Arlene LandauTragic Beauty

    Book Title: Tragic Beauty
    Publisher: Spring Journal Books
    Year Published: 2011
    Pacifica Program: Myth Studies
    Graduation Year: 1998

    Tragic Beauty

    Aphrodite girls always stand out, and they get many boyfriends, marriage proposals, and marriages, but they can’t stick, they go on to the next great love time after time, often not learning anything from the experience. The next one will certainly be better than the last… As James Hillman says, “Psyche serves in the temple of Aphrodite. Aphrodite is what makes something light up so you want it.” 

    But as time moves on, Aphrodite girls often end up alone.

    About Arlene Landau

    Arlene Diane Landau, Ph.D., is a Diplomate Senior Jungian Analyst. She is a member of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. Dr. Landau has been a certified Jungian analyst for 16 years and a psychotherapist for 25 years.

    As a mythology scholar she has provided an archetypal analysis of the novels of Thomas Hardy. Dr. Landau holds a bachelor’s degree in fine art, masters degrees in psychology and mythological studies, and a PhD in mythological studies. She has lectured in Berlin, Bucharest, Cape Town, London, and in the United States. She is a board member of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. Dr. Landau has been active in the teaching, analysis, and evaluation of candidates in training to become Jungian analysts. Her interests include art, literature, theater, and film.

    Arlene is in private practice in Pacific Palisades, CA. For more information, visit her website at

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