primordial image

primordial image

(in analytic psychology) the archetype or original parent, representing the source of all life. It occurs in the memory as a stage preceding the differentiation of the actual mother and father. See also collective unconscious.
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For Muldrow is clearly in the grip of an archetype, an enduring primordial image of himself as a man-beast, simultaneously hunter and hunted, predator and prey.
The unsatisfied yearning of the artist reaches back to the primordial image in the unconscious, which is best fitted to compensate for the inadequacy and one-sidedness of the present.
On one of the walls is a suitably primordial image of a stylised sun setting behind mountains, painted by the Italian artist Enzo Cucchi.
These archaic, almost primordial images of British Columbia place the structures of water control in a historical context, tracing the story of water from the ancient to the modern, and back again.
The exhibition consists of artist books that draw their central ideas from primordial images, archetypes, ancient rituals and texts, folklore and mythology.
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They are primordial images that cannot be represented, but which manifest themselves in their content, archetypal images or ideas (Jacobi, 1953/1970).
Jung once wrote that the power of literature inheres in its sometimes unconscious expressions of primordial images of humanity.