• Why do we fall in love with certain people (and then the opposite type sometimes!)
  • How does Love turn into Hatred and why? How does Anima/Aanimus projections work?
  • How do our partnerships mirror the relation we have with our man/woman within?
  • What is a healthy relationship?
  • What is the integration process with Anima/Animusand and where are you in that process? Are you possessed by Anima/Animus?
  • How does your relation with Anima/Animus is reflected in your psychological balance and personal growth?

In this course, students will learn about the basic dynamism of partnerships, as projections of the opposite sex energies in our psyche. They will also learn the gifts of these energies usually bestwoed upon us after challenges of life.

Anima is related to creativity, intuition, feelings, ideas, attention to details and perfection, here & now experience and more. Animus is related to social identity, the ability to express ourself, assertiveness, goal orientation, sensation, logics and more. Anima is "the image" and Animus is "the word".

Azin Izadifar is the author of the book " Anima/Animus: A handbook of integration process".


This course is ideal if

  • You are interested in learning more about depth psychology and its language of symbols and mythology.
  • You are interested in having a better understanding of masculine aspects, feminine aspects, relational psychology and the notion of the shadow from a Jungian perspective.
  • You want to learn more about Jung’s concept of the Animus and Anima.
Azin · June 2, 2021

the inner female and male energies of the psyche

What is the Anima and Animus?

Carl Gustav Jung coined the terms “Anima and Animus” in 1921. To date much has been written and discussed about these to concepts. Those interested in Jungian psychology know that integrating the Anima and Animus (the syzygy) is an essential aspect of the Jungian individuation journey. But what does this actually mean? Anima and Animus as purely theoretical concepts are difficult to grasp and understand. Our approach at Azin Academy is the actual integration and application of the Jungian theory for the ongoing individuation journey. A phenomenological and experiential approach is ultimately the only way to not only grasp but integrate Jungian theory. Without that it will remain forever at arms length, abstract and out of reach.

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