Re-Visioning the Masculine and Feminine Side of Men and Women

A core Jungian concept proposes that men develop their feminine side (anima) and women their masculine side (animus); this constrictive terminology confines us to rigid ideas of gender. However, Jung’s rediscovery of alchemical mythology, which uses imagery of the sun and the moon rather than masculine and feminine labels, can free us from cultural gender labeling, potentially restoring the wholeness and creativity embodied in those lights of nature. When we move from the polarizing gender dynamic to the complementary-cooperative partners of the solar and lunar modes of consciousness, we are on the path of evolution’s dynamic dance.

Presented by Howard Teich, Ph.D. and Robert Moradi, M.D.