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    • archetypes
      • persona; social personality, however this may not be your true persona
      • shadow; reflect deeper parts of our psyche. It may appear in dreams. We can see it in others or deny it in ourselves. Project it onto others. e.g. Voldomort
      • God; Mental images reflect as 'religious' give meaning to all that happens. seeks meaning
    • unconscious
      • personal; contains the forgotten memories of an individual
      • collective;that we all share/a part of a persons unconscious that is common to all human beings
      • the collective unconscious  is the oldest part of the mind. Contains for blueprints for a range of ides and images
        • belief of God is shared with others
        • all born with a tendancy to  conceive similar kinds of primordial images.
    • has he explained God away?
      • NO
        • Jung could be right and God could still exsist
        • God could be a structure  in the brain and real
        • he might have created archetypes as a way to represent himself to us
        • many people who do not believe in God and have healthy personalities
        • The theory of archetypes is flawed. we all share broadly similar experiences. It is hardly surprising  we develop myths along similar lines. e.g.. the sun and light is a big part of our lives.
      • Yes
        • It is more positive and explains why many different religions share similarities
        • Jung counter argued that atheism was in itself a religion and thus people are still experiencing individuation
        • Its unfalsifiable  -  cannot be disproven
    • individuation
      • To maintain psychological health all features of personality must be integrated and balanced.
      • Needs to be a balance amongst archetypes
        • failure to maintain this balance results in neurosis and mental illness
      • its a religious process
      • the self aids the process by generating images opf wholeness
      • religion is a valuable entity


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