JOURNEY — Finding our way
"I worked on this book [TRB] for 16 years. My acquaintance with alchemy in 1930 took me away from it. The beginning of the end came in 1928, when Wilhelm sent me the text of the 'Golden Flower',' an alchemical treatise. There the contents of this book found their way into actuality and I could no longer continue working on it. To the superficial observer, it will appear like madness. It would also have developed into one, had I not been able to absorb the overpowering force of the original experiences. With the help of alchemy, I could finally arrange them into a whole.
I always knew that these experiences contained something precious, and therfore I knew of nothing better than to write them down in a 'precious,' that is to say costly, book and to paint the images that emerged through reliving it all--as well as I could. I knew how frightfully inadequate this undertaking was, but despite much work and many distractions I remained true to it, even if another/possibility never..." C. G. Jung
"Only by discovering alchemy have I clearly understood that the Unconscious is a process and that ego's rapports with the unconscious and its contents initiate an evolution, more precisely a real metamorphoses of the psyche."
C. G. Jung
“The search for physical immorality proceeds from a misunderstanding of the traditional teaching. On the contrary, the basic problem is: to enlarge the pupil of the eye, so that the body with its attendant personality will no longer obstruct the view. Immortality is then experienced as a present fact." C. G. Jung