Episode 137: This Year's God - The Human Need for Archetypes
Carl Jung identified twelve basic archetypes that humans both engage with and ressonate with on a personal level because they find parts of hemselves reflected there. In reality, we have been engaging with archetypes long before Jung ever put a name to the phenomenon and this is reflected in our cultures, in our heroic myths and legends, in our histories and leaderships and ruling classes, in our art and literature, in our religions, and, most especially today, in our celebrity culture. What is it about archetypes and the personification of archetypes in figures of power and influence that draws us to them? How does this feed into writing? Or into the 'heroes' we choose to worship today? This week, the dragons delve down the rabbit hole of the human unconscious and attempt to find out.
Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic