Magic of the Psyche-Carl Jung and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious

Magic of the Psyche-Carl Jung and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious

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Today I want to talk about Carl Jung and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious.  The Collective Unconscious is part of the psyche that is connected to all other psyches.  Within it is the part of the Unconscious that has evolved over the course of many centuries.  It has the primordial parts of the psyche that we have inherited from our ancestors.

To our ancestors, who did not have the means to perfectly communicate what was going on in the psyche, the descriptions of the Gods and Goddesses were collected within the psyche.  Both the good, and the bad qualities, of each entity was locked away within the Unconscious, and Religion was developed from it.

From this great development, elebarote rituals were created to worship these Gods and Goddesses of the mind.  Many of these rituals ended up being ones that we still practice today, including Baptism in the Christian Faith, and Magick Rituals in the Gnostic one.

Carl Jung spoke constantly of the Archetypes

In Jungian psychology, the Archetypes are a central part of the system.  Jung was a prolific student in religious studies, history, and art.  This is where his ideas of Archeytpes began.

Jung was also known to frequently communicate with his fanciful ideas.  One could almost say he was communicating with His Holy Guardian Angel, especially considering his studies of the Occult and Alchemy.  This lead to much of his theories on the Archetypes and the Shadow Self in particular.

In fact, this is one of the reasons why Jung and Freud had a falling out.  Freud was so anti-religious, that even his most prized student could not convince him that Religion had any good to it.  One can only imagine the frustration Freud had when he heard about the Archetypes.

Jung did not care though, because he had did his research, and not even the beloved Sigmund Freud could convince him otherwise.

I feel this video will also help explain some of the Archetypes.

The Archetypes are the Gods Personified

One of the most beautiful parts of the Collective Unconscious, which is the Unconsciousness we all share, is that they are connected directly to the Gods and Goddesses.  That means when we do our Magick Rituals, in a very real way, we are opening our minds to the psyche.

When we worship the Gods and Goddesses we are calling forth parts of our Unconsciousness that we want to express to the world.  This helps us become the best version of ourselves, and it prepares the way for the goal of the Occult student, and that is Knowledge and Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel.

A good example of this is the Trickster Archetype.  Christ crucified is likened to the Trickster Archetype.  However, Aztec Trickster God, often seen as a coyotethe Trickster becomes the Hero, as Christ is Resurrected to save the world, and to bring forth Self Actualization of the human race.

The Christian worships this glorified figure and hopes to become like the Christ.  Many do not realize their desire comes deep within the Collective Unconscious.  These forces within their mind lead them to the Glorified figure of Christ.

The Individual Unconscious meets the Collective

The Individual Unconscious and the Collective Unconscious meet with one another in the rituals we practice in our everyday magick workings.  When these two meet, there is a potential that one may encounter their Shadow self.

The Shadow self is the part of our Unconscious that we try to hide from the rest of the world.  It is actually an interesting aspect of the Unconscious because it is both part of the Individual and the Collective Unconscious.

The Shadow pulls from many of the negative aspects of the Archetypes and the qualities of those Archetypes.  This does not mean that we should suppress those feelings as they are important to our well being, and keeping us safe from things that would do us harm.

In fact, the Shadow is a part of us that comes from a primitive self, and has not evolved the way we would want them to in our modern society.  However, it is one of our connections to the Archetypes, and to acknowledge it is to acknowledge the Archetypes and the primitive side of our own Self.

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So What?

This is a question that I hear a lot when I tell people random facts about the human psyche.  So what?  How will this help me in any way. Well, first off, because knowledge is power!  Once you realize something, you can act upon it and great things can come from it!

To become enlightened, one must gain GnosisFor the purposes of Magick, it is important to understand the Archetypes, and their effect on the human mind.  In practicing Magick, we constantly call to the Gods and Goddesses of the Universe.  Whether you believe them to be actual dieties, or constructs of the mind it makes no difference, as the impact psychologically is phenomenal.

Essentially, we are calling upon those qualities that the Gods have left within us as primitive man, or on the qualities we have evolved into, expressed through the art form of the Divine.  We use this power of the Unconscious to effect change within our own lives, or try to make change in the lives of others.

I am reminded though, that many see Magick as a way to come to enlightenment.  It leads one to the Knowledge and Conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel.  This is a great way of using Magick because it coincides with the psychological need to be one with the Archetypes.  It can also lead to Self-Actualization, or Individuation.


