Joseph Campbell continues exploring C.G. Jung’s idea of the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by looking at Jung’s concept of the Shadow - the aspects of one’s personality that one has submerged - and looks at how it serves as a wellspring for dream and myth.
Archetypal energies beckon us to live a larger life. We are all healers, warriors, visionaries and teachers, but often these potentials remain in latent form. Through song, dance, storytelling and meditation we can activate these archetypes.
One question I am often asked is what books to begin reading if one is interested in the Jungian world view. My top recommendations are the books of Robert A. Johnson. They are the most accessible to someone building a Jungian vocabulary.
Dr. Portko presents a lecture on archetypes as introduced by the Swiss psychologist Carl. G. Jung. This concept emerged in his development of analytical psychology and contemporary approaches to psychological theory and practice.
The anima and animus are two essential archetypes of Carl Jung's theories. They reside in the unconscious just like the shadow and just as with the shadow they both need to be integrated into one's personality to achieve one's full potential and become whole.