The Complex: Path of Transformation from Archetype to Ego
by Erel Shalit
The reality and power of the unconscious is central to Jungian psychology as well as to several other paradigms in art, psychology and philosophy. ... Show synopsis The reality and power of the unconscious is central to Jungian psychology as well as to several other paradigms in art, psychology and philosophy. And it is our complexes that act as dynamic intermediaries in the life-long dialogue with the unconscious, determining the ways in which archetpyes and instincts communicate with and enlarge ego-consciousness. Similarly, the ego can only find a meaningful relationship with the unconscious through an ongoing exploration of the complexes. In day-to-day terms, that means understanding the interrelationships between the shape our individual perception of those energies. Erel Shalit provides us with a conceptual scaffold that allows an examination of the inner structures and assumptions that underpin our actions, discussions, loves and hates. If we are hopeful of building an overview of our personal and collective heritage and thus gain some measure of self-determination, it is our responsibility to enter into the dim light of our inner framework and learn its layout.