C.G. Jung's Grave

The Jung Family grave in Küsnacht, Switzerland.

Here are some photos from my visit to the Swiss Reformed Church and graveyard in Küsnacht, Switzerland, on November 24, 2015.

Jung's funeral was held in this church on June 9, 1961. In fact, all of the funerals for the Jung family were held there. Lewis Lafontaine has a transcript of Jung’s funeral service which includes several eulogies. In one of them, Jung was referred to as a prophet. Mighty heavy words coming from a Swiss Reformed pastor.

On the Jung family gravestone, "Familie Jung" {which was not easy to find, by the way}, are the names of Jung's father, Johannes Paul Jung {1842-1896}; his mother, Emilie Jung-Preiswerk {1848-1925}; his sister, Gertrud Jung {1884-1935}; his wife, Emma Jung-Rauschenbach {1882-1955}; Jung himself {1875-1961}; his daughter-in-law, Lilly Jung-Merker {1915-1983}; and his son, Franz Karl Jung {1908-1996}. Along the top and bottom is an inscription in Latin that says, “Called or not called, God will be present” {a quote by Erasmus}. Along the sides it says, “The first man was of the earth, earthly: the second man from heaven, heavenly” {St. Paul}.

Two of Jung's long-time pupils and friends, Jungian analysts Barbara Hannah and Marie-Louise von Franz, are buried there as well. They share a gravesite, as Jung insisted that they live together in the latter part of their lives. Their funerals were held in the church as well.

I was there to pay my deepest respects to all of them.

I talk more about my visit in Episode #11 of the podcast.