Religion as necessary for personal growth: archetypes

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  • Created on: 15-05-18 17:08

The word 'archetype' comes from the Greek meaning 'original pattern'

  • Archetypes are unlearned
  • They function to organise how we experience certain things, often evoking emotions
  • Jung viewed our primitive past as forming the basis of the human psyche, directing and influencing present behaviour
  • Jung noted that symbols and images from different cultures are often very similar because they have emerged from the archetypes shared by whole human race
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