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Carl Jung’s Gravesite

Image 1: – the resting place of the ashes, in the family grave, the headstone of which includes the arms of the Jung family; included are the ashes of father, mother, sister Gertrud, and Emma Jung-Rauschenbach; decorated with flowers on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jung’s passing, 2011.

Images 2 + 3: ‘Vocatus atque non vocatus dues aderit’ (Called or not, the god will be present) was inscribed on the tomb, linking his house, library and grave. This Delphic oracle is included in Erasmus. Jung had acquired a copy of the 1563 edition of Erasmus’s Collectaneas adagiorum, a compilation of analects from classical authors, when he was 19 years old.

Image 4: back view: where the lightning struck a poplar tree on the night of Jung’s death.

Compiled, and photos by Maxwell Ketels: Secretary / Librarian C G Jung Society of Melbourne; June 2013

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