March 15-16, 1996: Ann and Barry Ulanov

Lecture: The Friday lecture will explore the significance of anima and animus, the inner contrasexual complexes, as bridges between ego and Self, and show in many ways-simple, profound, recurrent-how they color our lives.

Workshop: The Saturday seminar/workshop will address anima issues in men and animus issues in women as the demands the Self makes upon the ego, forcing the spiritual side of our sexual identities into consciousness. Split the anima and animus and unlived life; rage and contempt between the sexes, fantasy and identity, inner and outer marriage will be addressed, with archetypal examples from music, literature, and the visual arts.


Ann Belford Ulanov, M. Div., Ph.D., L.H.D., is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, a Jungian Analyst, and a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute, N.Y. She is the author of many books and articles, including The Feminine in Christian Theology and in Jungian Psychology; The Wisdom of the Psyche; and The Wizard’s Gate. 

Barry Ulanov, Ph.D., D. Litt., is McIntosh Professor of English Emeritus, Barnard College, Columbia University, and at present Lecturer in the Psychiatry and Religion program at Union Theological Seminary. Among his many books are Duke Ellington: A history of Jazz in America; The Two worlds of American Art: The Private and the Popular; and Jung and the Outside World. He has written for radio and television and edited four music magazines.

Together, Ann and Barry Ulanov have written Religion and the Unconscious; Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying; The Witch and the Clown: Two Archetypes of Human Sexuality; The Healing Imagination; and Transforming Sexuality: The Archetypal World of Anima and Animus. They are co-editors of The Journal of Religion and Health. 

Anima and Animus