1: 4/4/44

On September 8, 2008, I woke up very early with a recollection of a novel I read 25 years ago, The world is made of glass by Morris West, in which Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) is the main character. In the French translation (I'm French), he was given a wrong birthday, actually same as mine, July 6.
I'll come back to this book in post 3, where I'll study too the novels I was reading the previous days. Jung was too a character in one of them, and something reminded me of the very schematic date 4/4/44 Jung mentioned in his kind of autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections (MDR).
It was still dark on this Sep 8. My mind wandered about the mistake in West's novel, wondering how it could reappear after so many years, while it would have been useful for me to remember it in previous occasions. I tried to go back to sleep, but a strange idea invaded my mind, until it kept me wide awake: the date 4/4/44 should be at four fifths of Jung's life, exactly at the 4/5ths, drawing a 4-1 pattern in the life of a man whose essential concept was quaternity, the Unity of the Four.
I happen to have such ideas on my mind when I wake up, most of the times it's just nuts, but sometimes it's a real step forward in my research. As what I could remember of Jung's dates - birth in July 1875, death in 1961 - could fit with the pattern, I raised up and went to my computer to get Jung's exact dates (here on the wall of his birthhouse in Kesswil), then I did a first calculation.
It seemed to work!!!! Yet the exact day depended on more precision. I'll explain further on how I came to choose time 20:00 for the birth and time 16:00 for the death, local time, which are anyhow exact within 30'. This gives a total duration of 31360 days and 20 hours, of which 4/5ths are 25088 days and 16 hours.
From Jung's birth it leads to 4/4/44, noon.

I'll explain too how to check easily these calculations, but what happened on 4/4/44?
Quite a strange thing according to Jung's report in MDR, even stranger according to his disciples. Jung was a very healthy man, but he suffered a severe heart attack in Feb 44. He was several weeks between life and death, and probably owed his survival to Swiss greatest heart specialist, Theodor Haemmerli (called Dr H. in MDR).
Jung had visions during his illness, and an experience in which we recognize now a NDE. The testimony he gives in MDR might be the first NDE case fully published.
Jung flew away high up in space, seeing far below the earth, bathed in a gloriously blue light. Then he saw a tremendous dark block of stone, floating in space, ant it was a temple, and he knew he would receive there all the answers to all his questions, but before he could enter the temple he met Dr H., delegated from the earth to tell him there was a protest against his going away. He had to return.
The moment Jung heard that, the vision ceased, and he was profoundly disappointed.
I have shortened the report. Jung couldn't know in 44 a basic NDE case, where the subject meets on the other side dead members of his family who tell him the time is not yet come, but he was surprised to have met Dr H., a living person, in the other world:
I felt violent resistance to my doctor because he had brought me back to life. At the same time, I was worried about him. "His life is in danger, for heaven's sake! He has appeared to me in his primal form! When anybody attains this form it means he is going to die, for already he belongs to the 'greater company'!"
Suddenly the terrifying thought came to me that Dr H. would have to die in my stead.
He tried to warn him, but the doctor didn't care, taking Jung's visions as pure delirium. Maybe Dr H. was wrong, as
I was his last patient. On 4 April 1944 - I still remember the exact date - I was allowed to sit up on the edge of my bed for the first time since the beginning of my illness, and on this same day Dr H. took to his bed and did not leave it again. Soon afterward he died of septicemia.
(MDR, Visions)

There is a graphic biography, Introducing Jung, where Maggie Hyde Jung para principiantes (2004)ISBN 9789879065044and Michael McGuinness did not forget the episode, emphasizing upon the date, the only precise date Jung gives in his report.
Other sources, notably Barbara Hannah's biography, add striking information. There was clearly a 'Jung before 44', and a 'Jung after 44'. He said his illness meant he had a wrong attitude dealing with archetypes as intellectual concepts, while they where "living gods".
With reference to Dr H.'s death, Jung commented "that Zeus himself was said to have killed Aesculapius by a thunderbolt because he had brought back patients from death."
The bios I read don't seem to have enquired tightly upon the case, as they all say Dr H. died a few days after 4/4/44. I found here he died on June 30, aged 60. That sure is not "a few days", while not contradictory with Jung's "soon afterward" (bald daraus).
Anyhow it could be more striking than "a few days after", as June 30 is about the day Jung left the hospital to his home, "in the last days of June" (Bair), "in the beginning of July" (Hannah). It would be amazing to compare the two men's health bulletins, maybe in two narrow rooms of the hospital, from 4/4/44 to 6/30/44:
Jung begins his recovery, gets better and better, until his release.
Dr H. begins his illness, gets worse and worse, until his death.

One might think Jung embellished the story, and that maybe Dr Haemmerli's disease started later than 4/4/44. It has to be thought this was first discussed soon after the facts among Jung's disciples, and it happened in the confined Zürich area where all the people in the medicine field knew each other. Haemmerli was a big shot, as well as his wife. Later, but before writing MDR, Jung wrote about exactly the same story to Haemmerli's brother, Armin, in Oct 1955, ending with:
On Apr 4, 1944 I was for the first time allowed to sit up on the edge of my bed, and on this same day your brother took to his bed and did not leave it again.
CG Jung Letters, Volume 2: 1951-1961
It's hard to imagine Jung writing cracks to Haemmerli's brother, but beyond the accuracy of Jung's tellings, it's a doubtless fact he pointed on 4/4/44 long before his death. Reasonably he didn't foresee the exact day of his death, which would complete an exact 4-1 pattern around 4/4/44.

