Archetypes and Fate

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Archetype, Complexes and Fate

 

Archetypes are complexes of experience that come upon us like fate, and their effects are felt in our most personal life.

The anima no longer crosses our path as a goddess, but, it may be, as an intimately personal misadventure, or perhaps as our best venture.

When, for instance, a highly esteemed professor in his seventies abandons his family and runs off with a young red-headed actress, we know that the gods have claimed another victim.

 

Collected Works 9(i)
Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
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Image:  John Strudwick

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