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Letters of C. G. Jung: Volume I, 1906-1950 (Vol 1)

[Excerpt from Letter Carl Jung to Walter Robert Corti.]

That you ”live for God” is perhaps the healthiest thing about you—“He that is near me is near the fire,” so runs a Gnostic saying of the Lord.

But where God is nearest the danger is greatest.

God to be born in the flame of man’s consciousness, leaping ever higher.

And what if this has no roots in the earth?

lf it is not a house of stone where the fire of God can dwell, but a wretched straw hut that flares up and vanishes?

Could God then be born?

One must to suffer God.

That is the supreme task for the carrier of He must be the advocate of the earth.

God will take care of himself.

My inner principle is: Deus et homo.

God needs man in to become conscious, just as he needs limitation in time and space.

Let us therefore be for him limitation in time and space an earthly tabernacle.

Jesus-Mani-Buddha-Lao-tse are for me the four pillars of the temple of the spirit.

I could give none preference over the other.

Sometime I will show you some Manichean Turfan frescoes.

Next Saturday, l shall be at my country seat, a tower by the Upper Lake, halfway between Bollingen and Schmerikon.

You can come to see me there.

With best regards,

Dr. C.G. Jung.

[Carl Jung; Excerpt Letter to Walter Robert Corti, Volume 1, Page 65.]