a preface if you wish me to do so.

After the congresses I had to spend about 5 days participating in the reception of Mr. Churchill in Bern as well as in Zurich.

At the last dinner I even had the seat beside him.

He was very tired, more than I was.

Afterwards I had to settle down to a careful overhauling of my Eranos lectures.

I have just given them the last touch.

They have grown in size, as I have inserted some rather extensive material illustrating the multiple “luminosities” of the unconscious, representing the “conscious-like” nuclei of volitional acts (presumably identical with archetypes).

I hope this is not too Chinese.

I have included St. Ignatius of Loyola ‘s vision of the serpent with the many eyes as a most unorthodox piece of evidence.

Thank you for the photos!

They are good and a pleasant souvenir of your visit to Switzerland.

I hope your next one will not be postponed too far!

I wish I could travel more easily.

But I am kept down through too many things.

Presently I must make up my mind to tackle my dangerous paper about the psychology of the H. Trinity.

The Latin text of Aurora Consurgens is in the British Museum.

A rare print of 1625. The title of the volume is: Harmoniae Inperscrutabilis, 9 etc.

Hoping you are always in good health and in good spirits,


C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 448-449.

Note: In his first letter after visiting Jung in August W. mentioned a dream in which he was sailing, with Jung at the helm, from Norway to England. They were passing through perilous rocks at great speed, but there was no feeling of fear “because the wind was taking care of us.”

Image: Saint Ignatius Loyola’s Vision of the Snake with many eyes.