What are archetypes?
With CG Jung, archetypes are universal structures from the collective unconscious that appear in myths, tales and all the imaginary productions of the healthy, neurotic or psychotic subject. I would add that we are all neurotic on different levels.
So what ?
It would seem that, in fact, each of us is living one of the archetypes present in these mythologies, tales, legends and religions. These complicated stories of Gods, Goddesses, Prophets or other creatures who suffer and make choices that lead them to endless tumult and setbacks, but also who live moments of magic, joy and beauty. Which one – among all these archetypes – are you experiencing? How to recognize it?
For this, I found two sources of information that talk about the depth of archetypes (for the moment):