The Alchemy of Gender

1 hour 18 minutes
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Jung viewed alchemy as “the historical counterpart of my psychology of the unconscious” and embraced the notion (which he felt was lacking “in Freud’s patriarchal world”) that “in philosophical alchemy, the feminine principle plays a role equal to that of the masculine.” In a humorous and inspired finale to the Institute’s 1993 Conference on gender, analyst Beverley Zabriskie assesses how effective Jung and Jungians have been in achieving the alchemical attitude which allows a true mating of the opposites, perceived as feminine and masculine, within and among us.

Part of the conference set Who Do We Think We Are? The Mystery and Muddle of Gender, recorded October 18-21, 1993.

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© 1993 Beverley Zabriskie.
Ⓟ 1993 CG Jung Institute of Chicago.


Zabriskie, Beverley

Beverley Zabriskie, MSW is a Jungian Analyst in New York City, where she is a founding faculty member and former President of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (JPA). She is a frequent national and international lecturer, and is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, including “A Meeting of Rare Minds”, the Preface to Atom and Archetype. The Pauli-Jung Correspondence.(2001, Princeton University Press,) Her most recent essays include “Energy and Emotion: C. G. Jung’s Fordham Declaration” (In press, 2015, Spring Journal Books) in Jung in the Academy and Beyond: The Fordham Lectures 100 Years later, “Time and Tao in Synchronicity” in The Pauli-Jung Conjecture and Its Impact Today (2014, Imprint Academic); “Psychic energy and synchronicity” (April 2014, Journal of Analytical Psychology) As the 2007 Fay Lecturer at Texas A&M University, she presented the lecture series, Emotion and Transformation: From Myth to Neuroscience. She was named 2002 Psychoanalytic Educator of the Year for the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education.



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