Psychology and Alchemy (Par. 325-6):
The centre acts like a magnet on the disparate materials and processes of the unconscious and gradually captures them as a crystal in a lattice.
If the process is allowed to take its course, then the central symbol, constantly renewing itself, will steadily and consistently force its way through the apparent chaos of the personal psyche.
Indeed, it seems as if the personal entanglements and dramatic changes of fortune that make up the intensity of life, were nothing but hesitations.
Often one has the impression that the personal psyche is running round this central point like a shy animal, at once fascinated and frightened, always in flight, and yet steadily drawing nearer.