After completing the Orphan Stone, Jung told Maud Oakes,
“I need not have written any books; it is all on the stone.”
He placed it outside the tower, as a monument to the place.
Inscribed on the Stone:
I am an orphan, alone; nevertheless I am found everywhere.
I am one, but opposed to myself.
I am youth and old man at one and the same time.
I have known neither father nor mother, because I have had to be fetched out of the deep like a fish, or fell like a white stone from heaven.
In woods and mountains I roam, but I am hidden in the innermost soul of man
I am mortal for everyone, yet I am not touched by the circle of aeons.
Who was Maud Oakes?
Maud Oakes (1903–1990) was an artist, ethnologist and writer who spent her life studying and recording the indigenous cultures of Native American tribes, including the Navajo of the American Southwest and the Mam of Guatemala.
She is best known for her books recording these tribes’ ceremonies, art and stories. These include Where the Two Came to Their Father: A Navaho War Ceremony (given byJeff King, with commentary by Joseph Campbell, The Two Crosses of Todos Santos: Survivals of Mayan Religious Ritual and Beyond the Windy Place.
From The New York Times
Maud Oakes, 87, Dies; Ethnologist and Writer
Published: June 13, 1990
Maud Van Cortlandt Oakes, an ethnologist, writer and artist who chronicled the culture of primitive Indian tribes in Guatemala, died Sunday at her home in Carmel, Calif. She was 87 years old. The cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease, said her conservator, Kay Woolsey.
Miss Oakes spent 17 months from late 1945 to early 1947 as the only outsider living in Todos Santos, a remote village in the Guatemalan highlands, where she studied the pre-Columbian roots of the Indians living there.
In 1951 she published two books about her findings, ”Beyond the Windy Place,” about life among the Indians, and ” The Two Crosses of Todos Santos,” detailing the survival of Mayan religious ritual.
Miss Oakes was born in Seattle and grew up in Manhattan. She developed an interest in the Indians’ past while vacationing on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound.
Her most recent book, ”The Stone Speaks: The Memoir of a Personal Transformation,” was published in 1987.
Miss Oakes is survived by a niece, Mary Barnard of Olympia, Wash., and a nephew, Alfred Woolsey of Santa Barbara, Calif.