I'll give in next post more information about Quaternity concept. Now I wish to explore a bit deeper the question of my half-awake intuition on the 4-1 pattern around 4/4/44, which might look very weird, and it did look weird to me in the days and weeks and months following my finding, so weird that I won't have expected people to believe me, if the evidence of the result were not there to invite to pay attention to how it was obtained.
Now I think it is not so weird. I first have to say I always had a great easiness with numbers, and with logic games. To elaborate just a bit, when I'm in front of a calculation when most people would need paper and pen, often the result flows naturally from my unconscious. This was very useful when I started a personal research involving numbers, but probably I did it because of that gift. Several times my research led me to calculate durations in days between two dates. If I don't remember any striking intuition, I'm trained to such a calculation and its little tricks.
Since my youth too I've been dealing with strange coincidences. That made me read Jung when I learnt he had a theory about meaningful coincidences, or synchronicities. Reading Jung made me discover his quaternity concept, which I immediately shared.
I read much Jung around 1982-1990, and books about Jung too. I'm not sure I first read carefully MDR which has an horrible title in French - Ma vie (My life) - so maybe I missed in this big book the important date April 4, 1944.
I read in its time (1985 for the French translation) C. G. Jung: Lord of the underworld, by Colin Wilson, in which first sentences are:
Jung was sixty-eight years old when, taking his daily walk, he slipped on an icy road and broke his ankle. A few days later he suffered a severe heart attack.
Wilson relates the story, and ends with
Jung was to live on for another seventeen years.
If I can't say I remember my feelings when reading this, my friendness with numbers was already such that it's very likely I noticed these numbers 68-17. I don't need any calculation to know 68 is 4 times 17, and to recognize a 4-1 pattern, which was already prominent to me, and that I already associated with Jung.
Wilson gives the quotation by Jung with the date April 4, 1944, but I have absolutely no remembrance I saw its schematism, while I almost remember myself noticing the 68-17 pattern. Anyhow I had in my head everything needed to find Jung's life pattern, as I deeply believe everything we see is kept somewhere in our brain, and I know by experience my unconscious can do sophisticated calculations. The recollection of the mistake in West's novel might have been a part of this process, as it stroke me then to learn Jung was born on a July, 6. I felt proud to share my birthday with someone I most admired, until I checked it was wrong.
As I'm keeping e-mail archives since 2000, I easily found in which occasion I first shared with some friends something about 4/4/44. It was while reading a French book by Paul Misraki, Les raisons de l'irrationnel, where there was a chapter about NDEs. He reported too Jung's case, with the quotation about "le 4 avril 1944", and this time I saw the schematism of the date, 4/4/44.

I cannot be sure I never realized that before, but it stroke me much on that day, for that day was 4/4/4 (April 4, 2004).

When later I did a Google search about "4/4/44", I found the first results concerned 4-4-44, a song by Youssou N'Dour composed for 4/4/4, which was 44th anniversary of Senegal's Independence on 4/4/60.

Doing this Google search in English to write this post, I found Four fours is a mathematical puzzle, the goal of which is to find the simplest mathematical expression for every whole number from 0 to some maximum, using only four common mathematical symbols and four digits four.

Now the boring details about dates, numbers, and how to check all of it.
I found several hours for Jung's birth, between 19:30 and 19:45, on astrology sites. Birth certificate gives no hour, and the only clue was given by Jung himself:
He told a member of the association that he was born when the last rays of the setting sun lit the room.
Carl Gustav Jung: Leben, Werk, Wirkung, by Gerhard Wehr
I chose 20:00 to have a round hour, and round results then. Anyway any hour on 7/26/1875 would fit with the 4/5th of Jung's life falling on 4/4/44 (if he had been born at 0:00, then the 4/5ths would be on 4/4/44, 8:00).
Jung's death certificate gives 16:00, a round hour which suited me. Ruth Bailey, who was living with him in Küsnacht, declared he died at 15:45.

I had to do a calculation a bit intricated to find Jung lived 31360 days and 20 hours, or five times 6272 days, 4 hours.
The same result can be obtained easily with online tools like this one, calculating durations between two dates. As it's a dynamic page, if you're too lazy to enter the datas, just check by clicking here, and you should obtain this:
From Monday July 26, 1875, 20:00:00
To Tuesday April 4, 1944, 12:00:00
The duration is 25 088 days, 16 hours, 0 minutes and 0 seconds
Or 68 years, 8 months, 8 days, 16 hours

Now here's the link to the other calculation from 4/4/44 to 6/6/61
From Tuesday April 4, 1944, 12:00:00
To Tuesday June 6, 1966, 16:00:00
The duration is 6272 days, 4 hours, 0 minutes and 0 seconds
Or 17 years, 2 months, 2 days, 4 hours

2: The Tower

Quaternity is a term Jung used first in reference to trinity. In his first approaches he insisted heavily on the idea that each revealed trinity should be completed by a concealed element to form a quaternity.
He found too the number four was essential in the mandala:
I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self I had attained what was for me the ultimate.

(MDR, Confrontation with the Unconscious)

He identified four in the 3-4 pattern with four in mandalas, although a mandala offers most often a perfect symmetry. Some mandalas Jung painted in the Red Book show a little dissimetry, like the one above, but most of them are pure "circumambulations of the center", as this Window on Eternity below which he painted in 1927.

