She [Jung’s Mother] supported him in an unpredictable and completely non-rational manner out of her own instincts and intuition.
Jung would refer many times, not without a certain awe, to how active in her was what he called the natural mind, a mind concerned not with ideas, ideals, and any moral evaluation and other ethical fall-out of the spirit and religiousness of man but with world, men, and things as they were, deep within themselves, or with what I have called· to myself the “great thuses” of life.
Meister Eckhart, the fourteenth-century Dominican mystic whom Jung was to study intently, somewhere called them, with far. greater precision, istigkeit- the “isness” of life and time. ~Laurens van der Post; Jung and the Story of our Time, Page 82