Coming to age: the croning years and late-life by Jane R. Pretat

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22 Jung had entered his own autumn years. His work had brought him considerable fame. People came from all over the world to consult with him. Some stayed to become his colleagues and helpers. Others, trained in his approach to the psyche, went on to practice and teach his depth psychology in other countries. Those who worked with Jung or with his students soon understood what he meant by the price one must pay for individuation: Clearly, no one develops his personality because somebody tells him that it would he useful or advisable to do so.

In Fathers and Mothers, p. 101. Page 21 correct in attributing enormous importance to sexual symbols. It is far too easy, however, to interpret these symbols only concretely and to miss the message they present of an archetypal urge to join the opposites within the psyche. William, just turned sixty, talks repeatedly about his desire to have sex with his wife in their hot tub, wondering why it makes him so "unreasonably" angry that she refuses. Without any knowledge of the alchemical images that depict the joining of male and female in a ritual bath, William is embarrassed and apologetic about both his desire and his anger.

Yet we know instinctually that change is in our bodies, in our daily activities and in our dreams. We live in a culture bare of transforming rituals. Yet psychological development seems to require them. As London analyst Anthony Stevens writes: Archetypal symbols of initiation arise spontaneously in dreams at critical periods in the life-cycleat puberty, betrothal, marriage, childbirth, at divorce, separation, or death of a spouse, at the betrothal and marriage of one's children, at the approach of old age and death.

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