Episode 20 – Mother-in-Law

Aug 16, 2018

The mother-in-law is not only the subject of many a joke but the subject of fairy tale and myth. Conflict between the older and younger woman lies in the archetypal realm, as they struggle to come to terms with differences, age, and the power of both youth and age.

Here’s the dream we analyze: “Somehow my baby’s right arm has come completely out of her socket and is completely detached. I try to put it back into her socket, hoping for a miracle (which doesn’t happen) so I put her back into her cot. Later, I look for her, thinking I need to feed her but cannot find her. I search high and low, still there’s no baby. By chance, I find her in another room, it was like she was deliberately moved there. Her skin is very cold but she is alive. Her arm is still detached. I’ll have to take her to the doctor’s, I think, and get her arm sewn on, if that’s even possible. I wake up.”


  1. Deborah Clements

    I love and enjoy the myth and fairy tale of the Mother in law. ( I can relate)! I am divorce but I did go to hell and back. Now I am on my journey preparing for Pacifica. Thank you for sharing this group with me.

    • Joseph23455

      It sounds like you underwent a true initiation! No doubt you’ll carry that depth into the Pacifica training. Thank you for joining our community and supporting This Jungian Life.
      Lisa, Deb & Joe


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