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The soul or inner self of a person
The inner self (not the external persona) of a person as opposed to the persons that is in touch with the unconscious ; also the unconscious feminine aspect in the male
The feminine side of a man
the feminine principle in men, in Jungian psychology
the feminine component of the unconscious male psyche and inner counterpart to the persona Possibly she reflects a man's smaller number of female genes Ultimately an archetype of Eros and of life itself, this "woman within" functions as a filter, bridge, guide, and mediator between the ego and the deeper layers of the unconscious As long as she's not differentiated she stands for the unconscious; later, she stands apart, a daughter to the Wise Old Man who compensates her and sometimes mate of the shadow Because she carries a man's "soul" and his "relatedness," she can be fully realized only with a female partner "If a man cannot project his anima, then he is cut off from women" (Analytical Psychology)
[one of the astasiddhis]: subtlety
{i} soul, psyche, spirit; existence; feminine part of the male personality (according to Jungian psychology); true inner self
The female element of the male unconscious Also feelings, moods, or a "receptiveness to the irrational "
(Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious





    [ 'a-n&-m& ] (noun.) 1923. Latin anima (“a current of air, wind, air, breath, the vital principle, life, soul”), sometimes equivalent to animus (“mind”); see animus and compare Greek άνεμος (“wind”).

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