“But the right way to wholeness is made up, unfortunately, of fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is a “longissima via”, not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites in the manner of the guiding caduceus, a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors…
…It is on this “longissima via” that we meet with those experiences which are said to be “inaccessible”. Their inaccessibility really consists in the fact that they cost us an enormous amount of of effort: they demand the very thing we most fear, namely the “wholeness” which we talk about so glibly and which lends itself to endless theorizing, though in actual life we give it the widest possible birth.”
From…C.G. Jung. Psychology and Alchemy. Part I: Introduction to the Religious and Psychological Problems of Alchemy. Page 6, Paragraph 6.
Thanks for the reminder about this quote to Bonnie.