Just about any man across cultures and age and religion and so on knows how to handle an Animus Possessed woman: let her be right. But how does one handle an Anima Possessed man?
I'm friends with a man who goes into anima possession around me habitually. The first time was in March of 2018. It has escalated steadily from then until now at once a month, the most recent ones lasting 24-36 hours. It's exactly in the way Jung describes Anima possession in Aion.
I talk to this man daily and know him well. I know he isn't in the habit of doing this with anyone else (unless he does this with his wife, which is none of my business). What IS part of my business is him - he is about to become my business partner and we work together well. It is elemental that this man stay in my life but as a professional and friend.
What is the proper response to an Anima Possessed man if you do not want to encourage him to fall in love with you (assuming he isn't already)? What are things I can do when he is in this state to calm him down and soothe his ego without being forced to engage with him on this level? Similarly, is there anything I shouldn't do that might encourage this or enmesh myself into his anima projection?
I'm seeking Jungian insight gleaned directly from Jung or from secondary sources who actually knew and interacted with Jung regularly. Because I know it was so elementary to Jung's Anima theory, I'm going to read She by Robert Johnson and I believe I have read all the material directly from Jung on the topic, but just to be sure I'm open to any suggestions to further reading, especially if it might appear in letters or a lecture.