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The Anima and Animus

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Sex Wars: How Do Women and Men REALLY Feel About Each Other? (Part One) What's happening in the perennial "war between the sexes"? While women and men daily love, live and work together in apparent peaceful co-existence, subterranean resentment, anger and rage rumble just below the surface, erupting intermittently into sexual tension, verbal sparring, and, sometimes, outright violence. What stimulates such antagonism, anger and rage between the sexes? I first tackled this ticklish subject twelve years ago, in a chapter from my book Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic .

The subject matter--or at least my particular approach to it--proved so controversial that my usually fearless publisher considered the possibility of excluding the chapter, finally agreeing to accept a somewhat toned down version. Two of my central points in that chapter are that animosity clearly does exist between the sexes, a barely concealed anger that pervades all spheres of social intercourse, and negatively affects intimate relations between women and men. Dr. Neumann, a pupil of C.G. The Animus and Anima - Archytypal symbols in Dreams.

Dream interpretation Part 2 Theories An archetype is an unlearned tendency to experience things in a certain way. An archytype in Jungian terms belongs to the collective unconscious. (The collective unconscious according to Jung is a level of consciousness which all human share but which is largely unconscious in most of us, What we are not conscious of tends to a) present itself in dreams asking for recognition or b) come up, usually in a distorted way when we least expect it!) Archetypes are among the most powerful and most significant of all items found in dreams. An archetype can also refer to the perfect example of an object – the object by which all others are judged. Mother's love possibly being the most used example. In this artical I am going to look at the archetypes of the animus and anima. The animus is a term used by psychologist Carl Jung to represent the masculine side of the female. In stage two, the animus gives the woman the initiative and the ability to take action.

ANIMA/ANIMUS. The Power of the Feminine - Marion Woodman.