Jung and the Chilean Miners

This is a link to an online photo with caption about the Chilean miners’ crisis of a few weeks ago. One of the comments includes the following: “… as this incredible rescue effort continues — pulling miner after miner out of the deep, cold earth. And why does it capture us so? Because these images tap directly into our collective unconscious and our deeply hard-wired death and rebirth schemas. Carl Jung wrote of the resurrection archetype (Jung, 1964) Each miner brought up from the dead is Jesus the Christ emerging from his tomb.”

Read more of “Mr. Bloggy’s” comments on  the resurrection archetype, Joseph Campbell, etc., below the photo. Another example of Jung in the 21st century?

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