Tony Robbins: The Power Working with Archetypes
Archetypes are an element of the collective unconscious, according to Jungian psychology. They are elements of the collective unconscious seen throughout time and culture in art, myths, religion and dreams.
Jung’s intuition that there was more to the psyche than individual experience might have begun in Jung’s childhood. The first dream he could remember was of an underground phallic god.
This, along with his research on psychotic patients and self-analysis, supported this idea that there is a universal psychic structure that underlies all human experience and behavior.
Jung also studied what is called “Shadow.” His initial research indicated that Shadow was an archetype on its own. Later reasearch indicates that Shadow is what some think of as “the dark side” of all the different archetypes and explains subconscious behavior that most of the time we don’t even notice.
There are many different archetypes, but four that are shared by every one of us: The Child, The Victim, The Saboteur and The Prostitute. All of these archetypes are there to protect you, however misled their efforts may be. Working with shadow is a powerful tool in overcoming limiting beliefs and subconscious ideas that cause struggle in our lives and difficulty attaining our goals.
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