Date: 11 June 2011
9.45am - 12.30pm
Chair: Daphne Lambert
In his essay, The Syzygy: Anima and Animus (CW9ii), Jung tells us that the son colludes with the mother imago. This is both an attempt to avoid being devoured by her and the desire to seek his spiritual enlightenment through the power of the feminine. The contra sexual archetype of the anima finds its way into his life in projection onto significant female figures with whom he seeks solace for life’s disappointments. Jung states, “ … the numinous qualities which make the mother-imago so dangerously powerful derive from the collective archetype of the anima, which is incarnated anew in every male child” (para.26).
The paper will focus on the first two years of work with an anima dominated man. I shall explore issues of masculinity and creativity in relation to being a man in the 21st century.
Trevor Jameson is a Member of the Jungian Analytic Section of The British Association of Psychotherapists. He is in private practice in Cambridge.
Daphne Lambert is a Training Analyst Emeritus of The Society of Analytical Psychology.
Venue: The Society of Analytical Psychology
Cost: £17 including coffee
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