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meeting my anima

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Re: meeting my anima

Post by Spinnaker » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:29 pm

@ David~

Any other books on this subject you've read and highly recommend. I need some good material I can read on the plane for my upcoming trip overseas.

Thanks!
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Re: meeting my anima

Post by David » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59 pm

Im a fan of James Hollis, a Jungian analyst

I liked this book which i reference in my thesis: Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up

https://tinyurl.com/y7wwlm6n

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Re: meeting my anima

Post by Spinnaker » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:17 am

Ordered. Thank you for the recommendation David. :-bd
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Re: meeting my anima

Post by AMA210 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Found this interesting: "Anima and animus can be understood as the middleman (or middlewoman) between the ego and the unconscious mind. It is called the “face of the soul” because it is the face of the unconscious mind. Anima, taking the form of an ideal woman, connects men to the deepest places within them. Anima’s counter, Animus, is the male face of a female’s unconscious mind. Both serve the same function: to spark personal development and unify the conscious and unconscious sides of the mind."

Interesting to me because I always said that its his face. Always about the face, not the rest of him. The face of the unconscious mind.

@Spinnaker: You have been on this journey with me since the beginning and staying with me and giving your thoughts and opinions has helped a lot. Thank you. :ymhug:
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Re: meeting my anima

Post by AMA210 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:53 pm

Is it the traits of LO's anima that I have to incorporate into mine or male traits in general?
An example would be aggressiveness in males, which I never saw in LO, mainly passive aggressive/passive.
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Re: meeting my anima

Post by french girl » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:03 pm

I have the same kind of problem if I look at my LO as a kind of animus...
He doesn't really fit the male cliché, I think he has a lot of feminine qualities.
He does have male ones too, of course, but I've always been fascinated by the fact that he has so many feminine qualities, he looks at the same time like a male, a female and a child. (whatever the thing I would be looking for, he would have it... :| )

I saw an animus guy in a really beautiful dream I had.
This animus didn't look at all like my LO.
He was taller, more athletic, much more handsome... And he seemed to be a much more balanced guy than my LO, obviously (though in the dream, I've known this animus guy for a very short time, so how could I know ?)

But still, I tend to consider my LO like a kind of animus.
I often feel more masculine than him, though... :-"
I feel much more straightforward than LO, for example : even if I'm very shy, I'm often more spontaneous and direct. And more brutal.
LO is more snake-like, likes to gossip, he is very careful and wary, he doesn't trust easily.

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