The Inner Other:
Friend or Foe?
Elizabeth Strahan, M.A.
January 23, 2001
In this presentation, an introduction to C.G. Jung’s theory of the contrasexual nature of the psyche will be explored. "Anima" and "animus" are the archetypal feminine and masculine forces which determine one’s attitude toward the opposite gender and toward one’s own sense of the Self. How one relates to these archetypes can create or destroy human relationships and can enhance or eradicate the value one feels about oneself. Tools for transforming the anima and animus from enemy to friend will be presented.
Elizabeth Strahan, M.A. is a Jungian Analyst and has been in private practice in Fullerton California for over twenty years. She serves on the Board of Directors of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. Her video series, The Language of Dreams, is available in the club library or at www.dreamweavers.org