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Personal growth: C. G. Jung at his rustic retreat January 9, 2018

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Leaders in Personal Development.
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At Bollingen did Doktor Jung
A cozy lakeside home foresee
Where  voices came in ancient tongue
And chiseled myths from rocks were sprung
Carl feeling young and free…

Carl Gustav Jung said he felt “most himself” at his self-constructed Bollingen stone cottage. Cherishing the life at Bollingen on Lake Zurich, Jung would chop wood for the fire, read by oil lamps, and cook simple food on an open stone stove/fireplace.

It was a place where he felt he could nurture his spirit.

Although he occasionally described himself as a pagan, Jung stressed humanity’s need for some form of spiritual life; above the doorway to his home in Kusnacht, for example, Jung had these words inscribed:

Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit

Summoned or not summoned, God is present

— Dennis Mellersh