Anima/us ~III~

According to Emma Jung, the animus is first experienced by projecting it onto a man in the outside world, such as a father, husband, or friend, who becomes her “𝑔𝑒𝑖𝑑𝑒 π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘›π‘›π‘’π‘‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘¦. π‘‡β„Žπ‘–π‘  𝑔𝑒𝑖𝑑𝑒 π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘›π‘›π‘’π‘‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘› π‘π‘’π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘’π‘  π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘£π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘šπ‘’π‘  π‘–π‘šπ‘Žπ‘”π‘’ … ”

She describes projection as:

“π‘›π‘œπ‘‘ π‘œπ‘›π‘™π‘¦ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘›π‘ π‘“π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘›π‘π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘Žπ‘› π‘–π‘šπ‘Žπ‘”π‘’ π‘‘π‘œ π‘Žπ‘›π‘œπ‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ
π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘œπ‘›, 𝑏𝑒𝑑 π‘Žπ‘™π‘ π‘œ π‘œπ‘“ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘π‘‘π‘–π‘£π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘’π‘  π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘”π‘œ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž 𝑖𝑑, π‘ π‘œ
π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘Ž π‘šπ‘Žπ‘› π‘‘π‘œ π‘€β„Žπ‘œπ‘š π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘šπ‘’π‘  π‘–π‘šπ‘Žπ‘”π‘’ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘  𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛
π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘›π‘ π‘“π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘‘ 𝑖𝑠 𝑒π‘₯𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑑𝑒𝑑 π‘‘π‘œ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘˜π‘’ π‘œπ‘£π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘Žπ‘™π‘™ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘“π‘’π‘›π‘π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘ 
π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘šπ‘Žπ‘–π‘›π‘’π‘‘ π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘£π‘’π‘™π‘œπ‘π‘’π‘‘ 𝑖𝑛 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘€π‘œπ‘šπ‘Žπ‘› 𝑖𝑛
π‘žπ‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›, π‘€β„Žπ‘’π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘˜π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘“π‘’π‘›π‘π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›, π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘œπ‘€π‘’π‘Ÿ
π‘‘π‘œ π‘Žπ‘π‘‘, π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘ π‘–π‘π‘–π‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘¦ π‘‘π‘œπ‘€π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘œπ‘’π‘‘π‘ π‘–π‘‘π‘’ π‘€π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘™π‘‘.”

With this in mind, the archetype will never match the individuality of any man onto whom it is projected as it is an image created within the psyche. When a woman does begin to see the differences between the man and the archetypal animus image, she becomes disappointed, confused and disorientated; for this is not who she perceived the man to be.
When this conscious awakening occurs, women:
“π‘‚π‘“π‘‘π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’π‘  … π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘™ 𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 π‘‘π‘œ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘˜π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘› 𝑏𝑒 π‘€β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ 𝑀𝑒 π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘˜ β„Žπ‘’ π‘œπ‘’π‘”β„Žπ‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘’π‘›π‘‘. π‘π‘œπ‘‘ π‘œπ‘›π‘™π‘¦ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑀𝑒 π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘ π‘π‘–π‘œπ‘’π‘ π‘™π‘¦ 𝑒π‘₯π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘π‘’ π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’; π‘“π‘Žπ‘Ÿ π‘šπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’
π‘“π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘žπ‘’π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘™π‘¦ 𝑀𝑒 π‘žπ‘’π‘–π‘‘π‘’ π‘’π‘›π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘ π‘π‘–π‘œπ‘’π‘ π‘™π‘¦ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘π‘’ π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘›π‘’π‘Ÿ,
𝑏𝑦 π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘’β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘–π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ, π‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘œ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘β„Žπ‘’π‘‘π‘¦π‘π‘Žπ‘™ π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘šπ‘’π‘ 
π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘ . “

For Emma Jung, it is imperative for a woman’s psychic health to withdraw the projection of the animus and claim the authority she gives to men for herself, that is, to recognise the intellectual, powerful, and oratory elements as part of her own masculine nature.
By doing this, the animus becomes a creative power, a servant, a teacher, and a guide that can help women “π‘”π‘Žπ‘–π‘› π‘˜π‘›π‘œπ‘€π‘™π‘’π‘‘π‘”π‘’ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘Ž π‘šπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘–π‘šπ‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘™ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘π‘™π‘’ π‘€π‘Žπ‘¦ π‘œπ‘“ π‘™π‘œπ‘œπ‘˜π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘Žπ‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘”π‘ ” (pp. 223-224), initiating the ‘souls’ transformation. “π΄π‘™π‘ π‘œ π‘œπ‘“ π‘–π‘šπ‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘π‘’ 𝑖𝑠 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘€π‘œπ‘šπ‘’π‘› π‘‘π‘œ π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘Žπ‘π‘π‘’π‘π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘“π‘’π‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘–π‘›π‘’ π‘’π‘™π‘’π‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘‘ 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑛 π‘›π‘œ π‘€π‘Žπ‘¦ π‘–π‘›π‘“π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘π‘œ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘ π‘π‘’π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘’ “

If a woman ignores the necessity of cooperation between the masculine and the feminine, “π‘ β„Žπ‘’
π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘šπ‘›π‘  β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘šπ‘’π‘  π‘‘π‘œ π‘Ž ‘π‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘œπ‘€π‘¦,’ π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘ π‘’π‘‘, 𝑒π‘₯𝑖𝑠𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 π‘€β„Žπ‘–π‘β„Ž π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘  π‘‘π‘œ π‘‘π‘’π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘ π‘–π‘œπ‘›, π‘‘π‘–π‘ π‘ π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘ π‘“π‘Žπ‘π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›, π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘™π‘œπ‘ π‘  π‘œπ‘“ π‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘‘ 𝑖𝑛 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 “

~Taryn Louise Ricketts, The Animus : A Jungian Perspective on the Films of Jane Campion

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