The Sacred Marriage

DURATION:

10 Weeks

STARTS:

9 October 2023

FEE:

U$250 single payment

or U$100 (3 monthly payments)

DURATION:

10 Weeks

STARTS:

9 October 2023

FEE:

U$250 single payment

or U$100 (3 monthly payments)

In the beginning God created one world (unus mundus). This he divided into two — heaven and earth.

(C.G. Jung, CW 14, par 659)

In the beginning God created one world (unus mundus). This he divided into two — heaven and earth.

(C.G. Jung, CW 14, par 659)

WHAT IS THE SACRED MARRIAGE?

Carl Gustav Jung coined the terms “Anima and Animus” a century ago, in the ealry 1920’s. To date much has been written, discussed, and debated about these two concepts. Those interested in Jungian psychology know that integrating the Anima and Animus (the syzygy) or The Sacred Marriage, is an essential aspect of the Jungian individuation journey. But what does this actually mean? This course explores the concepts of the Anima and Animus in depth, as they are conceptually difficult to grasp and challenging to understand. One of the main reasons for this confusion is that the Anima and Animus are both Complex and Archetype.

This course offers a phenomenological and experiential approach, which is a profound and effective way to not only grasp but integrate Jungian theory.

Carl Gustav Jung coined the terms “Anima and Animus” a century ago, in the ealry 1920’s. To date much has been written, discussed, and debated about these two concepts. Those interested in Jungian psychology know that integrating the Anima and Animus (the syzygy) or The Sacred Marriage, is an essential aspect of the Jungian individuation journey. But what does this actually mean? This course explores the concepts of the Anima and Animus in depth, as they are conceptually difficult to grasp and challenging to understand. One of the main reasons for this confusion is that the Anima and Animus are both Complex and Archetype.

This course offers a phenomenological and experiential approach, which is a profound and effective way to not only grasp but integrate Jungian theory.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE FOCUS ON?

The focus of this course is the practical application of Anima and Animus theory in your own psychological being and interpersonal relationships. This course will take you through the journey of integrating the Anima and Animus, not only as part of the shadow work process, but also sharing the concepts of the archetypal aspects of Anima and Animus so that you have an understanding of the ultimate goal of integration. You will work with your own imago’s, your shadow Anima and Animus, explore the dysfunctional aspect or dimension of your Anima and Animus and how it lives in your inferior function. Finally we will look at the Alchemical approach to Anima and Animus and create an image for this final work.

The focus of this course is the practical application of Anima and Animus theory in your own psychological being and interpersonal relationships. This course will take you through the journey of integrating the Anima and Animus, not only as part of the shadow work process, but also sharing the concepts of the archetypal aspects of Anima and Animus so that you have an understanding of the ultimate goal of integration. You will work with your own imago’s, your shadow Anima and Animus, explore the dysfunctional aspect or dimension of your Anima and Animus and how it lives in your inferior function. Finally we will look at the Alchemical approach to Anima and Animus and create an image for this final work.

KEY AREAS OF FOCUS

 

Anima and Animus as Complex:

exploring interpersonal aspects

Dysfunctional Anima and Animus:

identifying personal maladaptations

Anima and Animus as Archetypes:

exploring archetypal functions

Anima and Animus as inferior function:

impact of unconscious qualities

Anima and Animus in Alchemy:

Alchemical work of The Sacred Marriage

KEY AREAS OF FOCUS

 

Anima and Animus as Complex:

exploring interpersonal aspects

Dysfunctional Anima and Animus:

identifying personal maladaptations

Anima and Animus as Archetypes:

exploring archetypal functions

Anima and Animus as inferior function:

impact of unconscious qualities

Anima and Animus in Alchemy:

Alchemical work of The Sacred Marriage

HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?

The Sacred Marriage is an online programme, runs over 10 weeks, starting on the 9th of October 2023. The course includes both elements of working through the material on your own, as well as interacting with others on the course on a private and confidential Facebook Forum. There will be one webinar at the beginning of the course which will be recorded and made available to view. All learning material is delivered via email to download onto your PC or tablet and consists of a podcast and PDF reading material. At the beginning of each week you will receive the weeks material, as both a podcast and transcript, focusing on one of the five respective elements we will be covering on the course. Group work and guidance with the applications are facilitated on a private and confidential Facebook Forum. The Facebook Forum is optional, but please note that you will miss out on the shared experience of the community and facilitation.

