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Transforming Sexuality : The Archetypal World of Anima and Animus - Ann Belford Ulanov

Transforming Sexuality

The Archetypal World of Anima and Animus

Paperback Published: 10th September 1994
ISBN: 9780877739869
Number Of Pages: 464

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For your most intimate and significant relationship with the opposite sex, look within yourself--to "anima" and "animus, " the archetypal symbols that define and celebrate the presence of the Feminine in men and the Masculine in women. These compelling figures express inner realities of psyche and spirit with which we all must grapple in putting together the pieces of our individual identities--whether we are married or single, sexually active or celibate, heterosexual or homosexual. They ultimately provide a bridge between the ego and the deepest Self, opening the way to profound self-knowledge and spiritual transformation. The authors use their broad backgrounds in psychology, theology, philosophy, and the arts to follow the archetypes from clinical practice into a fascinating range of cultural manifestations, particularly in the world's great literature--from Dante to Pasternak--making this book the most wide-ranging study to date of these central concepts in Jungian psychology.

The Anima/Animus Bridge
Anima and Animusp. 1
Anima/Animus as Complexp. 23
Anima/Animus and Identity
Identityp. 47
Anima and Animus and Other Peoplep. 62
The Ways We Educate Each Otherp. 81
The Transformative Animus and Animap. 102
Anima/Animus and Religious Experiencep. 127
Anima/Animus in Full Pursuitp. 149
Breakdown: The Collapse of the Anima/ Animus Bridge
Breakdown: The Ego's Sidep. 173
Breakdown: The Self Sidep. 195
Clinical Issues: Symptoms and Treatments
Transference, Countertransference, and Anima/Animusp. 221
Acting Out Animus/Anima and Its Alternativesp. 248
Borderlines, Bluebeard, and Deathp. 270
Repairing the Bridge
Repair from the Ego Sidep. 297
Ego and Otherp. 322
Repair from the Self's Sidep. 338
Self and Otherp. 358
Notesp. 383
Bibliographyp. 419
Creditsp. 435
Indexp. 437
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ISBN: 9780877739869
ISBN-10: 0877739862
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 10th September 1994
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1