During his lifetime, Carl Jung, often called the father of modern psychology, put forward his theory about archetypes. He described them as universal patterns of behaviour that reside in the realm of the human collective unconscious.
Jung proposed that people go through life drawing from a repertoire of instinctive, archetypal roles. The word archetype has now become a familiar term since experts such as Joseph Campbell, Carol Pearson, Clarissa Pinkola Estes and Caroline Myss have written about them. You could say that each archetype is like a collection of thoughts that have combined to form an idea, and an ideal, and this is what people draw on to shape the roles that they play.
Since ancient times, every human being has added their ideas and thoughts to what it means to be a mother for example, or a warrior, a servant, a healer, a hero, and the many other roles…
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