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

To P. Bachler
Dear Herr Bachler, 8 March 1948

Please forgive me for the delay in thanking you for your letter and for kindly sending me the little book about the apparition at Fatima.

I had already read the book with the greatest interest and am now very happy to possess it.

When you say that modern psychology is doing preparatory work for the Church nolens volens, you are deceiving yourself a little.

There is very much conscious purpose in what I say, for I am persuaded that the Christian Church is one of the most powerful instruments for keeping the great masses more or less right in the head.

The book has faced me with problems which I cannot brush under the table, but unfortunately I cannot give you more information without involving you in the thought processes of a scientific person
which would probably appear very strange.

At all events I cannot omit to thank you cordially for your thoughtful gift.

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Page 493-494.