Category Archives: Carl Jung

Bollingen: Completion

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After my wife’s death in 1955, I felt an inner obligation to become what I myself am.

To put it in the language of the Bollingen house, I suddenly realized that the small central section which crouched so low, so hidden, was myself! I could no longer hide myself behind the “maternal” and the “spiritual” towers.

So, in that same year, I added an upper story which represents myself or my ego-personality…

I had started the first tower in 1923, two months after the death of my mother.

These two dates are meaningful because the Tower, as we shall see, is connected with the dead.”

Carl Jung

Memories, Dreams, Reflections

The Stages of Bollingen: 1935

1935 “I added a courtyard and a loggia by the lake, which formed a fourth element that was separated from the unitary threeness of the house. This fourth element opens the self up to nature and the sky, to the divine and the cosmos. The courtyard is a part of the house but it is…Continue Reading

The Stages of Bollingen: 1935

1935 “I added a courtyard and a loggia by the lake, which formed a fourth element that was separated from the unitary threeness of the house. This fourth element opens the self up to nature and the sky, to the divine and the cosmos. The courtyard is a part of the house but it is…Continue Reading