Carl Jung s Oracle of Wisdom
Carl Gustav Jung, 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology known as Jungian psychology. Jung’s approach to psychology has been influential in the field of depth psychology and in countercultural movements across the globe. Jung is considered as the first modern psychologist to state that the human psyche is “by nature religious” and to explore it in depth. He emphasized understanding the psyche through exploring the worlds of dreams, art, mythology, religion and philosophy. Although he was a theoretical psychologist and practicing clinician, much of his life’s work was spent exploring other areas, including Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology, sociology, as well as literature and the arts.
His most notable ideas include the concept of psychological archetypes, the collective unconscious and synchronicity.
Jung emphasized the importance of balance and harmony. He cautioned that modern people rely too heavily on science and logic and would benefit from integrating spirituality and appreciation of unconscious realms. He considered the process of individuation necessary for a person to become whole. This is a psychological process of integrating the conscious with the unconscious while still maintaining conscious autonomy. Individuation was the central concept of analytical psychology.
Jung s 36 cards, which each of them represents a different side of the archetypes and which Carl Gustav Jung, the brilliant psychologist and mysticism identified ,offering an extraordinary but amazingly simple and effective way unfold of the past mysteries, the present and the future. Using simple techniques of divination, even the inexperience who will try to read the cards of this Oracle will be able to abandon the archetypes of this deck and lead them through the subconscious and achieve a deeper understanding of Life and the solutions for their problems and dilemmas.
WHAT ARE THE ARCHETYPES?
Jung s most important advice about the understanding of the human soul or the psyche world is the meaning of the archetypes. Set it simple, it’s about primitive, unknown sides of the soul coming from the «collective unconscious». The collective unconscious consists the deeper layer of the soul of each individual and the common experience of the race that is being transmitted from generation to generation. It’s the massive brain of the Past, the Present and the Future of the human race. In his book ‘Brain and Earth” Jung describes the archetypes as Readiness Systems for action and at simultaneously pictures and emotions, which are being inherited through brain s structure and consist its psyche side. On atomic level, those archetypes are being experienced with the same way to all human beings as tensions and do things or think things with a specific way.
Through his research for the subconscious, like being expressed in dreams, fantasies and t behavior theories, Jung ended to the conclusion that those archetypes of thought and behavior are being experienced from all of us as Patterns, like the Shadow, the Child, The Virgin, the Mother or the Wise Man. He also wrote that the primitive picture or the archetypes is a form – either is daemon or human existence or process that appears continuously on the way of history and appears when the creative imagination is being expressed itself.
EXPERIENCING JUNG S ORACLE
We can use Jung s Oracle to achieve the deeper knowledge of ourselves and others, because the archetypes live in the soul of every human being. We can see the archetypes in all kind of levels, in the inner world as at the external too. We may experience the Card of the Shadow as the darkness, beyond our bedroom which maybe fears us. We maybe meet this person again, as the mythological stranger, from which our parents have warning us not to accept candies out in the street. If we search we can find this mythological figure many times in our lives. Each time we experience the fear, primitive anger or the strange half – identification of the unknown, we are being faced up with the archetype of the Shadow. The first archetypes, we meet are a powerful authority, people who take care of us, usually our parents. Our relationship with them explains the perception we all have, at the beginning of our journey which is our self-exploration, when we realize an apparently intact external world, without realizing that this external world contains that already exists in the inner world. With this way we internalize the deeper substance of that we take form the primitive forms of authority and during our lives we continue to invest with the fears of unnamed actions and punishment in similar forms of our lives, like the teacher, the priest, the boss – different persons that play important role in our lives.
HOW THE CARDS REPRESENT JUNG S ARCHETYPES
Jung didn’t give a specific list of archetypes. That would be impossible, since there is no definite number of archetypes, that mutually being discovered and mutually being fused. However, each of the 36 cards of this Oracle represents an archetype or side of the archetype that Jung had been discussed. Archetypes are complicated symbols, so in each card we have different names so to be easier for us to seek answers and identify its meaning in the context of the specific conditions of their own lives. Sometimes a card represents, an archetype which had been discussed by Jung, but some other times it’s necessary more than one cards to be represented the different sides that are being contained in an archetype.
For instance, the card of the Evil Queen and the Dragon, represent the dark sides of the archetypes of the Mother, The Moon and Earthly Father. For those archetypes there are separated cards because are being experienced for the first time in the beginning of Infancy, in a fragmentary way. A growing child, is experiencing the ” good mother ” whose feeds the baby, buying toys and gives warmth, and the” bad mother «whose is tired, worn out, in a bad mood sometimes or angry.
A child cannot connect in the brain those different pictures of the mother, but simply just experiencing it. The two opposite sides, or archetypes, are remaining divided until the child will be able to reconcile them in an older age.
JUNG IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
Jung believed that it was warranted for each new Era the re-examination of the archetypes meanings. It’s important to remember this when we approach his work, since Jung himself was a product of his Era. He was writing in times where the roles of all men and women were rigid oppressive, sexually and socially, and we are talking about female and male characteristics in a way that today is being considered and sounds enough receded. Each Reader should interpret the cards according to the situation. The reports to “females” and “males’ characteristics may simply are a useful way of opposite archetypes in the soul of an individual, either woman or man. From the collective unconscious, which all is being connected, new archetypes are being created continuously, new images and new behaviors.
WHY WORKING WITH THE ARHETYPES?
Jung s Oracle will help you to unlock the real destination of your lives. All the archetypes are invading in the Conscience without being absorbed, having negative or destructive or even addictive impact into our behavior and life. They are preventing to change and the archetypes themselves are being repeated over and over again into our lives. The influence of an archetype, is never fatal, but is being defined in how much you have absorbed it in your conscience in the Past.
However when you are aware of this archetype influence in your inner world, a surprising and amazing transformation may happen, that is reconnecting you with the lost aim or forgotten talents or help you to find love,hapiness,success or a way of escape from the darkness and difficulties. Our brain drives our destiny much more than you can imagine.
Representing those archetypes, those cards will function us guideposts during to your inner or external journey. When you reach at a realization-station point, you will able to balance your life again. Through those cards you will realize that your unknown pieces are influencing your life. You will learn how to solve your problems, how to obtain intuition, even those to prognoses the future. Somewhere during the mystic procedure you will be tuned with your inner guidance – your inner teacher. Then you will have the power to change all the negative, dark and miserable facets of your life and realize your real selves. With the first archetypal card we will draw, you will unlock the door of your soul and you will make the first step to your spiritual completion in the journey of self-realization, where Jung calls “Personalization”.