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1. Title Title of document Conclusion - Archetypes in Religion and Beyond
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Robert Ellis; Middle Way Society;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies; Psychology; Philosophy
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Jung; cognitive psychology; embodied cognition; spirituality; archetype; collective unconscious; embodied experience; Buddhism; symbolism
 
5. Subject Subject classification Jungian psychology
 
6. Description Abstract The Jungian concept of archetypes is of immense value for critically distinguishing what is potentially of universal practical value in religious and other cultural traditions, and separating this from the dogmatic elements. However, Jung encumbered the concept of archetypes with debatable constructions like the ‘collective unconscious’ that are unnecessary for understanding their practical function. This book puts forward a far-reaching new theory of archetypes that is functional without being reductive. At the centre of this is the idea that archetypes are adaptations to help us maintain inspiration over time. Humans are such distractable beings that they need constant reminders to maintain integration with their most sustainable intentions: reminders using the profound power of symbol linked to embodied experience. This multi-disciplinary book weaves together religious studies, ethical philosophy, the psychology of bias, the neuroscience of brain lateralisation, the linguistics of embodied meaning, the feedback loops of systems theory, with a lifetime’s experience of Buddhist practice and appreciation of symbolism in the arts: all with the aim of producing a fresh understanding of the role of archetypes in religion and beyond, that can also be directly applied in practice.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-Feb-2022
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/40877
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.40877
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Archetypes in Religion and Beyond
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd