C. G. Jung’s Red Book in a hurry – Narrative
C.G.Jung / Dreams / Eastern / Gnostic / Mystics / Other Gods

C. G. Jung’s Red Book in a hurry – Narrative


Prelude The «Red Book» created between 1914 and 1930 can be described as a visual diary of dreams.  Jung  described this book – its language and emotions seem at times almost embarrassing – as important testimonies of his psychological and spiritual development. The psychoanalyst referred to his unfinished work as a !necessary but annoying ‘aesthetic … Continue reading

Queen, Mother, Wise Woman and Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Feminine
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Gnostic / History / Philosophy / Religion / West

Queen, Mother, Wise Woman and Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Feminine


This article complements the concepts explored in my article “Archetypes of the Mature Masculine” and applies them to the other half of humanity—women. In doing so I apply the same principles, not in a mechanistic way, but in the spirit of Jung’s archetypes and their rationale. Lets start with a few words of C. G. Jung himself where he talks about the Anima.
Thomas Moore and Douglas Gillette adopted and extended Jung’s approach in their exploration of the masculine psyche by using the collective archetypes of the King, the Warrior, the Magician, and the Lover. Obviously those four male archetypes can be translated and mapped in female clusters of virtues, specific attributes associated with four major female archetypes: the Queen, the Mother, the Wise Woman and the (female) Lover found in history and myths. This has been done before. Continue reading