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We explore the Father (God) archetype and our relationship with the Divine. Referencing the Book of Job from the Old Testament and Carl Jung’s “Answer to Job,” the concept of the Father archetype and its connection to the Self is examined. In this episode, we discuss:

  • The Father archetype in the Book of Job
  • Our relationship with the Divine through the Father archetype
  • Jung’s “Answer to Job” and the purpose of suffering

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Debra Maldonado  00:27 

Hello, welcome back to Soul Sessions with CreativeMind. I’m Debra Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado, my partner in crime. We’re continuing our series on key concepts of Jungian psychology. I want to remind you, before we begin and dive deep into the father archetype, I’d love for you to subscribe to our channel. If you’re listening to us on any of the podcast services, don’t forget to subscribe because you want to go back to the rest of this series and continue with the series with future shows.

Robert Maldonado  00:49

I’d like a shout-out to our team. We put them through hell with all our crazy ideas. We love you, guys. Thank you.

Debra Maldonado  01:00

If this the first time you’re listening to us, we’re going to identify some descriptions, the archetype, and a little review of the mother archetype before we get into father. What is an archetype?

Robert Maldonado  01:14

It’s an often quoted but often misunderstood concept. It’s hard to understand, probably of all Jung’s work, the archetype, or the concept of the archetype is right up there with the collective unconscious, they go together. If you think of the collective unconscious as the reservoir of human history, all human beings have contributed to the collection of these images and archetypes that are in the collective unconscious. The archetypes are patterns of behavior, of thought, of experience, that are in the collective unconscious, that the individual draws from, through myths, dreams, patterns of existence.

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