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Archetypes, the collective unconscious and mythology.


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Archetypes, the collective unconscious and mythology.

  1. 1. Jung’s collective unconscious and mythology. Do myths reflect the collective unconscious?
  2. 2. Archetypes
  3. 3. To make the point clearer...
  4. 4. ...let’s take a closer look at the hero archetype!
  5. 5. What is the hero archetype ?
  6. 6. Good Question.
  7. 7. “The [hero is] the mana personality. He represents the ego, and is often engaged in fighting the shadow, in the form of dragons and other monsters.” -Dr. C. George Boeree, Shippensburg University Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
  8. 8. Let’s take the examples of Superman and Hercules.
  9. 9. Spiderman • Protects • Saves • Fights evil, both in the form of physical monsters... • ...and evils in his own personality.
  10. 10. Hercules • Saves • Protects • Fights evil, mostly in the form of real monsters and dragons this time...
  11. 11. Well hey! They both match Jung’s Hero archetype characteristics pretty well, don’t they?
  12. 12. This suggests that...
  13. 13. The archetypes expressed in ancient mythology and modern popular storytelling are very similar.
  14. 14. archetypes are part of If mythology, which is in turn a reflection of the collective unconscious... Does this mean that the collective unconscious storytelling, from is present in all ancient mythology to the modern myths?
  15. 15. Seems so.
  16. 16. If you still have trouble understanding...
  17. 17. Then make sure you aren’t here: And try again. :)