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A Library Guide to Jung's Collected Works

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Reference publications: Wise Man/Woman

Jung on the Wise Man/Woman archetype

Jung's essays on the Wise Man archetype from the Collected Works:

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Additional resources on the Wise Man/Woman archetype

Print books and Ebooks on the Wise Man/Woman archetype available from the library:

Becvar, D. S. (2005). Tracking the archetype of the wise woman/crone. ReVision, 28(1), 20–23.

"The article discusses ancient cultures, religions and mythologies, the relation of culture and religion with the development of women since ancient time. Particular focus is given to the three facets of Goddess in the development of women including the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone. It also focuses on the model of consistency between beliefs and behaviors."

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Downing, C. (1991). The crone: Rites of ancient ripening. Anima, 17(2).

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Levin, C. B. (2020). Becoming wise. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 40(3), 207–217.

"This is an essay about the author’s personal journey to finding wisdom as she is growing old. Although she has the good fortune of being in good health and having longevity in her family, she knows that tomorrow is promised to no one, and she has lived most of her life. After exploring how living is changing for her as she approaches seventy-five, she goes on to memorialize her parents and claim the valuable things she internalized from them. She shows how she has become more patient and flexible in her clinical work as time has gone on, and in writing her essay, realizes that she is approaching retirement, a true fact, she says. Writing has helped her bring coherence to her life story, to feel happy with her life and feel like a wise woman who is 'free to wear purple'".

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