Early Studies in Parapsychology at Duke
J.B. Rhine to C.G. Jung December 1934
Dear Doctor Jung:
I thank you very much for your kind letter and I appreciate the breadth of mind you show toward the questions of the peculiar capacity of the psyche. I am sending you under separate cover a reprint of some recent measurements of the capacities called telepathy and clairvoyance made both in the trance and in the waking state of a medium. I have other work not yet published which deals with the space and time relations of the capacities. I will be very much interested in your reactions to this work. We are not accustomed, here in America, to the breadth of mind you show. We are such specialists!
The knife incident is a most remarkable one, especially in view of the associated facts which you relate. I would indeed appreciate a photograph of the knife parts if you can supply me with one. This incident reveals by its date that you were interested in these phenomena when I was in my infancy, and reminds me that I would have a great deal to learn from you. Accordingly I look forward to the time when I can, if I may, call on you for a personal discussion of some of these problems.
If in your work with people possessing unusual capacities you have come to hypotheses or conclusions about the relations of the psyche to the material-space-time order, I would like to know as much as you have time to write me about them. My experiments at the moment are directed mainly to precognition. The results seem to be quite satisfactory on this point, that is the clairvoyant subjects or clairvoyance with respect to events that have not yet occurred. To our logical system this is, of course, quite preposterous. It may be that we will yet find some way of escaping the conclusions of precognition, although I do not see how. We have no theory of mind which helps very much in dealing with these facts. Of course the general dualistic view of Professor McDougall is favorable but we would like some further suggestion. Can you help us in this? If you would care to write anything on the subject of the psyche and space-time, I think Dr. Snudek of the Journal Character and Personality would be very glad to get it, and I should be most interested in reading it.
Thanking you again for your interest and your good letter, I am