Anima x Animus

I would like to share my inspiration.

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms” by Muriel Rukeyzer
Inspired by this quotation, X8 will provide a more exciting and thrilling opportunity to escape from the world along with unconventional storytelling and stimulating content.

Stimulation through stories began with the myths of ancient philosophers, and stories about kings and royal/nobles were delivered through oral traditions.

Since then, wandering circus/drama troupes dramatized stories provocatively and shared excitement and stimulus to people around the world. And now, with the power of technology, stories are being born and shared all over the world. We, X8, are the wandering circus troupe creating new stories through collaborations and networking with various genres and artists.

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For the first theme of the story, we chose the theory of Carl Jung’s Anima and Animus. We chose it because there is a significant polarization lately, and more and more people suffer from racial, generational, and gender differences. This applies not only to us but also to the universe and the environment.

We believe this as a big change in energy and wave and the harmony of Yin and Yang in Eastern philosophy. That being said, it led to an interest in the ideas of Anima and Animus expressed by Carl Jung.

We would like to express this energy and the energy of Yin and Yang as we collaborate with various prominent creators (singers, fashion designers, fine artists, sculptors, digital media directors, painters, etc.) for exhibitions, images, sounds, spatial composition, etc., and to hear diverse people’s voices.

I tried to contact the C. G. Jung Foundation is that the unconscious academic worldview arising from the deep inner world founded by Carl Jung will be delivered to the MZ generation, who are going through the dark side of the present era, through a more diverse manner and content.

At the level of convergence, academic depth needs to be more subdivided and dealt with profoundly; but sometimes, in terms of divergence, it could be delivered in a way that suits each individual’s situation with numerous contents that fit the times







The anima and animus are described in Carl Jung's school of analytical psychology as part of his theory of the collective unconscious. Jung described the animus as the unconscious masculine side of a woman, and the anima as the unconscious feminine side of a man, each transcending the personal psyche. Jung's theory states that the anima and animus are the two primary anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind, as opposed to the theriomorphic and inferior function of the shadow archetypes. He believed they are the abstract symbol sets that formulate the archetype of the Self.

In Jung's theory, the anima makes up the totality of the unconscious feminine psychological qualities that a man possesses and the animus the masculine ones possessed by a woman. He did not believe they were an aggregate of father or mother, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, or teachers, though these aspects of the personal unconscious can influence a person's anima or animus.

Jung believed a male's sensitivity is often lesser or repressed, and therefore considered the anima one of the most significant autonomous complexes. Jung believed the anima and animus manifest themselves by appearing in dreams and influence a person's attitudes and interactions with the opposite sex. A natural understanding of another member of the opposite sex is instilled in individuals that stems from constant subjection to members of the opposite sex. This instilment leads to the development of the anima and animus.[1] Jung said that "the encounter with the shadow is the 'apprentice-piece' in the individual's development … that with the anima is the 'masterpiece'".[2] Jung viewed the anima process as being one of the sources of creative ability. In his book The Invisible Partners, John A. Sanford said that the key to controlling one's anima/animus is to recognize it when it manifests and exercise our ability to discern the anima/animus from reality.[3]





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