This one-hour talk will focus on various archetypal figures, both feminine and masculine, that appear in the course of women’s individuation. Their roles in disempowering women for whom these archetypes remain unconscious will be contrasted with their more positive influence toward strengthening the female self when they are faced and integrated. Dr. Beebe will give examples of how the types of consciousness such archetypes are often carrying for women in less conscious ways can become available for conscious use.
John Beebe, MD, has deepened and illuminated international understanding of psychological type through his 8-function, 8-archetype model of the psyche. A past president of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and the author of Integrity in Depth, Dr. Beebe has been writing and teaching about Jungian typology, often combined with studies of classic and popular movies, for four decades. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is co-author, with Virginia Apperson, of The Presence of the Feminine in Film.