Category Archives: Archetypes

Carl Jung, on the Trickster

Loki  The Trickster is “An archetypal psychic structure of extreme antiquity. In his clearest manifestations, he is a faithful reflection of an absolutely undifferentiated human consciousness, corresponding to a psyche that has hardly left the animal level.” Collected Works 9i, para 465.   (In context) It is no light task for me to write about… Click to continue

Carl Jung: “What is important and meaningful to my life is that I shall live as fully as possible to fulfill the divine will within me.”

(from the Red Book)   Carl Jung, on “The Resurrection of the Christ Within”   What is important and meaningful to my life is that I shall live as fully as possible to fulfill the divine will within me. This task gives me so much to do that I have no time or any other.… Click to continue

Carl Jung: “Projections change the world into the replica of one’s own unknown face…”

 Carl Jung, on the Effect of Projection The effect of projection is to isolate the subject from his environment, since instead of a real relation to it there is now only an illusory one. Projections change the world into the replica of one’s own unknown face. In the last analysis, therefore, they lead to an… Click to continue