Jung was in conflict about that with his friend Wolfgang Pauli, for whom the ultimate symbol of the psyche had to be symmetrical. Remo Roth explores this here.
Maybe Jung finally changed a bit his mind as, in Memories, Dreams, Reflections which was achieved just before his death, he uses the word 'quaternity' (Quaternität) only one time, alluding to the mandala, without any link to the trinity. In this book doesn't appear the "axiom of Maria Prophetissa" which runs like a leitmotiv in his previous works, as a proof of the 3+1 pattern.
I can be straight on that as I have e-texts of MDR in English and German, allowing word searches.
Jung uses the word quaternity in a comment of a dream he had after his illness in 1944. He dreamt he arrived to a chapel, and he went in:
To my surprise there was no image of the Virgin on the altar, and no crucifix either, but only a wonderful flower arrangement. But then I saw that on the floor in front of the altar, facing me, sat a yogi in lotus posture, in deep meditation. When I looked at him more closely, I realized that he had my face. I started in profound fright, and awoke with the thought: "Aha, so he is the one who is meditating me. He has a dream, and I am it." I knew that when he awakened, I would no longer be.
Maybe it's useful to recall that Jung saw Virgin Mary as the 4th element to complete Christian Trinity.
Jung goes on with deep insights about this dream, and here comes 'quaternity':
As a rule, we see this causal relationship in reverse: in the products of the unconscious we discover mandala symbols, that is, circular and quaternity figures which express wholeness, and whenever we wish to express wholeness, we employ just such figures.
(MDR, On Life after Death)
I put in bold "quaternity" as the English translaters Richard and Clara Winston put there the word 'quaternary', but Jung used Quaternitätsfiguren.
In reverse, there is only one time 'quaternity' in English MDR, and it's in a passage where Jung used the word Vierheit, but it needs a deep study as there might be the most striking example of quaternity-quintessence in Jung's life.

A whole chapter (among 13) of MDR is devoted to The Tower, the house Jung built himself in Bollingen, by the lake of Zurich, where he bought some land in 1922. He first wanted to build there a kind of primitive hut,
But I altered the plan even during the first stages of building, for I felt it was too primitive. I realized it would have to be a regular two-story house, not a mere hut crouched on the ground. So in 1923 the first round house was built, and when it was finished I saw that it had become a suitable dwelling tower.
(MDR, The Tower)

It represented for him the maternal hearth. He became increasingly aware that something was still lacking. And so, four years later, in 1927, the central structure was added, with a tower-like annex.

That was just a second step:
After some time had passed - again the interval was four years - I once more had a feeling of incompleteness. The building still seemed too primitive to me, and so in 1931 the towerlike annex was extended. I wanted a room in this tower where I could exist for myself alone. (...)
In my retiring room I am by myself. I keep the key with me all the time; no one else is allowed in there except with my permission. In the course of the years I have done paintings on the walls, and so have expressed all those things which have carried me out of time into seclusion, out of the present into timelessness. Thus the second tower became for me a place of spiritual concentration.

There is no picture for this 3rd step, and then came the 4th one, 4 years later:
In 1935 the desire arose in me for a piece of fenced-in land. I needed a larger space that would stand open to the sky and to nature. And so - once again after an interval of four years - I added a courtyard and a loggia by the lake, which formed a fourth element that was separated from the unitary threeness of the house. Thus a quaternity had arisen, four different parts of the building, and, moreover, in the course of twelve years.
I put in bold "quaternity" as it is not Jung's word, who used Vierheit, while the "unitary threeness" was dreiheitlichen Hauptkomplex. Probably the translaters were good Jungian disciples who felt the keyword 'quaternity' matched perfectly this 3+1 pattern.
A striking thing is the insistance upon the four-year period, as if a superior time-dependant force had led Jung in its architectural adventure. In 1923 he was 48, 12 times 4, and in 1935 he was 60, 15 times 4. Another way to put it is that he was 4 times 12 when he started a 12-year building activity, a perfect 4-1 pattern.

But a fifth step came in 1956:
After my wife's death in 1955, I felt an inner obligation to become what I myself am. To put it in the language of the Bollingen house, I suddenly realized that the small central section which crouched so low, so hidden, was myself! I could no longer hide myself behind the "maternal" and the "spiritual" towers. So, in that same year, I added an upper story to this section, which represents myself, or my ego-personality.(...)
It might also be said that I built it in a kind of dream. Only afterward did I see how all the parts fitted together and that a meaningful form had resulted: a symbol of psychic wholeness. It did develop, like an old seed which would have germinated.
I put in bold the last sentence, which is not present in English MDR, but I checked it was in the original German: Es hatte sich entwickelt, wie wenn ein alter Same aufgegangen wäre.
I won't try to guess how could have been forgotten this sentence, which looked very meaningful to me when I read the French translation. From the Quaternity (or rather Vierheit) arose a fifth part, like from 68-year old tired Jung in 1944 arose another himself, who would produce his essential works, within another 17 years.

Jung built his tower in a dream. These two nouns look a bit alike in German:
der TURM
der TRAUM (same 4 letters plus an 'A' in the middle)

Before the last step in 1956 came another important event, on Jung's 75th birthday:
In 1950 I made a kind of monument out of stone to express what the Tower means to me.
It's quite striking this came 15 years after the first ending of the Tower in 1935, when Jung was 60, 4 times 15.
MDR is so rich everything should be quoted, how the stone arrived by chance in Bollingen, how Jung noticed in its natural structure a small circle, a sort of eye, which looked at him. He chiseled it, and in the center made a tiny homunculus, namely Telesphoros, the Greek child-god of convalescence, thinking of his recovery in 1944.
This face of the stone is a perfect mandala, with four quarters around Telesphoros, with a Greek inscription:
Time is a child - playing like a child - playing a board game _ the kingdom of the child. This is Telesphoros, who roams through the dark regions of this cosmos and glows like a star out of the depths. He points the way to the gates of the sun and to the land of dreams.

