Seeking understanding, a psychologically archetypal orientation explores the range of possibilities invoked by powerful ideas. One may move on to asking when the idea is appropriately applied, or not, but this is not the first item of interest. The first necessity is cultivating ambivalence, observing a kind of neutrality which puts to the side questions of utility, whether something is more or less fruitful, and inquires as to the nature of a pattern in and of itself -- the innate sense of a powerful and complex idea.


After establishing careful attention without drawing conclusions, it is then possible to attend to specifics and discern which consequences of the complex in question are present and more or less likely to emerge. Each potential consequence may then be evaluated to determine when a particular application of a complex or patterns might be fruitful and when not.


Please feel free to explore "archetypal" here, and let's dig a little deeper into what this idea suggests in the Discussion (below).


The archetype is not just the formal condition for mythological statements but an overwhelming force comparable to nothing I know.
—C.G. Jung




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O Scum all ye faithful: Christianity gets the punk-rock treatment at this Denver church Josiah M. Hesse  

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expand_more Archetypal Practice - descriptive spectra
To practice an archetypal perspective begins with the following guidelines:
  • Use adjectives, adverbs, and describe rather than reduce phenomena whenever possible.
  • Note doctrinal/monotheistic thinking
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What are Archetypes?

ARAS - The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism


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In my mind, I translated this title to something like "An Archetypal Survey of Tuberculosis" because ...

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