• Every father is given the opportunity to corrupt his daughter's nature, and the educator, husband, or psychiatrist then has to face the music. For what has been spoiled by the father can only be made good by a father, just as what has been spoiled by the mother can only be repaired by a mother. The disastrous repetition of the family pattern could be described as the psychological original sin, or as the curse of the Atrides running through the generations.

    Carl Gustav Jung, Herbert Read, Michael Fordham, Gerhard Adler (1963). “Mysterium coniunctionis, an inquiry into the separation and synthesis of psychic opposites in alchemy”