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Day: July 18, 2014

A Deeper View of the Archetypes

A Deeper View of the Archetypes

While perusing James Hillman’s book, The Myth of Analysis, I came across an idea that had never really crossed my mind before: …we have become…obsessed with symbolic images, confusing archetypal reality with visual imagery (Hillman 188). This floored me! Had my love for visual symbolic imagery deceived me into ignoring deeper archetypal reality? Apparently, when there is no imaginal connection to the soul, the archetypes initially present themselves as “pictorial configurations,” symbolic images. This is fine, but one should not…

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