Persephone’s journey to the underworld

The story of Persephone is one of the most captivating journeys in Greek mythology. She moves from a naïve girl that hiding between her mother’s skirt, to the powerful queen of the underworld, married to one of the original Olympians. As a symbolic journey, it’s one of a young girl growing up, separating herself from …

Alchemy, astrology, tarot cards; projections of the collective unconscious

We never see the actual archetypes around us. What we see are, in a sense, incarnations of the archetypes. The archetypes all exists in our psyche, in the collective unconscious, as patterns outside of our control, influencing us in ways outside of our awareness. What we see externally are not the archetypes, but projections of …

King, warrior, magician, lover; four archetypes of mature masculinity

When it comes to archetypes, there are countless of different ideas, theories, and attempts at describing the world. Archetypes is the major aspect of Jungian theory, a shared pattern that lies in our subconscious. A pattern that looks the same regardless of who you are. It is in this tradition that Robert L. Moore and …

Archetypes

What are even archetypes? They are important to understand when it comes to Jungian psychology, and even to grasp important aspects personality types. It was when I ventured into understanding introversion in depth that I first heard about the concept that I later found out was a major building block in Jungian psychology. Definition of …