Association psychanalytique internationale
Küsnach-Zurich, 20. IV.1914 (1)
Honored Mr. President!
I am persuaded by the recent events that my designs are so steep in opposition with the designs of the majority of the members of our Association, I can not consider myself as a personality fit for the presidency. I also commend my resignation to the Conference of Presidents, with gratitude for the confidence I have enjoyed so far2.
With theExpression of my respect
Dr C. G. Young 3.
1. Datylographiée, signed. The three crosses are drawn to the fm pen. Circular to the local presidents, subsequently reproduced in Magazine, flight. II, No. 3 (1914). 297.
2. The third avril, Jung gave to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich resigned as privat-docent. It was accepted on 3 June by the cantonal education (extracted from Protocol Board of Education, based communication due to the kindness of M. Franz Jung).
3. In My life, p. 204 sq., Jung relates a dream he had three times, in April, May and June 1914; « … in the middle of the summer arctic cold and broke ground freezes in the gel… every green was frozen alive ". The third dream, however, "had an unexpected ending : there was a tree with leaves, but fruit (My tree of life, I thought) whose leaves, by the effect of the gel, were transformed into sweet grapes, full of sap beneficial. I picked grapes and gave a large crowd waiting ".