Jung was frequently asked about a Latin inscription carved in stone over the doorway of his home. It translates as, “Invoked or not invoked the god will be present” (1977, p. 453). He explained when asked about it that he “wanted to express the fact I always feel unsafe, as if I am in the presence of superior possibilities” (p. 258). He said that it was a statement of the truth that he had experienced in his lifetime. “Religious phenomena are to be met everywhere,” he said, “whether they are intentional or not” (p. 453). In a letter written in 1945, Jung states:
The main interest of my work is not concerned with the treatment of neurosis but rather with the approach to the numinous. But the fact is that the approach to the numinous is the real therapy and inasmuch as you attain the numinous experiences you are released from the curse of pathology.