To think that the beauty of all the life, the billions and billions and billions of years of evolution to build up the plants and the animals and the whole beauty of nature, and that man would go out of sheer shadow foolishness and destroy it all… I mean, that all life might go from the planet. And we don’t know, on Mars and Venus there is no life. We don’t know if there’s any life experiment elsewhere in the galaxies. And we go and destroy this? I think it’s so abominable… I try to pray that it may not happen, that a miracle happens.
I think all of this is partly in the consciousness and partly in the unconscious of young people today, and in a very dangerous way. Namely, in the way of giving up and running away into a fantasy world. You know, when you study science fiction you see there’s always the fantasy of escaping to some other planet and ‘begin anew again.’ Which means, give up the battle on this Earth. Consider it hopeless, and give up. I think one shouldn’t give up. If man would wrestle with himself, if man would tell himself not to do it! If we would reflect more…
Jung never thought that we might do better than just possibly sneak ‘round the corner, with not too big of a catastrophe. When I saw him last, he had also a vision while I was there with him. He said, ‘I see enormous stretches devastated, enormous stretches of the Earth. But thank God it’s not the whole planet.’
I think that if not more people try to reflect and take back their projections and take the opposites within themselves, there will be a total destruction.