The Sacred Marriage is an online programme, runs over 10 weeks, starting on the 9th of October 2023. The course includes both elements of working through the material on your own, as well as interacting with others on the course on a private and confidential Facebook Forum. There will be one webinar at the beginning of the course which will be recorded and made available to view. All learning material is delivered via email to download onto your PC or tablet and consists of a podcast and PDF reading material. At the beginning of each week you will receive the weeks material, as both a podcast and transcript, focusing on one of the five respective elements we will be covering on the course. Group work and guidance with the applications are facilitated on a private and confidential Facebook Forum. The Facebook Forum is optional, but please note that you will miss out on the shared experience of the community and facilitation.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

 

This course is for anyone who wants to:

* Understand how Anima & Animus act in the psyche.

* Get an overview of the complete Anima & Animus theory.

* Actively work with their Anima & Animus.

* Learn the practical techniques of integrating the Anima & Animus.

BONUS LECTURES

There are four bonus lectures included in the course. These lectures were pre-recorded and will be made available to view. See below the presenter and topic of each lecture.

BONUS LECTURES

There are four bonus lectures included in the course. These lectures were pre-recorded and will be made available to view. See below the presenter and topic of each lecture.

Prof. Joy Shaverien

Anima and Animus in therapy.

Dr. John Beebe

Anima and Animus as inferior functions.

Prof. Polly Young-Eisendrath

Dialogue in relationships.

Dr. Murray Stein

Anima and Animus in Alchemy.

REGISTRATIONS AND BOOKINGS

The Sacred Marriage start on Monday 9 October 2023

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TESTIMONIALS

Wow! What a wild ride….- I write this final summary with a grateful heart, knowing I gave my all to this course, despite wanting to give up countless times… many tears, wild emotions, freed up energy, all swirled in moments of joy…epiphanies… I am trying to account for a period in time where I’ve ventured deeper within, and I am hard pressed to find one. My world (and life trajectory) has changed because of my work in this course in ways I have yet to become fully conscious; I’ve recently had some mind blowing synchronistic events. In general, I have only begun (what will be) a magical lifelong journey of self-discovery/actualization. I’ve found a fire inside for this work and am looking forward to see where it leads me next… I want to thank you all for allowing me to be fully open and vulnerable; I felt safe and understood at all times, which enabled me to “break open” as I pursued Self. It’s also been an absolute honor to witness each of you on your respective journeys… endless beauty in that all…- So thank you from my heart! .. and a special thank you to Anja for all your expertise and kindness; it’s helped me greatly.

Jen

I have enjoyed this program so much, personally, it has had its challenges which have also been instructional and initiated a deeper reflection and inquiry.

The timing for my entering this study is so apt, it has been exactly what I needed at this stage of my journey. I have struggled with the animus for a long time. For years I have studied the usual materials/books etc. but this approach to working within a group discussion of like fellow journeyers has brought about an alchemical state or condition that has helped me integrate the animus, hopefully, at least not get caught in its mischief. Thank you to the facilitators and my fellow global cohort.

Susan

I will offer my gratitude here, as well, for this course, Anja and Tasha – the materials, lectures and applications were so well put together, and your responses to questions asked by participants so illuminating. And of course I am grateful for all that shared here, as it was thought provoking process all around. My tool/medicine kit for living fully has been profoundly enriched.  I am also particularly appreciative of the materials covered and applications, as they reflect a solid grounding in this approach to well-being and authenticity. They require much energy, and sometimes patience, but were presented in a way that I find very usuable/ accessible. I have added to my resource kit for living fully, and I am quite grateful for those able to share over this course’s forum, as I learned much from that openness. Cheers 

Carli

Thank you Anja and Tasha for the depth of your heart. Also For the offerings of these modules and providing a safe venue to share this moment in time with a community of people from around the world. 

Noreen

I haven’t managed to look into the application yet for the last module and need more time but wanted to show my gratitude for the wonderful facilitation and insights on this course and the last. (I would have loved to continue with the mystery school but my funds just didn’t allow me to sign up!) It’s been a fantastic journey for me and has helped me to see and experience myself so much clearer and I feel I have more understanding of my process. I don’t know why I have never delved into Jungian work before… The continued support also from the other participants has been wonderful and I have felt accepted and held in my individuation process. AppliedJung Anneke Janna Thank you so much for all your support and I hope to keep in contact and see you on future courses.

