Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious

“man’s imagination has been preoccupied with this idea [the hermaphrodite] over and over again on the high and even the highest levels of culture, as we can see from the late Greek and syncretic philosophy of Gnosticism. The hermaphroditic rebis an important part to play in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages. And in our own day we hear of Christ’s androgyny in Catholic mysticism.” ~Carl Jung, (CW 9i, para. 292-4).