PS251, Lec 7, Ex. 3 11/06/2013
Inferiority complex: whenever you lack something you either defend against it or makes you crumble.
Your issues are called complexes.
Third Element is individuation: Human nature. Certain things humans collect are more common
Jung believed children were too young. Don’t have enough life experience.
Adolescence is a time of change.
Collective Unconscious: inherited part of the mind, that’s non personal. Human beings have the
same collective unconscious. Archetypes: We’re born with predisposed elements (predispositions to life
experiences) that become thoughts and forms. Some solidify into instincts and help us make meaning out
of experiences. We get in touch with these archetypes. Birth, god, death, hero, earth, mother, rebirth,
power, wise old man, animal demon are all archetypes that are part of our mythmaking.
Our cultures are filled with mythology or elements. Some myths help us through certain things in life.
Combine these archetypes and get meaning.
4 types of universal archetypes: Major archetypes that are part of all human psyche.
1. Self: Psychic organ of adaptation. Most important archetype. Allows infant to adapt to reality.
Teleology, part of you that seeks its own fulfillment. Responsible for pushing you to recognition, to seek
what you need. Goal of the self is wholeness, it drives individuation process. You don’t know the end
point. Self archetype also allows you to adapt to your spiritual life. The