3: three novels

I explained on first post how, on September 8, 2008, I woke up with a recollection of a novel I read 25 years ago, The world is made of glass by Morris West, in which Carl Gustav Jung is the main character. In the French translation, he was given a wrong birthday, actually same as mine, July 6.
About a year sooner I read a French study about Unica Zürn. I knew she was born on July 6, 1916, and the text said she was born on July 16. Although I wrote a text about that (in French here), I absolutely didn't think then of West's mistake.
I later found West's novel I still had in my attic, and here is the passage in its beginning:Actually it's not West's mistake, as it was not present in the original novel:It goes on with "I am married, with four children and a fifth on the way.", but I couldn't get the last words with GoogleBooks. West shows Jung in 1913, when Emma was actually pregnant of their fifth and last child. The mistake about Jung's birth came to my mind just before I had the intuition of the 4-1 pattern in his life.
Curiously enough, a friend informed me after that there was another novel in which Jung is a main character, Pilgrim by Timothy Findley (1999), and in this plot set in 1912 Findley imagined Emma was too waiting for Jung's fifth child, as he needed her to be pregnant.

When I went to sleep late on Sep 7, 2008 there were other novels on my mind. A week sooner, I discovered a novel by French writer Gilbert Sinoué, Des jours et des nuits (2001), untranslated in English (Days and nights) but there is a TV adaptation broadcasted with subtitles.
It's a story about a man in Argentina, in 1930, who dreams of a wonderful woman he was in love with, long ago in another life. They died both in a disaster. His persistent dreams make him see a Jungian analyst, who points to their mythical content. Jung is informed of the case and follows it from Swiss.
New dreams make Ricardo believe the woman is alive now, in Greece. The clues are so vivid he goes to Greece, and his search makes him find in Crete the archeologist Dora. She first doesn't listen to him, but striking coincidences lead her to accept they had both been in love long ago in Thera (Santorini), where they died in the volcanic explosion of the island, circa 1623 BC. One of this striking facts is that Ricardo knows something about the Phaistos Disc which she studies.
She accepts to follow him in Argentina, but the ship Doria that takes them there is wrecked on the way, and they both die again in a disaster.

This reminded me of some novels by locked room mystery French master, Paul Halter. Some of it has been translated, but not the three ones where he uses his other passion, Minoan civilization.
It would be too long to detail the common points, anyhow the question if I was right or wrong is secondary here, as I first try to tell what was on my mind just before Sep 8. I was a bit right actually as the two authors were quite surprised with these common points: they didn't know their respective works.
I'll stick to the last of those three Halter's, Le chemin de la lumière (2000, Path of light). Michel, a young man, flies towards Crete where he has found a job on an archeological site, that is quite new to him. During his journey he sees in a kind of dream the words 'path of light', wondering what it might mean. He thinks too of a girlfriend he had years ago, Andrée, with whom he had lost all contact.
Andrée is waiting for him at the landing of the plane in Crete. She's the wife of an archeologist, and they've found recently the 'path of light', a pottery disc looking like the kernos of Malia. She has an idea about its magic use, she experiments it, and the reader is sent 3500 years sooner when a mysterious Andrea is found on a Cretan beach...
Then there are alternate chapters about Andrea in ancient Crete and Michel looking for Andrée in modern Crete, until he tries himself the 'path of light'. It's not clear whether he succeeds in rejoining Andrea in ancient Crete, or all of this was delirium. That's the first Halter's novel with a fantastic ending.

Looking at the common points between the novels of Halter and Sinoué, I noticed the names of the two heroins living in Minoan as well as in modern times, Andrea and Dora, the last drowned in Doria's sinking. That made me think of Andrea Doria's wreck, about which I didn't know much.
I learnt it was the last transatlantic shipwreck, in 1956. When I read about it on Sep 4, 2008, what striked me the most was an anecdote about the actress Ruth Roman, who was onboard with her 4-year son:
In the 1950 film Three Secrets, Roman had portrayed a distraught mother waiting to learn whether or not her child had survived a plane crash. She and her son were separated from each other during the collision and evacuation. Rescued, Roman had to wait to learn her child's fate...

I enquired about Ruth Roman, born Norma Roman, a perfect anagram (see next post), and learnt she died on 9/9/99. I knew well this schematic date, as it was the day when I finished the only novel (French "roman") I ever published. I put it at the end, and found clever to add I began it on 6/6/66...
Since that, I had noticed Jung's 4/4/44 (on 4/4/4!), and I thought of writing something about these coincidences, emphasizing upon synchronicity and upon mandala, the round shape in which Jung saw the most prominent archetype, the symbol of the self. Most coincidences between the books deal with round objects. In Sinoué's as in Halter's, there is a mystery about a 'round island', and it is solved when thinking that before the explosion which destroyed a good part of Thera-Santorini, the island was name Strongylé, "round" in Greek.
On Sep 7, 08, I went to bed with the four novels, Sinoué's one, and the three Minoan novels by Halter. I had a look at each one of them before sleeping...

...and I woke up with the recollection of the mistake in West's novel. It was like, as said Jung about the last step in the building of Bollingen, "an old seed that germinated", from what was to him a quaternity, the three parts of the house and the loggia. And from the 4 recent novels, 3+1, germinated a seed planted in 1983 in my brain, when I read The world is made of glass.
It's only recently, while working on this English blog, that I realized how much this Andrea Doria's wreck might have been important, and how many hidden coincidences were left.

- It was in 1956, the year Jung found he had to add a room up at the center of Bollingen.

