TranslationI can answer only one point in your previous letter in any detail. Your allegation that I treat my followers like patients is demonstrably untrue. In Vienna I am reproached for the exact opposite. I am held responsible for the misconduct of Stekel and Adler1; in reality I have not said one word to Stekel about his analysis since it was concluded some ten years ago,2 nor have I made any use of analysis with Adler, who was never my patient. Any analytical remarks I have made about them were addressed to others and for the most part at a time when we had ceased to associate with one another. In building your construction on this foundation you have made matters as easy for yourself as with your famous "Kreuzlingen gesture."3
Otherwise your letter cannot be answered. It creates a situation that would be difficult to deal with in a personal talk and totally impossible in correspondence. It is a convention among us analysts that none of us need feel ashamed of his own bit of neurosis. But one who while
1Associates of Freud in the Wednesday Psychological Society, formed in 1902, which became the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society in 1908. See footnotes to Jung's letter to Freud of 18 December 1912.
2Wilhelm Sekel was originally Freud's patient.
3In May 1912, Freud visited a colleague at Kreuzlingen, not far from Zurich, and because of a communication mix up, did not visit Jung. Feeling greatly slighted, Jung called the incident the "Kreuzlingen gesture," and the resulting mutual ill feeling played a part in the break between him and Freud.