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HOW AN ARCHETYPE EXPRESSES ITSELF
The term 'archetype' is often misunderstood as meaning a certain definite mythological image or motif…on the contrary, [it is] an inherited tendency of the human mind to form representations of mythological motifs—representations that vary a great deal without losing their basic pattern…This inherited tendency is instinctive, like the specific impulse of nest-building, migration, etc. in birds. One finds the representations collectives practically everywhere, characterized by the same or similar motifs. They cannot be assigned to any particular time or region or race. They are without known origin, and they can reproduce themselves even where transmission through migration must be ruled out (CW 18:523).
…besides [the intellect] there is a thinking in primordial images—in symbols which are older than historic man, which are inborn in him from the earliest times, and, eternally living, outlasting all generations, still make up the groundwork of the human psyche (CW8:794).
As the products of imagination are always in essence visual, their forms must, from the outset, have the character of images and moreover of typical images, which is why…I call them 'archetypes' (CW 11:845).edit on 13-1-2019 by ManyMasks because: (no reason given)
Meaning: "model, first form, original pattern from which copies are made," 1540s [Barnhart]
They cannot be assigned to any particular time or region or race. They are without known origin, and they can reproduce themselves even where transmission through migration must be ruled out (CW 18:523).
Now if you want to find the truly genius in their youth, ask them to draw a vehicle that will reach a star, write a song that can’t be put in an established genre, ask the impossible and see humans innovate and evolve. That is the archetype of life and consciousness. Public schools are a place to teach rules and limits when it should be guiding how to break rules and grow.