Do You Love the Flying Dutchman ?


Marie Louise von Franz writes, “A passionate exclusiveness therefore attaches to the man’s anima and an indefinite variety to the woman’s animus. Whereas the man has, floating before him, in clear outlines, the alluring form of a Circe or a Calypso, the animus is better expressed as a bevy of Flying Dutchmen or unknown wanderers from over the sea, never quite clearly grasped, protean, given to persistent and violent motion. These personifications appear especially in dreams, though in concrete reality they can be rock stars or famous tenors, boxing champions, or great men in far-away, unknown cities.”

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~ by nancyfenn on March 31, 2007.

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