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By Richard M. Gray

Archetypal Expressions is a clean method of considered one of Jung's best-know and most enjoyable suggestions. Richard M. grey makes use of archetypes because the foundation for a brand new technique of analyzing the realm and lays the principles of what he phrases an "archetypal sociology". Jung's principles are mixed with components of contemporary biology and platforms thought to discover the fundamental human stories of existence, which recur during the a while. Revealing the implicitly cross-cultural and interdisciplinary nature of Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Explorations represents an important contribution to the literature of archetypes and integrative ways to human behaviour.

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Jung, 1921/1971, para. ) Jung next makes some attempt to account for the existence of the archetype by appealing to a relationship between the archetype and environmental pressures. But he discards a simple developmental reflection of environmental influences, holding that such reflection would probably not appear in symbolic form. Instead, he points to an evolutionary mechanism. The means of inheritance, however, is related by Jung to the properties of life in general, positing no specific genetic mechanism.

The bipolar nature of most processes seems ubiquitous. The archetype, as we have seen, exhibits its bipolarity on multiple levels: • It is the most polar opposite imaginable to the instinct, yet each archetype corresponds to, and is intimately related to, an instinct. • It is the deintegrate of the self, an autonomous content, but also an expression of the integrated self. • It is capable of acting as the bearer of meaning but can also dominate consciousness to the exclusion of conscious direction.

Jung, 1959/1968b, para. 352) Wholeness is always regular, and for Jung the quaternio always required a specific context. The context itself was graphically represented as a third dimension of development perpendicular to the other two. Thus the four psychological functions were placed into a true psychological context along the introversion/ extroversion axis. Similarly, the four directions of spatial orientation take their meaning in the context of the axis mundi. This results in the octahedral system of relations that Jung used to understand the recurrence of the quaternio principle.

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