Religion as necessary for personal growth: individuation

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Jung argued that we acquire the qualities of an archetype from the collective unconscious

  • We repress attributes of our true self because they do not conform to the archetype, but these repressed traits must be integrated into our consciousness if we are to realise our true self

The process by which a person moves towards the achievement of the Self is called individuation

  • The integration of repressed traits results in the wholeness and balance of an individual's personality
  • Individuation aims to divest the Self of the false wrappings of the Persona and the suggestive power of the primordial images; in doing so, it will balance the contradictory nature of the archetypes and unite opposites

The way that archetypes are brought into our


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