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Hi there.

Isn’t a case that Jungian archetypes were drawn from pre-existing mythologies, beliefs and ideas anyway? I think, if you’re working with Jungian ideas, that you get these in Judaeo-Christian traditions too. In Jungian terms, Moses might be described as the “wizard” archetype, indeed many of the early modern druids sought to see parallels between the Old Testament patriarchs with druids. King David could be seen as a warrior and a poet, or bard, could he not? Not to mention other warriors such as Joshua and Samson. The whole point of Jungian archetypes is that they’re universal and manifest themselves in all different cultures and times because they are a reflex of the basic and universal human condition with its hopes, fears and needs.