With a struggle, we can become more conscious of our own animus or anima. Consciousness leads to an inner relationship (with the animus or anima) which is the source of creativity. That inner relationship also makes it easier to have relationships in the outer world.
We will read five fairy tales, each about the animus or anima, and analyze them together. We will see that apparently simple fairy tales may contain astute psychological insight. You can expect to gain some new consciousness of your own relationship to that part of the psyche which has characteristics of the opposite gender. This will also give you practice in symbolic thought, which is necessary for analyzing dreams.Â This class is suitable both for newcomers, and for those who have already taken the previous classes on dreams.
Instructor: Maxson J. McDowell, PhD, LMSW, LP, is a senior Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.