Yes. I could not have had children because my health was very, very precarious all my life. When I was young, I would have liked to marry and have children, yet I know now in retrospect that it would have probably killed me.
So I can see that although I wanted children, it was not my destiny. – Marie-Louise von Franz, A Woman’s Way, Page 118
Donna: With today’s technological advances, many women make their decision regarding children on the basis of available birth control or abortion instead of doing that inner search.
Marie-Louise: Each is an individual case.
Every woman should listen within and she will know whether to have a child, even if illegitimately, or whether for her the answer is not to have this child. – Marie-Louise von Franz, A Woman’s Way, Page 118
PP: How do you feel about the issue of family planning and elective abortion in particular?
Marie-Louise: Once again, it is an individual matter.
One woman could err in not having an abortion when her individual situation says she should.
Another woman could err by having a child when she should not.
One must stay close to feeling to know what one should do in this matter of having or not having children. – Marie-Louise von Franz, A Woman’s Way, Page 118
Nietzsche is the prototype of modern man having an inflation because of not believing any more.
It is the madness of not only Europe but also China and America.
When people do away with religious tradition, they fall into the Superman fantasy. – Marie-Louise von Franz, A Woman’s Way, Page 103
For instance, Nietzsche says in Zarathustra, “If you go to the woman, take the whip with you.”
That is completely true for the inner life.
A man should whip his anima.
That means, he should be able to criticize his anima when it is appropriate to do so. – Marie-Louise von Franz, A Woman’s Way, Page 103