Anima, Animus, and the Magical Other

“When animus and anima meet, the animus draws his sword of power and the anima ejects her poison of illusion and seduction. The outcome need not always be negative, since the two are equally likely to fall in love (a special instance of love at first sight).”– C.G. Jung Carl Jung used the term animaContinue reading “Anima, Animus, and the Magical Other”

Projection: You Are My Mirror and I Am Yours

Projections change the world into the replica of one’s own unknown face.”– C.G. Jung Projections are images we have of others, which are generated by the psyche and based in our own fears, desires, impulses, and unresolved issues, most of which are unconscious. Carl Jung wrote, “We must bear in mind that we do notContinue reading “Projection: You Are My Mirror and I Am Yours”

What is the Self?

This blog post is the first in a series that discusses concepts I believe are fundamental to healing, mainly from the perspective of Jungian, Archetypal, and depth psychology, upon which a great deal of my approach to healing work is based. These blog posts provide an overview of psychological and spiritual ideas, including definitions, asContinue reading “What is the Self?”