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Animus – Anima: A Jungian Reset? – Presented by JACO Members Mary Marx and John Schuster
March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ESTFree
C G Jung has been credited largely with the concept that men have an inner feminine and women have an inner masculine (i.e., the contrasexual self) which allows all people access to both gendered energies. The cultural limits of Jung’s life have created confusion for people working with and studying his writing for decades, and the non-binary choices that now exist go way beyond anything Jung saw in his time. Susan Rowland’s work on Jung and gender make an important contribution here. This session is a forum for discussion of anima and animus in a contemporary context.
Mary Marx taught English classes on myth and folktales at Chatfield College. She holds master’s degrees from UC and Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is past OLLI moderator of Myth and Symbols in Mary Renault’s The King Must Die, and Seamus Heaney’s Sweeney Astray (with R. Shanklin).
John teaches leadership coaching at Columbia University. He has an MA in literature and an MA in psychology. He is co-author of The Power of Open-book Management and author of Answering Your Call: A Guide to Living Your Deepest Purpose as well as The Power of Your Past: The Art of Recalling, Recasting, and Reclaiming. In 2018, John launched a podcast about aging with intention called Stories for the Ages on NPR.