- When I first looked at the date, and maybe saw July 25, it didn't mean nothing at that time. Now I'm fully aware Jung was born on a July 26, and it was on July 25 at 23:00 NY time when Andrea Doria and Stockholm collided. It was July 26, 7:00 in Western Europe, and that was 11 hours later when Andrea Doria actually sank.
So I enquired about this event, not noticing its exact date, and I woke up a few days later with a question in my mind about Jung's birthday.

- Morris West died on Oct 9, 99, exactly a month after Ruth Roman.

- The initials A-D of Andrea Doria have ranks 1-4 in the alphabet.
This reminds me of a puzzling coincidence about 4-1 pattern in Jung's life.
On last Feb 25, a friend who is a great fan of Austrian tenor Richard Tauberténor et mercédès sent me a picture of him beside one of his Mercedes, asking me if its number, clearly readable, meant something to me.
Sure! 25088 is 4 times 6272. Jung had lived 25088 complete days before 4/4/44 morning, and he would live 6272 complete days after.
Any relation between Tauber and Jung? Doesn't seem so, besides the fact they were two contemporary celebrities, but there is a strange thing about the seldom word in German Tauber, "male dove", which Jung heard in a dream around Christmas of 1912. He was in a loggia set high up on the tower of a castle. A dove came in, transformed into a little girl, played a while with Jung's children. She tenderly placed her arms around Jung's neck...
Then she suddenly vanished; the dove was back and spoke slowly in a human voice. "Only in the first hours of the night can I transform myself into a human being, while the male dove (Tauber) is busy with the twelve dead". Then she flew off into the blue air, and I awoke.
(MDR, Confrontation with the Unconscious)
West mentions in his novel "the dove speaking with a human voice", alluding to this dream where many 'Bollingen keywords' appear: tower, loggia, 12 (this dream about 12 dead was in 12/12, and Jung took 12 years to build Bollingen quaternity).
It has to be thought too Jung had 4 children at this time. His 5th child was not yet "on the way", a girl, Helene, born on March 18, 1914. The four previous children were born in years 04-06-08-10, with a regularity recalling the first four steps of Bollingen in 23-27-31-35. Then there is a jump, with last child in 14, and last room in 56, after Emma's death. Maybe Findley was right when imagining Emma pregnant in April 12...
I come back to the real Tauber, the man singing with a dove voice, and driving a 25088 car. Not long after my friend sent me that information, I was in the 'capital of my state' (Digne in French department 04), and I saw a van with number 6272 turning in next street. I followed it, hoping to take a picture, and it parked in a garage to inflate its tyres.
I took a picture, and then noticed it parked just above letters AD, AD as Andrea Doria, as 1-4. My picture was taken on April 1, 4/1, but in April-Fool-s-Day-20.gifFrench we say "1er avril", 1/4.
This is speaking to a Jungian, as one of the first examples of synchronicity given in Jung's famous book is a case about April first, Fools' day.
AD stands for Auto-Distribution, a company which rules hundreds of garages in France. Enquiring about it, I learnt it was bought recently by the group TOWERbrook.

4: D-DAY

I came to wonder if there might have been an 'outer reason' to Jung's 'resurrection' in 1944. I put the words between guillemets for there are many thousands of people who like Jung nearly died, if not being declared clinically dead, but I hope to have shown Jung's case has some peculiarities deserving a deep study.
So the most important outer event was indeed World War II, which was still raging in the beginning of 44. The balance had turned in 43 with the German defeats in Russia and North Africa, but the Allied still had a big job to win against two nations engaged in a total war.
As 4/4/44 is so strangely linked with the 4/5ths of Jung's life, I wondered which day would mark the 4/5ths of WWII's total duration. Its beginning is clearly invasion of Poland on Sept 1, 1939, followed two days later by war declarations of England and France.
WWII's end might be discussed, May 8, 1945 only signifying Germany's surrender. The first date I thought of was the day Emperor Hirohito announced to his people Japan's surrender. His speech was broadcast at noon Japan standard time on August 15, 1945. This is called V-J Day (Victory over Japan), although there is an alternative date with the official signature in September.
Here it is necessary to put the events in Greenwich Mean Time, which was 9 hours late with Japan time, so Japan's surrender was at 3:00 GMT on Aug 15, 1945, while invasion of Poland at 4:30 AM Germany time was at 3:30 GMT on Sept 1, 1939. So we have about an exact number of days, and the site already quoted shows easily that WWII lasted 2175 days, within a few minutes (to have an exact count, I put 3:30 for Japan's surrender, which anyway was announced a bit after noon Japan time).
As Japan and America are separated by the Date Line, VJ Day falls on Aug 14 in the USA.

The 4/5ths of 2175 are 1740, and 1740 days after Sept 1, 1939, 3:30, lead to June 6, 1944, 3:30, at the very moment when began what is considered as the most important military operation in all times. At this hour most of the about 6000 boats engaged in the Neptune operation are a few miles in front of the 5 chosen beaches, and the soldiers are embarking on the LSTs that will land in the first glows of dawn, at about 5:00 GMT.

