Captured by the Mother Archetype

It was the late 1960s. We sat on lumpy cushions on the floor in the American Brahman Bookstore in Ithaca while Anthony shared passages from Carl Jung, gave examples, and led discussions about shadow, anima, animus, and Self.

I longed to understand these enticing words. Jung called them archetypes or unconscious structuring principles in the psyche. I didn’t quite get it no matter how hard I tried. Instead, I was consumed by Lamaze classes and my first pregnancy.

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by Elaine Mansfield

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