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Archetypes

An archetype is a universal role, motif, or pattern of behavior that evokes meaning and can be copied in a way that we all understand. Archetypes are often used in storytelling, myths, plays, and spiritual teachings across cultures: the fairy godmother, the wise old man, the magician, the outlaw, the caregiver, the jester. In psychology, archetypes were brought to light by Swiss psychotherapist Carl Jung, who believed that archetypes are human patterns emerging from our collective unconscious that transcend the individual and connect us all. Jung described four types of archetypes that allow us to find wholeness: persona, shadow, anima/animus, and self. Many people have utilized all forms of archetypes to help create ways to understand ourselves, our behaviors, and our identities.

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Carl Jung—What Are the Archetypes?

In this video we investigate what Carl Jung called archetypes, explaining what they are, how they influence our lives, their relationship to symbols, and their connection to religious experiences.

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Joseph Campbell—Jung and the Shadow System

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.

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Joseph Campbell—Jung, the Self, and Myth

Joseph Campbell begins exploring C.G. Jung’s idea of the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by looking at Jung’s concepts of the Self and of the Ego, and begins discussing how myth communicates between the two.

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Jungian Archetypes in 10 Minutes

This video focuses on what are regarded as the four major Jungian Archetypes: The Self, the Persona, the Shadow, and the Anima/Animus.

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Stereotypes vs. Archetypes—Hilary Blair—TEDxCherryCreekWomen

If human connection is essential, why do we thwart it by stereotyping others? Stereotypes are the fast-food of human connection: they fail to nourish us and, in the end, are detrimental to our thriving.

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More About the Great Mother Archetype

A segment taken from Women of Tibet: Gyalyum Chemo in which Dr.

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Introduction to Carl Jung—Individuation, the Persona, the Shadow, and the Self

In the second part of our introduction to Jung we examine the individuation process, dream analysis, the persona, the shadow, the anima/animus, and the Self.

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Carl Jung and the Shadow—the Mechanics of Your Dark Side

Carl Jung was one of the most important psychologists of the previous century. The notion of the shadow is central to the human condition and the ability to deal with it constitutes a challenging endeavor for most of us.

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Joseph Campbell—Jung and the Persona System

Joseph Campbell continues exploring C.G. Jung’s idea of the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by looking at Jung’s concept of the Persona/Personae - the aspects of one’s personality that been shaped from outside, by the society in which one lives.

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Dr. Robert Johnson—the Mother Complex

Dr. Robert Johnson discusses the Mother Complex that is in most western males in his film In Search of the Holy Grail.

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