In the Arms of an Archetype

  • Carolyn Marie Mamchur Simon Fraser University
Keywords: archetype, Jung, Creator, Lover, Shadow, Nature


Exploring the powerful nature of archetypes as they grab hold and thrust us, unaware, or release us into the conscious experience of their energy, In the arms of an archetype describes the author’s personal journey from one archetype, The Lover, to another, the Creator.   Weaving narrative and poetry, psychological discourse and philosophy, the article examines the call and the shadow side of these two archetypes and the influences each had on the journey of a young girl into womanhood.  The article presents a heartfelt reflection of Jung’s claim that “Our personal psychology is just a thin skin, a ripple on the ocean of collective psychology … and the archetypes are the real decisive forces, they decide the fate of man.”


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How to Cite
Mamchur, C. M. (2018). In the Arms of an Archetype. EPH - International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (ISSN: 2208-2174), 3(11), 01-13. Retrieved from