Well it's not clear how Jung's survival might have helped the success of the D-Day, but the choice of Aug 15, 1945 as the end of WWII leads to quite strange echoes:
- 4/5ths of WWII fall on Tuesday 6/6/44.
- 4/5ths of Jung's life fall on Tuesday 4/4/44, exactly 9 weeks earlier.
- Jung died on another Tuesday 6/6, June 6, 1961.
On another hand, it's quite striking that there were 5 landing sites, often given by their codenames UTAH-OMAHA-GOLD-JUNO-SWORD, often in this order from West to East (here on a wall of the Caen Memorial Museum).
The striking point is that the 4th of the five sites is JUNo, while Overlord started in JUNe (JUNi in German), at the 4/5th of WWII, while JUNg was slightly recovering health and was beginning the last fifth of his life.
Going on in JUNk talking, JUNo is Latin name for Hera, wife of great god Zeus (the Overlord ?) While Jung was between life and death in March 44, he saw himself in a classical amphitheater situated in a verdant chain of hills:
Men and woman dancers came on-stage, and upon a flower-decked couch All-father Zeus and Hera consummated the mystic marriage, as it is described in the Iliad. (MDR, Visions)
Zeus is a continuation of *Diēus, the Proto-Indo-European god of the daytime, deriving from the basic form *dyeu- ("to shine", and in its many derivatives, "sky, heaven, god"). Zeus is indeed the god of the SKY, HIMMEL in German, and I found the letters composing HAEMMERLI, the doctor that saved Jung, could rearrange in a perfect crossing of HIMMEL and HERA:
While Greek Hera has to do with "air", Latin Juno might come from Etruscan uni, "unit", or from an Indo-European root meaning "young" (German jung), so the etymology of the derived month Junius is too doubtful (it was originally the 4th month in Roman calendar, the last one to have a proper name, while following one was Quintilis, "fifth", then renamed Julius).
If the weather had been fine on June 4, as the precise day of the Landing was just scheduled in the beginning of June, and if the beginning of the year had not been changed by Julius Caesar, D-Day would have been 4/4/44.

About crossing words, a famous coincidence is the appearance of the 5 solution words Utah-Omaha-Gold-Juno-Sword in the Daily Telegraph crosswords within a few months before the D-Day. It became alarmous when the main keywords Overlord-Neptune-Mulberry appeared the week before 6/6/44, so an inquiry was led by the MI5 and the puzzlemaker was arrested (but soon released). It seems today there was an explanation, but a Jungian approach might add something.
Here is the grid of puzzle 5797 from May 27, 44, with some of the clues (complete clues here, but I couldn't find anywhere the solutions, except for 10-11 Across which are COTTER-OVERLORD):
10 Not apparently very high-class land... (6)
11 ...but some bigwig like this has stolen some of it at times (8)

18 There's no list for the ships on this (4,4)
19 Of secret coded position, and not taxed (4,4)
22 What a girl might expect if a sailor gives her the bird (6)
23 Cool place to work in (6)
24 Figure of speech is turned on quite a way (6)
25 Asked for convalescent patient's meal (6)

I put the last Down clues because their numbers of letters allow to write two times the date 6/6/44 (which actually nobody knew as Neptune was scheduled on Jun 5, but repelled for bad weather). It's weird too to find the words 'ships', 'secret coded position', 'sailors', and the 'convalescent patient' reminds us of Jung who, from his hospital bed in Zürich, kept informed about the new front in Western Europe.
I notice there are 68 shaded cases on the grid, 4 times 17 as it's a symmetric grid. There are 17 clues Across (and 17 clues Down). Roughly Jung lived 68 years before 4/4/44 and 17 after.

In another time zone, the NYT could announce the landing in France in its 6 AM issue, although it occured too at 6 AM, France standard time (actually Germany time). I was striked long ago by this beginning of France's liberation under a 6-6-6 repeat, while first World War's Armistice, signed on the early hours of 11/11/1918, became effective at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."

I discovered the forum Unus Mundus on Sep 19, 08, soon after my finding about 4/4/44 which I wanted to share.
I noticed a topic called The 11:11 Phenomenon, where I wrote my second post on the forum.
Last 11/11/09, I wrote another post there, about the movie 11:11 I had seen recently on a streaming site. I appreciate the random daily addition of movies on these sites, allowing me to discover titles I was not aware of.
This 11/11 evening, I visited the site and noticed a movie by William Friedkin, Cruising (1980). I watched it, and was quite surprised during a scene where the cop Al Pacino is searching a suspect's flat. There's a book on a table, Al opens it, and it's a picture painted by Jung in his Red Book. I wouldn't have recognized it if the Red Book had not been published two months ago, and if this picture had not been shown by the NYT. The movie shows another picture, and a member said it came too from the Red Book.
I posted this on the forum late on 11/11. Next day I thought the scene showing the pictures happened just before the stop occurring each 72' period on the streaming site. I went back to it, watching for the exact time. The book is opened at time 1:11:09 and closed at time 1:11:16. At time 1:11:11 the camera is sliding from one picture to the other, see right below :
I'm a bit obsessed by double dates, and my novel mentioned in last post was about murders committed on 3/3, 4/4, 5/5 and 6/6, 1999. D-Day 55th anniversary was mentioned in it.
There is a kind of '2/2 phenomenon' associated to the fifth of Jung's life, 6272 days and 4 hours.
It only reveals itself on
4/4/44, 12:00, the time calculated to be his life's 4/5ths,
6/6/61, 16:00 is his deathtime,
8/8/78, 20:00 comes then, adding 6272 days 4 hours to previous time,
10/10/95, 24:00 is the next date,
12/12/12, 4:00 is the last match, another addition leading to
13/02/30, 8:00, but there might be no more calendar then, as Earth's end is announced on 12/21/12...
No kidding, 7/26/(18)75 didn't seemed to have anything special, but it is the symmetric date to 12/12/(20)12, taking 4/4/(19)44 as a central point.
The 2/2 effect is more tight. Assuming Jung was born at 20:00, he had to die between 13:30 and 16:00 on 6/6/61. The death certificate gives 16:00, while Ruth Bailey reports he died at 15:45.