I hope that this article helped explain why the Archetypes and Magick go hand in hand with one another.  It is my goal to see everyone reach that enlightened state of being, whatever you may call it, and it really starts with a trained mind, one seeking Gnosis.

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18 thoughts on “Magic of the Psyche-Carl Jung and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious

  1. WOW! Amazing information. I’ve always been interested in the “occult” or “spirit”. It’s actually been a part of my life since I was very young. I find that there are many links between the different religions, and that they all have a common ancestor or root you could say.
    I have been reading recently quite a bit about the Sumerian Tablets. I can see the links with the Gods & Goddess’s. It’s really quite fascinating.
    I always appreciate the food for thought. Thank you for sharing!

    1. The Sumerian Tablets are beautiful. They have some common mythology in them with the Biblical Flood, and the Aztecs also had a mythological story about a flood that covered the Earth. There is so much we can learn from these ancient stories, we just have to come at them with the right perspective. It’s inherently a psychological process.

  2. Hi Jessie,
    Very interesting article about the archetypes. It is intriguing because I happen to work with archetypes myself. I help people finding their life mission and their unique talents. Developing the different sides of our potential we will find our mission in life and our happiness. The groundwork was indeed done by Jung and I’m very grateful he was so stubborn. haha. Thanks for bringing this subject to life for me and other readers.

    1. That is so cool! I have never met a person who actually works with the archetypes! I bet it is fun! Jung is one of my favorite writers. It is scary and amazing how much he knew!

  3. This is a good site for sharing with the world. I have learned a lot from it and I recommend may people to read and learn to understand a lot of things from it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. riverdogg

    Nice post on Carl Jung and his Jungian archetypes. I’ve always had a curiosity for Carl Jung and Freud. It’s so interesting how their minds worked back then to study other people’s minds and come up with the theories that formed the foundation of modern psychology. I’m honestly not sure I believe in the “Magick” but I do believe in Self-Actualization and the power of willing something to happen not as magic but as a state of mind that leads to the desired outcome. 

    1. Jessie Mosley

      I would say you may not realize it, but you do in fact believe in Magick!  To me, what you described is at least part of what Magick is.

  5. Jake

    Hi, this was a pretty cool article to read. I found the idea fascinating that you said we are all part of the collective unconscious, and that includes all the gods and goddesses. That was the first time I every thought of the universe that way.

    I read a fascinating article about science that said our Sun is like a grain of sand on all of the beaches combined in the world. There are over 100 billion stars (like suns) in  our galaxy, and there are 100’s of billions of galaxies out there in our universe, and science basically believes there are infinite Universes.

    So the possibilities are really endless. 

    Great work and thanks.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you very much!  You are right that the possibilities are endless!  

  6. Sparkling

    Well i don’t know much about this topic (phyche and archetype) it seems like the magic, shadow, and the collective unconscious and the Gods and goddess are all faced with they own special functions as regard to this article,

    But my question is this: Is it possible to bring that primitive part of oneself in the physical world and if yes how can you in cooperate it with you own normal being 

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Oh I think we do it all the time and don’t realize it.  Take for instance the business man.  He has to be cut throat to keep his business alive, which is a very primitive way of thinking.  But he uses that to his advantage and he benefits, and his community benefits, from his personality.

  7. Sparkling

    This sound so amazing if it were to be a normal way of life, I guest that people of the past generation I mean ancient generations must have experience all this or is it that they experience some and leave some ?

    what is the significant of this review to this modern age, can this practices become a way of livelihood now and if it can, how can people integrate this things to they daily living in this jet age?

    1. Jessie Mosley

      I think we do it all the time, especially with our Shadow Personality.  Take the business man.  He has to be cut throat, but it is to succeed.  That is a primitive personality trait.

  8. Thank you for the post! I had Psychology lessons in school for two years, therefore I love this topic. Many people are not thinking about essential things like collective unconscious. As soon as you realize, that everyone of us is connected with each other, you start thinking differently. The Universe is quite complex. However, thinking and reading about it gives you a better understanding of the fact that everything in life happens for a reason, right?
    I definitely should read more about topics like those!!!

    1. Absolutely!! Continue to learn and grow and I think you will be pleasantly surprised with everything you find! The mind is a wonderful, be it scary, thing!

  9. Thank Jessie for the article. I am interested in Carl Jung’s approach to dreams and archetypes. It helps me to get to know myself better.

    I like to learn more about such topics and undoubtedly your website will be one of my references.

    1. Thank you! I look forward to reading more comments by you! Thank you for the comment and I hope you find the rest of my articles informing and useful as well!

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