Pauli, Wolfgang - Letter [Zollikon-Zurich] 25th October 1946 [Handwritten]
Type of Spiritual Experience
Cosmic rays = spirit input
House = castle symbolically
A description of the experience
Letter [Zollikon-Zurich] 25th October 1946 [Handwritten]
Through the post I receive a casket. Inside it is apparatus for the experimental investigation of cosmic rays. Next to it is a tall, blond man. He seems to be somewhat younger than me (maybe between 30 and 40). He says: "You must force the water up higher than the houses in the city so that the city dwellers will believe you."
Then behind the apparatus in the little box I notice a bunch of keys, 8 in all, arranged in a circle with the key-bits hanging down.
Comment: The water and the city are allusions to earlier dreams. In these dreams there was a dark, male figure playing a role who appeared as a "Persian" who had not been accepted as a student at the Institute of Technology (contrast to the prevailing scientific collective opinion). "The Blond" and "The Persian" may be dual aspects of one and the same figure (they never appear together). The figure has an extremely "psychopompos" character and has a similar function to Mercury with the alchemists. He is not the same as the "wise old man" (also familiar from dreams), although the main difference is that of age.
It was only in June of the following year that I dreamed that the water had drained off.
The source of the experiencePauli, Wolfgang
Concepts, symbols and science items
SymbolsBlack and White
Box, casket, coffers, bags, rucksacks
Wheel with eight spokes
Wheel with eight spokes based on the Zodiac