"AT BOLLINGEN I AM IN THE MIDST OF MY TRUE LIFE, I AM MOST DEEPLY MYSELF."
Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung believed that we are all collectively connected, as evidenced by our archetypal universal myths, art, dreams, patterns, and images. His concepts synchronicity and serendipity continue to resonate nearly a century later. Jung constructed his Bollingen tower-house complex, built on the shores of Lake Zürich, not only to live simply (without running water or electricity). He did so to demonstrate in concrete form how architecture is like the mind, with various rooms, walls, doors, passageways, and windows.
Jung's efforts are still instructional: art and architecture help us explore who we are; ponder why we're here; and understand our place in the world around us.