Finding Your Self: Archetype: Formation of the Collective Unconscious

This blog post explains the concept of an Archetype (pattern of behavior/thought, innate images): “An Archetype is an innate (i.e. existing from birth) tendency that molds and transforms the individual consciousness. Archetypes are defined more through a drive than through specific inherited contents (i.e. not formed from genetics alone). Archetypes are a matrix which influences … Continue reading Finding Your Self: Archetype: Formation of the Collective Unconscious

[Analytical Psychology] Continuation of Shadow Self & Soul Image: Shadow Dance

Honesty with oneself and no rash anticipation of what the other side might say are the conditions of this technique for educating the anima/animus [soul image]. What holds us back from the other side is fear. The other side is the inner "true" self. The other side is also the other world(s) which controls us … Continue reading [Analytical Psychology] Continuation of Shadow Self & Soul Image: Shadow Dance

[Analytical Psychology] Individuation Process: Phase I & II: Finding Shadow Self & Soul Image

We all have a “dark” side, a side of us well hidden from the outer world. We all have an innate side that is untamed, not conformed to society, yet not free. This side holds all our desires, fantasies, yearnings and passions. This side of us is under our personas, our external personalities, our masks … Continue reading [Analytical Psychology] Individuation Process: Phase I & II: Finding Shadow Self & Soul Image