Me & my Animus (shadow)
Drawing of my & my animus circa 1995
This is my second day as a “blogger”. I am feeling good about reaching out to the world and disseminating knowledge to the best of my ability. I have often had issues coming up with topics to write about, always waiting until there was a question to answer… But not anymore! I am going to write what ever comes to mind, and I hope You like it.
Did you know there are 4 personalities or 4 parts of your psyche? It’s true. Dr Carl Jung categorized two aspects very well- The Anima and the Animus.
The Animus: The mirror image of the female ego, tucked inside the subconscious mind.
The Anima: The mirror image of the male ego, tucked inside the Subconscious mind.
“What does that mean?!” *chuckle* Yes it is intriguing.
I will explain Jungs theory in my own words based on my own subconscious experience.
I am a Female human. My Ego- ego means my personality- Is Female. Within my Subconscious mind I became aware a man was living in there. Yes the place I go for my dreams and my intuition was being haunted by a man.
I soon read that we label him the ANIMUS- the inner male personality that corresponds to my outer female personality. You may ask yourself- why do these “Personalities” correspond? How do these personalities have anything to do with one another?
To answer this question we must understand the nature of the subconscious and conscious mind- and how they work together. The conscious mind is mostly what you use when you are awake (unless you are a psychic). Your consciousness connects mostly to your LEFT brain- the brain that does math, grocery lists, and other mundane tasks that keep you breathing and in a body. The right brain is your intuitive mind where creativity of all kinds comes from, as well as dreams and all things in the “Other” category.
As a Personality (EGO) you work with your conscious mind to feed, bathe and cloth yourself- and worry about the neighbors and what Lady Gaga is up too.
Your Personality gets information from the subconscious in the form of dreams, feelings, empathy, amazing ideas, and synchronicity.
To meet and Talk To your inner other (for a female ego her inner self is male – for a male ego your inner self is female) you must connect your conscious (left brain) to your subconscious (right brain).
“Okay this ‘Occultist in the Corner’ just told me I have another person living inside me and to get intouch with them I have to get the two sides of my brain to communicate. This is Nuts!!”
Yes this is nuts for some people- crazy as a Loon! However this is REAL psychology, not the stuff they are teaching in school. Remember the Occult has been a science since before science was invented. So bear with me.
Again speaking from my own perspective as a female ego (just reverse the genders if you are a man okay?) my inner Male was a direct reflection of what my Ego Personality “THOUGHT” of men. Yes my thoughts of men created the form, shape and state of my Inner Male.
Think about that for one moment. What kinds of things do you tell yourself about the opposite sex? Really?
Having been a psychic counselor for 18 years I have heard it all. What bugs me the most is when ladies (most of my clients have been female) say “Men are all the same, I want love but none of them are good enough.”
What is she selling to her inner male when she makes statements like that? She is telling him that he is weak, immature, loud, or what ever gets on her nerves about “men”. These “dark” feelings toward men then get INJECTED into her inner male.
“And then what happens?”
Then the inner male begins to act out and behave as he is told too, and chaos ensues.
You see what ever state your inner Male is in- is what you will attract in a mate!
This is known as “Like Attracts Like” from the philosophy of Hermeticism.
So I know why that sweet and beautiful lady keeps running into Jerks! Yes I know the answer- Her inner male is a Gangster 🙂
When I was working on my inner male I had a dream that illustrated what shape my Animus was in:
I heard my shower running so I went to see who could be in my bathroom. I opened the curtain and I saw Marilyn Manson (rock star). He had open wounds, very pale skin and was shaking with anxiety. I stepped into the tub and nurtured him, bathing him saying everything was going to be okay.
I had to heal my inner Marilyn Manson. No small task I will tell you.
How did I heal my inner male? Through listening to him and being careful what I thought about “men in general”. The book “LOVE MAGICK” by Laurie Cabot (The official Witch of Salem) has a meditation in it to speak to your inner male. This was the only tool I needed.
I know I started this blog talking about the 4 different parts of the psyche- but I think I only have time to cover the 2 main parts.
If you read this Blog please comment & ask questions. Thank you ! Until tomorrow.
Occult Priestess & THE ANIMUS
SEE MORE IN THE ANIMUS VIDEO SERIES @OccultPriestess YOUTUBE
Carl Jung on the Animus in intellectually gifted women
We Are All One
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Congrats on starting your new blog, Korinne! I wish you every success with it.
I think this is a great topic for posting, and I’m intrigued with it. I learned some things here I didn’t know.
Some folks believe that spirit guides are actually the anima/animus inside us instead of a separate energy. I’d be interested to hear your theory on that question.
You know, I was thinking more about anima/animus the other day, and I was specifically thinking about my inner family (which you had just mentioned to me). It occured to me that prior to my “dry run” kundalini awakening I actually discovered the inner family concepts and if left to my own devices, I likely would have found all of the information to self heal. What wound up happening was that the people around me were so disturbed by my nearly complete immersion in my inner child and healing that I wound up quitting to appease them instead of going forward. How different my life would have been if I’d just followed a FEW of my instincts!
I loved reading your blog. How fun! I really appreciate your sense of humor. Thank goodness there are still some people around that know how to bring humor into play and transform semi-serious thoughts into waves of creative energy and spread it around. Your words made me laugh and smile.
Hi, think my male is hermes