archetypes

Understanding Archetypes: A Path to Personal Growth and Self-Discovery

Unlocking the mysteries of the human psyche is an age-old pursuit, and within this quest lies the exploration of archetypes. These enigmatic figures, deeply rooted in the collective unconscious, wield immense influence over our thoughts, motivations, and beliefs. But what are archetypes, and how can we work with them to enrich our lives?

Archetypes are personifications of collective humanity’s unconscious with identifiable characteristics which influence personal thinking, motives, and beliefs. They operate through the personal unconscious of an individual. You can work with archetypes by learning about them and discovering their influence in your life by becoming more familiar with when one is active in your subconscious.

Shadow Work Minotaur and Theseus

Myth of Theseus and the MinotaurIn the ancient myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, Theseus takes up the challenge to slay a horrible beast. In the shadows of the labyrinth Theseus metaphorically goes through what we would call doing his shadow work.

The myth of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur, and Theseus has parallels with the experience of spiritual awakening, greater personal understanding and in becoming and feeling more whole. (more…)

Originally posted on October 15, 2018 @ 5:02 pm