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EMMA JUNG (1882–1955)
Emma Jung was a psychoanalyst, writer, and the wife of C. G. Jung. A lifelong student of Arthurian mythology, she is (with Marie-Louise von Franz) co-author of The Grail Legend. Her two classic papers on animus and anima were first published in English in 1955 and are required reading for training Jungian analysts.
Cover image for Emma Jung's Anima and Animus
Two Essays
Third, revised edition, 2022
Paperback original, 98 pages, $20
ISBN: 978-0-88214-964-6
Kindle/Apple Books edition, $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-88214-965-3
How do animus and anima, these all-important Jungian concepts, appear in dreams, fantasies, behavior, and mythology? This book maps a way toward an understanding of the union of opposites and the emergence of the self. There is wisdom in Emma Jung’s words, simplicity in her style, and we feel the movement of animus and anima in her soul.
Life is founded on the harmonious interplay of masculine and feminine forces, within the individual human being as well as without. Bringing these opposites into union is one of the most important tasks of present-day psychotherapy.