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We continue our series on the Great Minds of Psychology with the work of Marie-Louise Von Franz, who began studying with Carl Jung in high school. Her expansive career and work on dreams, alchemy, Individuation, the Feminine Principle and the Puer Aeternus and Puella Eterna (eternal boy and girl). We explore:

  • Why it is never too early to learn about the psyche
  • Von Franz’s contributions to psychology, including Dreams and Alchemy, as well as her work with Fairy Tales and archetypes
  • Puer Aeternus (Peter Pan Syndrome) and Puella Eterna (eternal girl) and how remaining as a child can stall your life
  • How the balance between structure and playfulness is necessary for full self-expression

This podcast represents the opinions of Debra Berndt Maldonado and Robert Maldonado, PhD. The content here should not be taken as medical/mental health advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your mental healthcare professional for your mental health questions.

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Why Some People Never Grow Up


Debra Maldonado  00:28 

Hello, everyone. Welcome to another episode of Soul Sessions with CreativeMind. I am Debra Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado. We’re excited to continue our series on the great minds of psychology. This week, we’re focusing on Marie Louise von Franz, who studied with Jung. We’re also focusing on her work of the eternal boy and the eternal girl. The topic is Why Do Some People Never Grow Up. Before we begin, we’re going to remind everyone to join us by subscribing to our channel to make sure you don’t miss another episode, if you’re watching us on YouTube. If you’re listening to us on one of the podcast services, don’t forget to subscribe, because we have a great series and you want to make sure you get everyone. Let’s talk about Marie Louise.

Robert Maldonado  01:25

Before we get going, I want to mention and dedicate this podcast to our friends and listeners in Turkey. We know, right now you’re in the middle of a big transition. We wish you the best. Marie Louie von Franz is another incredible mind in psychology, her work is still very relevant today. Recently, I heard Chiron, the publishing company is about to publish her collected works in hardcover. Those of you that want to geek out with her work, it’s going to be an incredible set of volumes. She studied with Jung very early on. She met Jung when she was still in high school, 18, and when into analysis with him at 19.

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