In psychologist C.G. Jung's Letters it is evident that he knew how the discovery of meaning could ease the burden of disease. He wrote about the domain of the numinous, that transcendent place where life's richest meanings are found: "The approach to the numinous is the real therapy and inasmuch as you attain to the numinous experiences you are released from the curse of pathology. Even the very disease takes on a numinous character."

Larry Dossey, Healing Beyond the Body