To Father Victor White
Dear Victor, Bollingen, 21 September 1951
I have seen Mrs. X. and I assure you she is quite an eyeful and beyond!
We had an interesting conversation and I must admit she is quite remarkable.
If ever there was an anima it is she, and there is no doubt about it.
In such cases one had better cross oneself, because the anima, particularly when she is quintessential as in this case, casts a metaphysical shadow which is long like a hotel-bill and contains no end of items that add up in a marvellous way.
One cannot label her and put her into a drawer.
She decidedly leaves you guessing.
I hadn’t expected anything like that.
At least I understand now why she dreams of the Derby winners: it just belongs to her!
She is a synchronistic phenomenon all over, and one can keep up with her as little as with one’s own unconscious.
I think you ought to be very grateful to St. Dominicus that he has founded an order of which you are a member.
In such cases one appreciates the existence of monasteries.
It is just as well that she got all her psychology from books, as she would have busted every decent and competent analyst.
I sincerely hope that she is going on dreaming of winners, because such people need money to keep them afloat.
If you see Mrs. X., please tell her how much I’ve enjoyed her visit-but keep quiet about my other expectorations!
She must not be frightened too soon.
Don’t work too much!
C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 24-25.