From The Heroine’s Journey by Maureen Murdoch:
“Jung says that the creative process in a woman can never come to fruition if she is caught in an unconscious imitation of men or identifies with the inferior masculine in her unconscious. He defined the masculine as the ability to know one’s goal and to do what is necessary to achieve it. If that inner masculine remains unconscious in a woman, he will persuade her that she has no need to explore her hidden motives and will urge her to a blind pursuit of her conscious goals, which of course liberates her from the hard and undramatic task of discovering her real individual point of view.”
The quote originally comes from a book by Helen Luke: Woman, Earth and Spirit.
A light went on for me as I read this paragraph. I’ve been trying to point this out to myself for years but haven’t properly understood the message until I read that. The photo shows a collage I made a year and a half ago.
I wonder if it’s the same in reverse for men if they internalise an inferior feminine aspect?