The Role of Archetypes and Complexes
Anxiety | Archetypes | Mental Health | Psychology | Self-Development

The Role of Archetypes and Complexes

Archetypes and complexes sit at the core of Jungian psychology. To truly understand yourself, it is my opinion, that you need to know how to recognise archetypal energies and determine their role in the emergence of complexes.  No one has done more for the development of archetypes as a psychological tool than Carl Jung. The…

Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 1
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Psychology | Self-Development

Archetypes in Mythology: Cadmus And Harmonia Part 1

Understanding how archetypes in mythology relate to human behaviour is a valuable resource for self-development. Esoteric symbolism reveals how the body-mind connection works. Yet, for the most part, the psychological and biological components of ancient mythology are overlooked. As a matter of fact, had it not been for psychologists such as Herbert Silberer, James Hillman,…

Psychology’s Shadow Archetypes: Grandstander Bully
Archetypes | Greek Mythology | Psychology | Self-Development

Psychology’s Shadow Archetypes: Grandstander Bully

The Grandstander Bully is a shadow aspect of the Hero archetype initially promulgated by Carl Jung. The eminent psychologist was among the first psychoanalysts to draw comparisons between ancient mythology and the human psyche. Modern psychology has furthered Jung’s initial inquiry and categorised aspects of human nature that relate to the 12 main archetypes and…

Psychology 101: The 12 Major Archetypes And Their Shadows
Psychology | Self-Development

Psychology 101: The 12 Major Archetypes And Their Shadows

The 12 archetypes feature so predominantly in the ancient mythologies of multiple cultures they cannot be passed off as inconsequential. It is not a coincidence that ancient cultures from all over the world placed an important significance on the number 12. A logical conclusion for the consistent repetition of 12 archetypes, is that these energies…