Christina

I wish I had been more present throughout this course. I was actually reluctant to join initially knowing I would be traveling on these dates. But I am glad I did join and learn what I could. I really needed this course right now to work on myself. I have begun thanks to you two and wonderful others in the group and I plan to continue working on it. This has been an immense learning experience. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to any other courses in the near future. Thank you again for your understanding and support.

Pragya

Some last words. Thank-you Thank-you Thank-you.
How to put into words what this course has meant to me, let me try. I have taken courses and gone on retreats, and even been on amazing trips and they have all changed my life, some more than others. This experience is different. It has quietly pulled together many many loose ends that have been dangling, like an unidentified plant on the walls of my life, Important, beautiful, interesting just not named. Sometimes I didn’t even know they all belonged together. It was done so quietly, gently and calmly you had to pay attention, or you didn’t notice. The results it was just meant to be. Like a puzzle fitting back together. Like putting one foot in front of the other and looking down and finding you have the most striking red shoes on. Each and everyone of you where part of this magic for me. Of course, for creating the space for this to happen I thank Anja and Leonie, Thanks-you for your focus. To lift the veil and give us a peek at the magical world of symbols and all it can mean to us, priceless. This is a beautiful, special thoughtfully, amazing gift. Please know it is appreciated.

Debi

I wish to thank the CAJS for this stimulating course and Anja and Tasha for their contribution and support. Thanks Anja for your always prompt and insightful comments.

I’d like to embrace the whole group for being there, sharing and supporting each other. Your contribution has been invaluable. To each of you my warmest wishes: May you go well and safe in your journey!

Anna

Thank you !! This class has been amazing! I think I’ve finally cleared another piece of resistant childhood garbage that needed healing, so thankful I signed on. I’ll continue to work with the modules and applications because I know there’s more work to do. I send Love to you and all of you who encouraged me with your posts. Keep me notified, please, of other classes!!

Joyce

Thank you for the course and for providing a great space for individual expression. Great material.

Especially thank you AppliedJung Anneke Janna for facilitating, your insights into dream space and active imaginations were extremely valuable for me. Thank you!

Lukas

I want to thank CAJS for this course and of course especially Anneke Janna for her helpful and precise comments, insights, and questions. I Also want to thank all the participant for their sharing, it made the course so unique and special. This course has added so much to my understanding of my personal Animus and Anima, and I am excited to get to know better these amazing cohabitants. Best wishes to you all.

Olafur

Better late than never 🙂 I’m grateful for people who shared their often very private and bitter experiences and very mature reflections during that course. I have learnt a lot from you and grown through that enormously. I’m grateful for the tutors for setting up the course in a way which pushed me into symbols more forcefully than I’d be able to do myself. I made my first steps into active imagination. It is a huge leap, methinks.. I thank everybody who contributed and wish the luck and courage for your next life turns.

Merle

Wow! What a wild ride….- I write this final summary with a grateful heart, knowing I gave my all to this course, despite wanting to give up countless times… many tears, wild emotions, freed up energy, all swirled in moments of joy…epiphanies… I am trying to account for a period in time where I’ve ventured deeper within, and I am hard pressed to find one. My world (and life trajectory) has changed because of my work in this course in ways I have yet to become fully conscious; I’ve recently had some mind blowing synchronistic events. In general, I have only begun (what will be) a magical lifelong journey of self-discovery/actualization. I’ve found a fire inside for this work and am looking forward to see where it leads me next… I want to thank you all for allowing me to be fully open and vulnerable; I felt safe and understood at all times, which enabled me to “break open” as I pursued Self. It’s also been an absolute honor to witness each of you on your respective journeys… endless beauty in that all…- So thank you from my heart! .. and a special thank you to Anja for all your expertise and kindness; it’s helped me greatly.

Jen

I have enjoyed this program so much, personally, it has had its challenges which have also been instructional and initiated a deeper reflection and inquiry.

The timing for my entering this study is so apt, it has been exactly what I needed at this stage of my journey. I have struggled with the animus for a long time. For years I have studied the usual materials/books etc. but this approach to working within a group discussion of like fellow journeyers has brought about an alchemical state or condition that has helped me integrate the animus, hopefully, at least not get caught in its mischief. Thank you to the facilitators and my fellow global cohort.

