Typed letter signed

Carl JUNG   |   James OPPENHEIM

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"THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM PHANTASIES AND DON'T WANT TO BE CURED": INTERESTING TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY CARL JUNG

JUNG, Carl. Typed letter signed. Zurich: May 11, 1955. One half sheet of ivory wove typing paper, measuring 8-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches, text and signature on recto only.

Intriguing typed letter signed by Jung to an American correspondent answering a request to sign books, and also discussing Napoleon, theosophists, and the "many people suffering from phantasies" who "don't want to be cured."

The text of the letter, written on Prof. Dr. C.G. Jung's letterhead with the address of Küsnacht-Zürich Seestrasse 228 and dated May 11, 1955, reads in full: "Dear Sir, No objection against signing your books! It is quite indifferent to old Napoleon whether anybody calls him a genius. Thus it is immaterial what I call him; when I talk of him, I talk of Napoleon I, and according to the prevailing mood, I may call him a great nuisance or a scoundrel or a hell of a fellow. The theosophists claim many things beside rebirth. Nobody can hinder them. There are many people suffering from phantasies and don't want to be cured. Sincerely yours, [signed] C.G. Jung." At the time he wrote this letter, the world-renowned psychologist was nearly 85 years old, continuing to write and publish articles and books.

Single fold line. Fine condition.

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