Bollingen Turm in Late Afternoon Sun

Bollingen Turm in Late Afternoon Sun

It is difficult to get a full view of all the parts of the building except from a boat out on the lake. It is perhaps telling that this private castle is more visible from the water than the modern highway. Jost said that his mother preferred one of the intermediate building phases, when the courtyard was open to the lake, but later in life Jung wanted a deeper sense of privacy. Even the windows are set in the walls so that you cannot see (or be seen) unless standing up. The result is one of deep privacy toward the world, with secret gardens leading to the lake. Late afternoon sun began to pour in through the trees and doorways and around the tower as we were getting ready to depart, giving the buildings a truly mystical feeling – not of dark mysteries but of divine light.


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Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion, Union Theological Seminary, New York NY
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