Susan

I will offer my gratitude here, as well, for this course, Anja and Tasha – the materials, lectures and applications were so well put together, and your responses to questions asked by participants so illuminating. And of course I am grateful for all that shared here, as it was thought provoking process all around. My tool/medicine kit for living fully has been profoundly enriched.  I am also particularly appreciative of the materials covered and applications, as they reflect a solid grounding in this approach to well-being and authenticity. They require much energy, and sometimes patience, but were presented in a way that I find very usuable/ accessible. I have added to my resource kit for living fully, and I am quite grateful for those able to share over this course’s forum, as I learned much from that openness. Cheers 

Carli

Thank you Anja and Tasha for the depth of your heart. Also For the offerings of these modules and providing a safe venue to share this moment in time with a community of people from around the world. 

Noreen

I haven’t managed to look into the application yet for the last module and need more time but wanted to show my gratitude for the wonderful facilitation and insights on this course and the last. (I would have loved to continue with the mystery school but my funds just didn’t allow me to sign up!) It’s been a fantastic journey for me and has helped me to see and experience myself so much clearer and I feel I have more understanding of my process. I don’t know why I have never delved into Jungian work before… The continued support also from the other participants has been wonderful and I have felt accepted and held in my individuation process. AppliedJung Anneke Janna Thank you so much for all your support and I hope to keep in contact and see you on future courses.

Christina

I wish I had been more present throughout this course. I was actually reluctant to join initially knowing I would be traveling on these dates. But I am glad I did join and learn what I could. I really needed this course right now to work on myself. I have begun thanks to you two and wonderful others in the group and I plan to continue working on it. This has been an immense learning experience. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to any other courses in the near future. Thank you again for your understanding and support.

Pragya

Some last words. Thank-you Thank-you Thank-you.
How to put into words what this course has meant to me, let me try. I have taken courses and gone on retreats, and even been on amazing trips and they have all changed my life, some more than others. This experience is different. It has quietly pulled together many many loose ends that have been dangling, like an unidentified plant on the walls of my life, Important, beautiful, interesting just not named. Sometimes I didn’t even know they all belonged together. It was done so quietly, gently and calmly you had to pay attention, or you didn’t notice. The results it was just meant to be. Like a puzzle fitting back together. Like putting one foot in front of the other and looking down and finding you have the most striking red shoes on. Each and everyone of you where part of this magic for me. Of course, for creating the space for this to happen I thank Anja and Leonie, Thanks-you for your focus. To lift the veil and give us a peek at the magical world of symbols and all it can mean to us, priceless. This is a beautiful, special thoughtfully, amazing gift. Please know it is appreciated.

Debi

I wish to thank the CAJS for this stimulating course and Anja and Tasha for their contribution and support. Thanks Anja for your always prompt and insightful comments.

I’d like to embrace the whole group for being there, sharing and supporting each other. Your contribution has been invaluable. To each of you my warmest wishes: May you go well and safe in your journey!

Anna

Thank you !! This class has been amazing! I think I’ve finally cleared another piece of resistant childhood garbage that needed healing, so thankful I signed on. I’ll continue to work with the modules and applications because I know there’s more work to do. I send Love to you and all of you who encouraged me with your posts. Keep me notified, please, of other classes!!

Joyce

Thank you for the course and for providing a great space for individual expression. Great material.

Especially thank you AppliedJung Anneke Janna for facilitating, your insights into dream space and active imaginations were extremely valuable for me. Thank you!

Lukas

I want to thank CAJS for this course and of course especially Anneke Janna for her helpful and precise comments, insights, and questions. I Also want to thank all the participant for their sharing, it made the course so unique and special. This course has added so much to my understanding of my personal Animus and Anima, and I am excited to get to know better these amazing cohabitants. Best wishes to you all.

Olafur

Better late than never 🙂 I’m grateful for people who shared their often very private and bitter experiences and very mature reflections during that course. I have learnt a lot from you and grown through that enormously. I’m grateful for the tutors for setting up the course in a way which pushed me into symbols more forcefully than I’d be able to do myself. I made my first steps into active imagination. It is a huge leap, methinks.. I thank everybody who contributed and wish the luck and courage for your next life turns.

Merle