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제 목 [국문]
[6권 1호] 고양이 : 여성성의 상징
제 목 [영문]
The cat: A Symbol of Femininity
저 자
박애규
출 처
37-53 page, 총17 pages
발행 년도
2015
주제 키워드
symbol, cat, feminine, Bast, anima, sandplay therapy
초 록 [국문]
The purpose of this study was to determine the symbolic meanings of the cats that frequently appear
within the dreams and sand-pictures of clients. To decipher the symbol of the cat, I proceeded to
research symbol dictionaries, encyclopedias, and articles to identify its natural characteristics and collective
archetypes as well as researching myths and legends to learn its symbolic meanings. By researching the
cats that appeared in the dreams of a man in his early 20s and the sand-pictures of a woman in her
mid-40s, I sought to understand how this symbol affects the process of each one’s individuation. The
cat, like other symbols, has both positive and negative aspects. When one looks at it as a symbol of
the feminine, it contains positive aspects like the spiritual instinct, fertility, richness, and healing. On the
other hand, it also represents destructive and negative aspects like darkness and sorcery. The symbol is
connected to the redemption of the anima, that is, the unconscious feminine in men. In the woman’s
case, it appeared as extended feminine aspects as well as dark mother images. Through this research, I
tried to show that the cat, a symbol of the feminine, has both positive and negative aspects and those
two sides need to be accepted in balanced and harmonious ways.
초 록 [영문]
The purpose of this study was to determine the symbolic meanings of the cats that frequently appear
within the dreams and sand-pictures of clients. To decipher the symbol of the cat, I proceeded to
research symbol dictionaries, encyclopedias, and articles to identify its natural characteristics and collective
archetypes as well as researching myths and legends to learn its symbolic meanings. By researching the
cats that appeared in the dreams of a man in his early 20s and the sand-pictures of a woman in her
mid-40s, I sought to understand how this symbol affects the process of each one’s individuation. The
cat, like other symbols, has both positive and negative aspects. When one looks at it as a symbol of
the feminine, it contains positive aspects like the spiritual instinct, fertility, richness, and healing. On the
other hand, it also represents destructive and negative aspects like darkness and sorcery. The symbol is
connected to the redemption of the anima, that is, the unconscious feminine in men. In the woman’s
case, it appeared as extended feminine aspects as well as dark mother images. Through this research, I
tried to show that the cat, a symbol of the feminine, has both positive and negative aspects and those
two sides need to be accepted in balanced and harmonious ways.