What are Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious?
Carl Jung introduced us to the idea of archetypes as we know them today; they stem from the collective unconscious and are defined as universal, primal symbols and images that derive from shared, instinctive, mental concepts of the human race. They help us to understand why similar godlike characters and human roles existed in all shamanistic societies worldwide. Jungian archetypes actually stem from the forces of nature and include the mother, father, child, trickster and such. All archetypes that we become or that we experience make up the sum of who we are as personalities. There is one such archetype, The Victim, that I want to discuss today.Continue reading How I Dealt With Pain and Perpetual Perpetrator Punishment