Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
Is the Animus Obsolete? — Mary Ann Mattoon and Jennette Jones
Since Jung's enunciation of the animus concept in the early decades of the twentieth century, this concept has come to occupy a central position in Jungian writings on the psychology of women. In recent years a number of books and articles reflect a renewed interest in the animus as the unconscious “inner masculine” in a woman's psyche. To the writers of these works and, no doubt, to many of their readers, the existence of the animus is self-evident.
At the same time that the animus has achieved the status of dogma within the Jungian community, the concept is virtually unknown to non-Jungian psychotherapists and has come under attack from feminists who judge it from new perspectives and evidence from psychology and anthropology. Indeed, for feminist writers who know of the animus concept, it is likely to head their list of objectionable Jungian ideas and may cast a pall over the whole field of Jungian psychology. …
Athena Today: Paradoxes of Power and Vulnerability — Roger Woolger and Jennifer Woolger
In her closeness to the supreme god, her father, Zeus, the goddess Athena occupies a place of eminence in the Greek pantheon. As Pallas Athena, the Maiden Warrior and patroness of the city of Athens, she came to stand for the highest spiritual ideals and creations of fifth century B.C. Greek patriarchy. …
Carmen: Bride of Dionysus — Austin Clarkson
Carmen, the opera by Georges Bizet, has aroused considerable attention in recent years, with adaptations for the stage and screen succeeding each other in a steady stream. What is it about the work that continues to grip the imagination? Perhaps the answer lies in a change in the paradigm of the feminine principle that calls for a revision of familiar images from the past. …
Pa Chin: Family — The Patriarchate Dismembered — Bettina L. Knapp
Poetic interludes, pictorial vividness, and a transpersonal view of nature and character invite the reader of Pa Chin's novel, Family, published in 1931, to venture beyond the boundaries of China's political, social, and economic ills. Images, symbols, and metaphors flesh out members of the cast, contribute mood, and disclose events that occur in the aftermath of a decadent regime. It is a whole secret world in which deeply introverted beings, taught from birth to repress their feelings, live out their fantasies in a psychologically and intellectually circumscribed sphere.
What concerns us here most particularly are the root causes of the severe injustices perpetrated against women in China — victims of a severely patriarchal regime. How did the four young women in Family deal with such a harsh and restrictive environment? …
On Dreams and Death — Marie-Louise von Franz. Boston: Shambhala Publications. 1986. Reviewed by Edward C. Whitmont.
The Bible and The Psyche: Individuation Symbolism in The Old Testament — Edward F. Edinger. Toronto: Inner City Books. 1986. Reviewd by V. Walter Odajnyk.
Encounter With the Self: A Jungian Commentary on William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job — Edward F. Edinger. Toronto: Inner City Books. 1986. Reviewed by V. Walter Odajnyk.
The Book of Lilith — Barbara Black Koltuv. York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, Inc. 1986. Reviewed by Karin Lofthus Carrington.
Pagan Meditations — Ginette Paris. Dallas: Spring Publications. 1986. Reviewed by Julie Bresciani.
Let Your Body Interpret Your Dreams — Eugene T. Gendlin. Wilmette, Illinois: Chiron Publications. 1986. Reviewed by Anita Greene.
Invisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues — Mary Watkins. Hillsdale, New Jersey: The Analytic Press. 1986. Reviewed by Harry W. Fogarty.
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