5: five sonnets

When I found on Sep 8, 2008, Jung had lived 5 times 6272 days (and 4 hours to be precise), I was immediately struck because I already knew this number 6272, but it took me more than a year to realize how much it was fitting the case.
I always had a deep relation with numbers, but left it aside until 1985 when I started a personal research upon Hebrew kabbala. A ten-year study made me feel the results I found were not bound to a single tradition, and that similar results should be found inside profane texts.
So I had to find a well-known profane text. It had to be short, and to contain a symbolical schematism. The first one I thought of was the sonnet Voyelles by Rimbaud (Vowels), but the tools I developed in my research didn't reveal there any pattern.
Then I remembered Georges Perec wrote a whole novel without using the vowel E, the most current letter in French, and he gave in that novel a version of Voyelles without any E, Vocalisations. So I put the text in my computer and there was an immediate result. The sonnet has 4 stanzas, 14 lines, 112 words, and its total value, according to the ranks of letters in the alphabet, is 6272 = 4 x 14 x 112.
Here I do not ask anyone to consider this as a real important fact, I only ask to accept it was important to me, although I can sense it can look quite silly to pay so much attention to a poem Perec wrote very fast, unconscious of its secret harmony.
I was so impressed by this poem that its study made me write a booklet I printed myself in 50 exemplaries, in March 1997. Three were given to public libraries.
In 1999 I was offered to publish a novel, by someone who read that booklet. I couldn't find any plot introducing Perec's sonnet, but it was such an obsession that, after having no code in the Spanish translationwritten the novel, I noticed it was 14 chapters long and I felt a strong need to encode a line of the sonnet in each chapter. With my publisher's agreement, this was done by printing some letters a bit bigger than the others. It was quite hard to detect, but at least one reader noticed it, deciphered the whole poem, and wrote it to me.
My obsession made me regret Perec's poem was not as perfect as it could be, and I thought several times of writing an anagram of it, with each line counting 8 words and the gematria 448 (8 x 56). I did it on Dec 8, 2006, using an online tool a friend just achieved, the Gematron.
I was not the first one to write an anagram of Perec's sonnet, there already had been three attempts, in English/American! This because in A void, English translation of La Disparition by British writer Ronald Adair, Vocalisations staid untranslated, as Rimbaud's poem is well-known in England.
There was a kind of challenge then, and in April 2001 three authors published their anagrams/translations on the web forum Anagrammy Awards. Unfortunately, if these anagrams were perfect, they were based on a wrong text with 4 letters missing, so each anagram had too 4 letters missing. This was partly corrected in May 2006, but a letter still remained forgotten, an S.
Anyhow, in the intention, there are four anagrams of Perec's sonnet. I wonder if any other poem had such a fate, the only other examples I couldn't find on the web are on the Anagrammy site, but Vocalisations seems to be the unique case of a poem anagrammed in several languages by several people.

If there had been no mistake, and I do not doubt the other authors would correct their mistakes if they were aware of them, there would be five sets of the same 497 letters giving the gematria 6272. I wrote the final one on Dec 8, 2006, conscious of this number 6272, and exactly 21 months later I discovered Jung's life followed a quite alike schematic pattern: 4 times 6272 days before 4/4/44, 6272 days after.
I do not ask anyone to share my feeling about the oddness of Perec's sonnet. By the way it might be a symptom of my most extreme insanity, but it must be admitted that I have a long-time obsession about that poem, about number 6272, and about Jungian pattern 4-1. The more it seems a strange attitude, the more it's astonishing I discovered this number 6272 in the striking pattern of Jung's life.

Of course I do not consider myself as insane, but the point is secondary in this post, where I stick to things that can be easily checked up.
Another striking point is Rimbaud's poem was about 5 vowels, with clearly a quintessential O, and it was the reason for my first thought about it. In Perec's version, as well as in its 4 imitations, the vowels are reduced to 4, so the missing one E becomes in a way the prominent one and the main purpose of the poem.
In Rimbaud's opening line, "A black, E white, I red, U green, O blue:", Perec replaced the forbidden E by an allusion to its lack. So did the English translaters, but my additional constraint to have 8 words in each line forbade me any word beyond the 4 vowels and their color correspondances. There was just nothing in the first version I posted on a forum on 8/12/06. My only change then was to add "...," between A and I.

So here are the 5 sets of 497 letters.
A funny thing is that in the special category of Apr 2001 Awards, where are mentioned the anagrams of Vocalisations, the first prize was attributed to a mister Young.
Another point is that the three English anagrams follow different patterns:
– in the first one the text is treated as a whole block (1)
– the second one is an anagram verse by verse (4)
– the third one is an anagram line by line (14)
– one of my aims was to keep the number of words (112)
So the conjonction of these 4 approaches gives again the magic relation
1 x 4 x 14 x 112 = 6272
which was why I was fascinated by this sonnet.

So here is the original by Perec, in 497 letters :
A noir, (Un blanc), I roux, U safran, O azur:
Nous saurons au jour dit ta vocalisation:
A, noir carcan poilu d'un scintillant morpion
Qui bombinait autour d'un nidoral impur,

Caps obscurs; qui, cristal du brouillard ou du Khan,
Harpons du fjord hautain, Rois Blancs, frissons d'anis?
I, carmins, sang vomi, riant ainsi qu'un lis
Dans un courroux ou dans un alcool mortifiant;

U, scintillations, ronds divins du flot marin,
Paix du pâtis tissu d'animaux, paix du fin
Sillon qu'un fol savoir aux grands fronts imprima;

O, finitif clairon aux accords d'aiguisoir,
Soupirs ahurissant Nadir ou Nirvâna:
O l'omicron, rayon violin dans son Voir!

