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Introduction
WithTessa Adams, Andrea Duncan
Pages 6

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book focuses on Toni Wolff’s influential relationship with Jung, which has been both trivialized and deified. It discusses the prospect of the existence of a subordinated maternal matrix that services creativity that may be apprehended without full signification. The book explores Jung’s problematical denigration of the animus in contrast to his benign treatment of the anima and argues that this lack of symmetry has a bearing on the status of his relationship with Toni Wolff. It outlines The Tempest with regard to the image work of Hillman and Jung’s transcendent function. The book looks at the work of Charlotte Bronte, discussing individuation as a theme in the activity of women writers and artists. It shows that there is an exploration of metaphoric and somatic language in relation to the experience of individuation that is at variance with theoretical positions.