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Day: May 20, 2014

On the Nature of the Archetype

On the Nature of the Archetype

In his work, On the Nature of the Psyche, Carl Jung differentiates between the modus operandi of the archetype, and the archetype as such: The archetypal representations (images and ideas) mediated to us by the unconscious should not be confused with the archetype as such. They are very varied strucĀ­tures which all point back to one essentially “irrepresentable” basic form. The latter is characterized by certain formal eleĀ­ments and by certain fundamental meanings, although these can be grasped only approximately….

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