I underlined the letter still forgotten on Anagrammy, and I allow myself to correct the anagrams given there, which had only 496 letters. This was easily done as the missing letter is an 's'.
Version I by Mike Keith (UK):
A void, (missing vocalic), I pain-color, U rococo, O plaid:
All adjoin in a rich Latin unit, a curious mix of sound:
"A": a noxious squid, that squirms in sun on toxic ground,
Scurrilous and full of animal vapors bad,

In ruin hid. Did Attila's raucous invasions
Ruin a sumptuous land for us, O Russian cur?
"I": in crimson blood, spit on fox's fur,
In anxious fits of liquor-drunk libations;

"U": auras, vibrations, in murmurs of an Asian rain,
Unicorns and carnival animals born on a Druid plain,
To rush in unison around Uranus;

"O": broad as God's Last Trump. Mind sprain,
Quiz, paradox's crux (incur Joy or Pain?),
Rotund Initial, Last Avatar, Final Curtain.

Version II by Richard Brodie (USA):
A coal, (albino), I blood, U fruit pulp, O rain vapor:
In an anxious, murmurous conjunction:
"A", quaint rancid ruinous irritation,
A monstrous, unusual bat-lizard draconian,

Ruin is afar, fools! Squadrons run, injuring Huns asthmatic;
Arran sons sound dolorous trolls in Rubicon bivouacs.
"I": chuck sputum on an African addax,
An insalubrious sordid liquid plasmatic;

"U": quixotic mind-visits of a non-spiritual Frisian,
Fox, gnus, maladroit ox, marsupials, simians,
Influx trods up and up, and land turns livid;

"O": intoxication of a savior's original sounds,
Lo, airs rich in a vivid dulciana!
Incur sin, or ruin; or rosy panoramas found.

Version III by Richard Grantham (UK):
A flax, (an aura), I burn, U zircon, or O sun:
O, I act out various unsaid natal sojourns:
A, minor pallid scorpion in a nocturnal tunic
Murmur about, bound to air in liquid pain,

Toadish quicksand; clouds' usual rubric or burlap,
Proud fronds in Nordic ash, albino rajahs, satin's fuss?
An I, a crimson squirt, us smiling in vain - a
Torn, not unusual mix of dolour, sin and curaçao;

U rolls on 'midst inconstant viridian fluids
- Pupa, six Indian addax - I, Faustus, mix it up
In matrix of squid's ova; furls run along Roman lips;

O is a final caustic air, crux of id or indigo,
Arid spans in air haunt Sun or Saviour:
O rolls, vivid maroon canyons in Orion!

Version IV by me (France):
a noir, …, i quinquinas, u troublant, o violin,
an du jour disparu, surtout pas par hasard.
haut a, noir pavillon, ficin pour maints anars,
rajas sans contrition au soir du grand matin,

but tabou; agoni dans son brouillard aux mains,
un parti dort, cristal, la croix du maquisard;
i roux, fiction sans gond, rubicond si soiffard,
pis d'indivis frimas, nid aux hiboux mutins;

u zut, ufo, divin rapport, nul fric crural
qu'un canif (son crayon, art commis convivial)
n'a conclu, nul lin rilsan, coincoins, dînaillons;

o maximum, sillons du saindoux ou du dior,
la raison à valoir où nous aussi saurons
au knossos infini franchir son portail d'or !

There would be many comments to add, concerning all these poems. For the moment I'll just point to what striked me just after I discovered the pattern of 6272 days in Jung's life: in my last line I mentioned Knossos, and Knossos, among other details, appears in the two novels I studied before my finding.

The historiated initials shown before are taken from Jung's Red Book, a manuscript he calligraphied and painted from 1914 to 1930. He never wanted to finish it, although it seems it was finished in his head and he just had to add a few words and some paintings.
An example of this is on page 187 where he didn't paint the initial of "Als alles in mir vollendet war..."
Unexpectedly, this uncompletion means
When everything was completed in me, I unexpectedly returned to the mysteries, to that first sight of the otherworldly powers of the spirit and desire.

And now here is my sonnet analyzed by the Gematron, with each line equating to 448.

a1 noir56, , i9 quinquinas142, u21 troublant123, o15 violin81, [448]
an15 du25 jour64 disparu88, surtout134 pas36 par35 hasard51. [448]
haut50 a1, noir56 pavillon101, ficin41 pour70 maints76 anars53, [448]
rajas49 sans53 contrition137 au22 soir61 du25 grand44 matin57, [448]

but43 tabou59; agoni46 dans38 son48 brouillard112 aux46 mains56, [448]
un35 parti64 dort[2396]57, cristal82, la13 croix69 du25 maquisard103; [448]
i9 roux78, fiction76 sans53 gond40, rubicond86 si28 soiffard78, [448]
pis44 d4'indivis86 frimas66, nid27 aux46 hiboux79 mutins96; [448]

u21 zut67, ufo42, divin58 rapport[3876]104, nul47 fric36 crural73 [448]
qu38'un35 canif33 (son48 crayon76, art39 commis72 convivial107) [448]
n14'a1 conclu68, nul47 lin35 rilsan73, coincoins101, dînaillons109; [448]

o15 maximum94, sillons100 du25 saindoux107 ou36 du25 dior46, [448]
la13 raison76 à1 valoir77 où36 nous69 aussi69 saurons107 [448]
au22 knossos112 infini61 franchir77 son48 portail91 d4'or33 ! [448]

[Ce texte de 497 lettres a une somme gématrique de 6272.]
[This text of 497 letters has a gematric sum of 6272.]