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Bollingen: The Beginning of the Tower, 1923

 

“Words and paper did not seem real enough to me.

To put my fantasies on solid footing, something more was needed.

I had to achieve a kind of representation in stone of my innermost thoughts and of the knowledge I had acquired.

Put another way, I had to make a confession of faith in stone.

That was the beginning of the tower, the house I built for myself at Bollingen.”

Carl Jung
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Page 142

Faith and Stone

The urge to work with stone comes from a deeply irrational place; it has a been a bit of a puzzle to me why I have been so consistently drawn to working on the Stone Sanctuary for the last three years. In the next chapters, I hope to explore the symbolism of stones and the…Continue Reading

Jung at Bollingen: The Tower, 1923

I had to make a confession of faith in stone…   “Words and paper did not seem real enough to me. To put my fantasies on solid footing, something more was needed. I had to achieve a kind of representation in stone of my innermost thoughts and of the knowledge I had acquired. Put another…Continue Reading