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Day: September 23, 2012

A Critique of Rugged Individualism

A Critique of Rugged Individualism

Source: Curtis, Edward S. Indian Days of the Long Ago. Yonkers-on-Hudson: World Book Company, 1915. Page 84. We think of ourselves as rugged individuals, in true Western form. We see ourselves as Egos encapsulated in earth-suits we call bodies. But we who have studied analytical and archetypal psychology know this is not true. Each one of us is composed of many Persons. Carl Jung called the process, whereby we integrate these Persons into a holistic Self, individuation. James Hillman advocated…

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