To Elisabeth Herbrich
Dear Dr. Herbrich, 30 May 1960
Your letter brings me the unexpected and painful news of the death of Prof. Betschart to whom I am bound by many fond memories.
I first became acquainted with him at the Paracelsus celebrations in Einsiedeln, and I remember the many talks we had about the philosophy and psychology of the old master.
Later, unfortunately, we did not see each other anymore, after he became a professor in Salzburg.
Only a few letters were exchanged.
So I had heard nothing of his death.
At that time the main subject of discussion was the philosophical views of Paracelsus and his relation to Hermetic philosophy; these emerge with particular clarity in the treatise De Vita Longa of Adam von Bodenstein, to which I have devoted a major study.
In this connection, inevitably, further psychological themes were discussed, especially the archetypes, which are so…
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