Psychology for Lawyers
archetypes & the collective unconscious
Jung uses the term collective unconscious "to convey the idea that the human being contains psychic materials whose reality is prior to the fact of individuality. The 'collective' refers to a level of psychic contents that is deeper than, prior to, and more fundamental than the individual personality. . . . It is collective . . . in the sense that as something generically present in man, it is collectively held by all men. . . . [The materials of the collective unconscious] are present in potentia because they are inherent in the psychic structure of the individual, from both a biological and an historical point of view, and in the course of the individual's life, depending on his experiences, some of them will be actualized and developed on the surface of consciousness."
"[W]e have little choice but to continue to link the merely personal with the archetypal, to find what ancient rhythms course with us . . . ."
"[James] Hillman proposed a modification of the term 'archetypal,' giving priority to its adjectival aspect [in the term, archetypal psychology] rather than to use the use of 'archetype' as a noun. We should now consider the archetype as a value, an attribute, a quality of the image. To consider the notion of 'archetypal' from this perspective means to renounce any attempt at possessing a previously established list of archetypal or non-archetypal images, as well an any attempt at having an a priori and universalized meaning that already exists, such as those in a dictionary of symbols."
"The Concept of the Collective Unconscious," in C.G. Jung, Collected Works: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious 42-53 (Vol. 9(1)) (2nd ed.) (Princeton University Press/Bollingen Series) (R.F.C. Hull trans.)
Christian de Quincey, Archetypes: Patterns That Play in Our Psyches and Personalities [online text]
Class Viewing 1: Jung on the Unconscious and His Fallout With Freud [4:35 mins.]
Class Viewing 2: Jung on Archetypes [2:04 mins.]
Class Viewing 4: Jordan Peterson on Jungian Archetypes [4:28 mins.]
Class Viewing 5: James Hillman on Archetypes [2:59 mins.] [explaining the collective nature of archetypes; relating archetypes to symptoms]
Class Viewing 6: Introduction to Carl Jung: The Psyche, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious [10:47 mins.] [Academy of Ideas] [presentation on the collective unconscious begins at 5:08 mins., ends at 10:07 mins.] [commentary on complexes at 3:36 mins., ends at 5:38 mins.]
Class Viewing 7: The Great Mother Archetype [5:07 mins.] [Marion Woodman, Alice Walker, and Angeles Arrien]  [Marion Woodman: "You cannot see an archetype; it is an energy, a magnetic field."]
Reference (Angeles Arrien)
Archetypal Forms and Forces
[7:43 mins.] [Thinking Aloud with Jeffrey Mislove] [Angeles Arrien, author of The Fourfold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary (New York: HarperOne, 1993)] [full interview :: 27:28 mins.]
Carl Jung: What
Are the Archetypes?
Freud and the Collective Unconscious
on Spiritual Psychology
Notes on Jung:
What Is Archetype?
To Something Bigger: The Archetypes of C.G. Jung
to Archetypal Psychology
of the Child
The Great Mother
of the King and the Warrior
of the Magician and the Lover
Reference (Jordan Peterson)
Proof of Carl
Jung's Archetype Theory
on Archetypes, Psychedelics & Enlightenment
"Down the rabbit
hole you meet the archetypes"
Reference (Angeles Arrien) (Videos)
Rites of Passage
Arrien on Transpersonal Psychology
Dialogue with Michael Harner
of Collective Unconscious
Introduction to Jung's Psychology: Archetypes
Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator and Psychological Type
What the Heck
is an Archetype?
Film & Literature
to Analyze Archetypes in Film
The 8 Character
Uses of Archetypal
What Is an Archetype