Thursday, December 31, 2015


Readings in Jung: Mother Complex and Mother Archetype

Presented by Rose Holt, MA

Six (6) Sundays: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
March 6, 13 , 20; April 3, 10, 17
First Congregational Church UCC Picture of the Church
6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO, 631055 Map it!
Fee: Friends $115; Others $135 (9 CEUs)
Text: C. G. Jung, "Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype," in Aspects of the Feminine, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982

The Mother Archetype comprises many ambivalent patterns. An individual's particular and powerful personal pattern or imprint is determined by his/her relationship with both the personal mother and other significant female influences, especially early in life. Parts of the mother compex are lived consciously; parts are split off to reside in the unconscious. Unconscious parts then are often projected onto figures in one's life, clouding real understanding of the other and the relationship. Working with one's personal mother complex, usually as it appears in dreams, can lead to increased understanding so that split-off parts--positive and negative--can be made conscious. Resolution of the complex brings increased feelings of freedom and, quite often, an improved relationship with women in one's life.

For anyone interested in the group who feels unfamiliar with basic Jungian theory, we recommend two videos: Rose Holt: "An Overview of Jungian Psychology & Its Value for Today", and Ken James: "Complexes, Archetypes, and the Transcendent Function." Both are available through our website or by calling 314-533-6809. If you have questions regarding the course, please contact Rose at 314-726-2032 or

Rose F. Holt, MA, a Jungian Analyst in private practice in St. Louis and advisory analyst to The C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis, is on the faculty of the Chicago Analyst Training Program. She has lectured widely, taught numerous courses, and authored a number of essays on topics in Jungian psychology.


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