Four Eternal Women: Toni Wolff Revisited: a Study in Opposites

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Fisher King Press, 2011 - Psychology - 328 pages
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Toni Wolff was at first the patient, and later the friend, mistress for a time, long-term colleague and personal analyst of Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung. In addition to her work as the founder, leader and teacher for the Psychological Society in Z rich which led to the establishment of the world-renowned C.G. Jung Institute in Z rich/K snacht, she published a seminal but little known work called "Structural Forms of the Feminine Psyche" ("Der Psychologie," Berne, 1951). This treatise, certainly one of the first studies in Analytical Psychology, has been the subject of the authors' investigation, attention, research and study for the past twelve years. Toni Wolff's original outline of her four archetypes barely filled fifteen pages of the journal, and was written in the academic style of professional publications of that period, sans illustration or commentary. While Wolff's work has been mentioned in short form in the work of several writers, Four Eternal Women is the first full and serious archetypal delineation of her original thesis, and examines each of her four feminine archetypes from several perspectives: Wolff's Own Words; An Overview of History and Myth; Familiar Characteristics; Lesser-Known (Shadow) Possibilities; Career Inclinations; Relationships to Men; Relationships to Children; Relationships to Each of the Other Types; The tension of the opposites set up by Wolff's own diagrammatic representation of these archetypes provided an additional dynamic to this study. Those who have followed Jung's individuation path will recognize aspects of Jung's 'Transcendent Function.' All readers may well become personally sensitized to discover their own type preferences, and how some aspects of shadow may be present in their 'opposite' partner.
 

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Contents

Angels and Insects
168
The Impersonally Related Archetypes AMAZON and MEDIAL WOMAN
171
AMAZON A Random Scroll
173
An Overview of AMAZON
175
Familiar Qualities of the AMAZON
187
Tampopo
188
Less Familiar Shadow Possibilities Of AMAZON
189
Wolffs Natural AMAZON
191

Wolffs Model
26
The Personally Related Archetypes The MOTHER and HETAIRA
29
A Random Scroll
31
An Overview of MOTHER
33
Familiar and Positive Qualities of MOTHER
37
Bagdad Café Part 1
39
Less Familiar Shadow Possibilities Of MOTHER
42
To the Lighthouse Part 1
43
Machinal
47
MOTHER and Some Career Thoughts
49
Of Men and MOTHER
53
To the Lighthouse Part 2
54
Of Children and MOTHER
57
Bagdad Café Part 2
63
MOTHER and The Other Types
69
The English Patient
71
The Grass Harp Part 1
72
A Random Scroll
75
An Overview Of HETAIRA
77
Familiar Qualities Of The HETAIRA
102
Less Familiar Shadow Possibilities Of HETAIRA
123
Of HETAIRA and Some Career Thoughts
137
Of Men and HETAIRA
147
Of Children and HETAIRA
155
Postcards from the Edge
157
Of HETAIRA and Other Types
162
Charms for the Easy Life
167
Disclosure
192
A Midsummer Nights Dream
197
AMAZON and Some Career Thoughts
201
Of Men and AMAZON
204
A Midsummer Nights Dream
206
Of Children and AMAZON
210
Of AMAZON and the Other Types
219
The Grass Harp
220
A Random Scroll
223
An Overview Of MEDIAL WOMAN
225
The House of the Spirits Part 1
233
Familiar Qualities Of The MEDIAL WOMAN
240
Less Familiar Shadow Possibilities Of The MEDIAL WOMAN
245
Moonlight and Valentino 220
246
Eves Bayou
247
The Gift
248
MEDIAL WOMAN and Some Career Thoughts
256
Of Men and MEDIAL WOMAN Book and Film Studies
276
The House of the Spirits Part 2
279
White Palace
280
Of Children and MEDIAL WOMAN
284
MEDIAL WOMAN and The Other Types
288
SUMMARY
295
FILM INDEX
296
BIBLIOGRAPHY
298
INDEX
305
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After her retirement in 1983 from a full career as an educator and later an executive for the Public Broadcasting System, Mary Dian Molton began her Jungian studies and took an advanced degree in clinical social work. She has studied at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, has trained extensively in psychodrama, and has worked as a Jungian psychotherapist since 1987. She also holds a BFA in Fine Arts, and an MS Ed. with a specialization in Secondary Theater Education. For several years she wrote, produced and chaired a weekly television series which showcased creative teaching.

Lucy Anne Sikes, MS, ARNP, is a Senior Diplomate Jungian Analyst and is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. She is in private practice of Analysis and Psychotherapy in Prairie Village, Kansas, close to Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. She currently serves as a lecturer in Jungian Theory and Practice and is past Coordinator for the Kansas City - St Louis Training Seminar of the InterRegional Society of Jungian Analysts. 

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