By C. G. Jung
The concept that of the archetype is important to Jung's radical interpretation of the human brain. Jung believed that each individual partakes of a common or collective subconscious that persists via generations. The origins of the idea that should be traced to his first actual ebook in 1902 and it remained relevant to his concept all through his existence. in addition to explaining the theoretical heritage in the back of the assumption, in 4 Archetypes Jung describes the 4 archetypes that he considers basic to the mental makeup of each person: mom, rebirth, spirit and trickster. Exploring their position in fantasy, fairytale and scripture, Jung engages the reader in discoveries that problem and enlighten the methods we understand ourselves and others.
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The mother-complex ourselves with the statement that in the daughter a mothercomplex either unduly stimulates or else inhibits the feminine instinct, and that in the son it injures the masculine instinct through an unnatural sexualization. 164 Since a “mother-complex” is a concept borrowed from psychopathology, it is always associated with the idea of injury and illness. But if we take the concept out of its narrow psychopathological setting and give it a wider connotation, we can see that it has positive eﬀects as well.
On the contrary, despite their shadowiness and passivity, they command a high price on the marriage market. First, they are so empty that a man is free to impute to them anything he fancies. In addition, they are so unconscious that the unconscious puts out countless invisible feelers, veritable octopus-tentacles, that suck up all masculine projections; and this pleases men enormously. 9 Because of the woman’s characteristic passivity, and the feelings of inferiority which make her continually play the injured innocent, the man ﬁnds himself cast in an attractive role: he has the privilege of putting up with the familiar feminine foibles with real superiority, and yet with forbearance, like a true knight.
As we know, a complex can be really overcome only if it is lived out to the full. In other words, if we are to develop further we have to draw to us and drink down to the very dregs what, because of our complexes, we have held at a distance. 185 This type started out in the world with averted face, like Lot’s wife looking back on Sodom and Gomorrha. And all the while the world and life pass by her like a dream—an annoying source of illusions, disappointments, and irritations, all of which are due solely to the fact that she cannot bring herself to look straight ahead for once.
Four Archtypes by C. G. Jung