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 …

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 …

Extraversion and introversion

Extraversion and introversion is about the direction of the libido (which, in the case of Jung, isn’t about our sexual energy, but rather defined as “the energy that manifests itself in the life process and is perceived subjectively as striving and desire.”). Definition When it comes to extraverts, this energy is focused outwards, on external …