chapter  14
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A question of balance

On 18 December 1913, Jung, already embarked on his ‘experiment with the unconscious’ after his break with Freud, awoke from the following dream:

I was with an unknown, brown-skinned man, a savage, in a lonely, rocky mountain landscape. It was before dawn; the eastern sky was already bright, and the stars fading. Then I heard Siegfried’s horn sounding over the mountains and I knew that we had to kill him. We were armed with rifles and lay in wait for him on a narrow path over the rocks.