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One should not forget that Jung was the first to show a way and to promote it, long before there was Women’s Lib and such things; showing that we now have to try, for the first time in history, to establish a real relationship between men and women beyond the blind attraction through the projection of animus and anima. ~Marie-Louise Von Franz, The Cat: A Tale of Feminine Redemption, Page 93-94

For Jung, the Assumptio was a sign of the times pointing toward the equality of women, women’s rights, and how this equality had been finally and officially raised to the metaphysical realm in the figure of the divine woman. ~Marie Louise von Franz, Homage to MLVF, Page 413

A marriage is more likely to succeed if the woman follows her own star and remains conscious of her wholeness than if she constantly concerns herself with her husband’s star and his wholeness. ~ Carl Jung, Conversations with C.G. Jung, Page 51.

My experience has impressed the tenacity and toughness of the female nature, which nothing has changed for thousands of years, far too deeply upon me for me to suppose that the right to vote could bring such a wonder to pass. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, 24Jan1959.

You are quite right; with the dogma of the Assumptio the unconscious “wells into the Church,” since Woman is its (the unconscious) representative on earth. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 230-232.

European philosophy must take into account the existence of feminine psychology. ~Carl Jung to Richard Wilhelm, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 67-68.

For a long time Christianity was exclusively a religion of the light; in other words, the Yang, the bright quality, the male substance.
It is the prerogative of our times to discover that woman has a psychology, that there is another viewpoint outside the masculine world.
It was an entirely new discovery that the world could be looked at from a quite different angle, from the Yin angle. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Pages 526-527

I have always advised analysts: “Have a father confessor, or a mother confessor!” Women are particularly gifted for playing such a part.

They often have excellent intuition and critical insight, and can see what men have up their sleeves, at times see also into men’s anima intrigues. They see aspects that the man does not see. ~Carl Jung, MDR, Page 134.

Most men are afraid of something and are full of prejudices—which are not there in the case of most women. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters, Pages 244-251

Women are much tougher than men underneath. To call women the weaker sex is sheer nonsense. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung Speaking, Pages 244-251

But the integration of the feminine into the world of masculine Logos to which our culture has been committed up to the present was not simply a personal matter with Jung.

He was convinced that in general it is required of everyone these days. ~Marie Louise Von Franz, C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time, Page 146

The feminine demands just as personal a representation as the masculine …. Just as the person of Christ cannot be replaced by an organization, so neither can the bride by the Church …. ~Carl Jung, Jung by Gerhard Wehr, Page 391

But a larger mind bears the stamp of the feminine; it is endowed with a receptive and fruitful womb which can reshape what is strange and give it a familiar form. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time, Page 145

The feminine factor had a determining influence on Jung’s personality and thought.

The intellect, the purely masculine spirit of the world of professional scholarship, was alien to him, because this world knows nothing of the process of fertilization through the unconscious. ~Marie Louise Von Franz, C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time, Page 145

Because the law of life in these matters is as timeless as it is impartial, Jung also was guided in this going down as he had been up to the edge of the abyss by a spirit that was essentially feminine.  ~Laurens van der Post; Jung and the Story of our Time, Page 160

At all times there have been wise and shrewd women to whom even clever men have gone for advice. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 477-478

There are countless women who succeed in public life without losing their femininity.

On the contrary, they succeeded precisely because of it. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Pages 477-478

The feminine factor had a determining influence on Jung’s personality and thought.

The intellect, the purely masculine spirit of the world of professional scholarship, was alien to him, because this world knows nothing of the process of fertilization through the unconscious. ~Marie Louise Von Franz, C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time, Page 145

But a larger mind bears the stamp of the feminine; it is endowed with a receptive and fruitful womb which can reshape what is strange and give it a familiar form. ~Carl Jung, C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time, Page 145

But the integration of the feminine into the world of masculine Logos to which our culture has been committed up to the present was not simply a personal matter with Jung.

He was convinced that in general it is required of everyone these days. ~Marie Louise Von Franz, C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time, Page 146

The mandala differs from a personal god-image not only in its feminine aspect but also in its unequivocally mathematical-geometrical character. ~Marie Louise Von Franz, C.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time, Page 150

I would strongly advise you to do this bit of analysis with a woman, since experience has shown that analysis with a man always has an effect on the animus, which for its part loosens up the personality again, whereas analysis with a woman tends on the contrary to have a “precipitating” effect. C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. I, Pages 190-191

Hence a man’s greater liability to total despair, while a woman can always find comfort and hope; accordingly a man is more likely to put an end to himself than a woman. ~Carl Jung, CW 6, Para 805

A woman is more likely to acknowledge her own duality. A man is continually blinded by his intellect and does not learn through insight. ~Carl Jung, Jung-Ostrowski, Page 51.

But the feminine spirits that led Jung on his first essays were not beautiful at all: We have seen one representative already described by Freud as a “phenomenally ugly female” and she was by no means the only one.  ~Laurens van der Post; Jung and the Story of our Time, Page 160

It is perfectly all right to have it [Holy Spirit] masculine. You can have it as masculine as you like. But what on earth is the good of something masculine except by reference to something feminine?-That is the whole point of it! ~Carl Jung, Eugene Rolfe: Encounter with Jung, Page 203

The man, through his anima, is driven away from logos into the feminine sphere, has longings for feeling states. ~Carl Jung, Sabi Tauber: Encounters with Jung, Page 118

Mary represents the feminine that is innate in every man.

But in intellectual men the feeling function is often undeveloped, just as for beautiful women beauty is often valued higher, at the cost of thinking. ~Carl Jung, Sabi Tauber: Encounters with Jung, Page 111

When I had questioned Jung about the symbolism of the foundation, he said, “The whole base was constructed on the bases of six and two. Six had the implication of Venus-the feminine-her number.

It also represented the Star of David. The Stone’s foundation had three levels: the first level of six rocks; on top of them two rocks; and surmounting them the Stone as One itself.” ~Maud Oakes, The Stone Speaks, Page 125

Later on in history one sees that the Germanic women definitely influenced the fairy tales, which are really old myths; all the famous German fairy tales were made by women, they are full of feminine symbolism. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 798-799

So I think that in those very remote times, feminine psychology played a great role, and it is quite possible that the Wotan myth is a remnant of the original feminine imagination, which was then transformed by poets, men who had heard such stories from their mothers. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 799

The feminine mind is earth which awaits the seed. This is the meaning of transference. Carl Jung, Jung-Kirsch Letters, Page 63