Jung's Archetypes - The Key To Freedom
Carl Jung was the first great mind to discuss the concept of archetypes.
An archetype you can think of a role you play in some area of life.
Jung noted that within the collective unconscious there exist a number of archetypes which we can all recognise. An archetype is the model image of a person or role and includes the mother figure, father, wise old man and clown/joker, amongst others. The mother figure, for example, has caring qualities; she is dependable and compassionate. We all hold similar ideas of the mother figure and we see her across cultures and in our language - such as the term 'mother nature'.
Archetypes are often incarnated as characters in myths, novels and films - in the James Bond spy series, 'M' embodies the mother archetype, whom the spy trusts and returns to. Similar, archetypes permeate the cards of a Tarot deck: the mother archetype is seen in the qualities of the Empress card, whilst the Hermit embodies the wise old man archetype.
You can ‘become’ multiple archetypes in a single day. Interestingly, the archetype for chaotic or compulsive or binge eating is the devouring wolf.
There are, however some archetypes that are age-appropriate. Everyone is at these stages depending on their age and stage of life.
They are for women The Princess and The Queen
for men The Prince and The King
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