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Animus and Anima

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Two essays on Animus and Anima by Emma Jung. In 2 parts: "On the nature of the Animus" and " The Anima as an elemental being.
Paperback, 94 pages
Published May 22nd 1998 by Spring Publications (first published 1955)
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John Kulm

Essays by Emma Jung on the animus and on the anima. I took an interest in this book because I wanted to understand, what does it mean if a woman projects her animus onto me and what does it mean if I project the anima onto her, and how do these mysterious internal images make an external affect? I also wanted more insight into the relationship of a woman to her animus and a man to his anima, and that's what this book is all about.

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Erin Panjer
Emma has a great grasp of what the Animus and Anima are and can relate back many stories and mythologies on the theme. There was a bit of sexist talk, part of what was acceptable for the day (keep in mind the vastly different lifestlyes- and how woman's lifestyle hadn't fully transferred from a traditional one) I think there is some insight to gleam from it. It's not that she thinks woman are less than men, it's that back then she witnessed a more traditional lifestyle, where woman had less free ...more
Interesting description of the Animus and Anima. The section of the Anima is much more developed. Ironic, since Ms. Jung would have worked with her own Animus over her lifetime. The paper on the Anima is most assuredly from the perspective of one who spent a lifetime looking at narrative and folk-legends. Over insightful and worth the read.
"Woman has learned to see that she cannot become like a man because first and foremost she is a woman and must be one."
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a really lebanese girl let me borrow this book, i should re read it
A few tantalizingly interesting concepts, the animus and the anima, yet horribly written. All assertion and description without any argument. And the sexist language was unreal. I'm gonna give this one two thumbs down, and I'm going to have words with that friend of mine who recommended it to me.
This book may have changed my life. I'm not sure.
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