Sunday, April 11, 2021

Comments by Lewis Lafontaine

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  • 1. The author writes: “We must remember that Jung’s dream wasn’t known to his followers until the early 1960’s. It was a secret not revealed until the release of his posthumous autobiography.”

    A. Dr. Jung’s dream discussed his dream with others prior to the 1960’s. One instance of this may be found in Dr. Jung’s discussions with E.A. Bennet.

    “He associated his mother’s words in the dream of the cave – ‘That is the maneater’ – with the priest, and it was absolutely terrifying. Then, much later, in the dream in Basel he saw that he must accept the strange idea of God treating the Church with disrespect. ~E.A. Bennet, Conversations with Jung 1946-1961, Page 378.

    B. Dr. Jung never wrote an “Autobiography” which he made quite clear in a number of his letters:

    I want to thank you for your efforts on behalf of my so-called “Autobiography” and to reaffirm that I do not regard this book as my undertaking but expressly as a book which Frau A. Jaffe has written. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 550.

    The book [Memories Dreams and Reflections] should appear under her [Jaffe’s] name and not under mine, since it does not represent an autobiography that I myself have composed. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 550.