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1. An original model or
type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype: "'Frankenstein'
. . . 'Dracula' . . . 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' . . . the archetypes that
have influenced all subsequent horror stories" (New York Times).
2. An ideal example of a
type; quintessence: an archetype of the successful entrepreneur.
[Latin archetypum, from
Greek arkhetupon, from neuter of arkhetupos, original : arkhe-, arkhi-,
archi- + tupos, model, stamp.]
(-tì´pel) or ar´chetyp´ic (-tîp´îk)
or ar´chetyp´ical adjective
- lecture _Angels, Aliens
& Archetypes_ MP3 (48k)
- (41:30) by Terence
- downtempo track _Archetypes_ MP3 (192k)
by Drax off of _Red_ on Trope #006 (1994)
- IDM techno track _Archetype Arcadian_ MP3 (192k)
by Link off of _Theory Of Evolution_
compilation CD on Warp #029 (1995)
- book - _Green
Man: The Archetype of our Oneness with the Earth_ by William Anderson
are one of the few symbols that are universally found in all societies.
Jungian psychology incorporates the symbol of the dragon into its archetype
"archetypes have their own initiative and their
own specific energy... archetypes create myths, religions, and philosophies
that influence and characterize whole nations and epochs of history." - Carl
In its rituals, the West
African tradition has learned to plug people directly into the realm of
archetypes, archetypes which are strengthened by interfacing
with the "lower" traits of ordinary human personalities. One clue to the
nature of this interchange lies in the fact that possession often seems
to be triggered by the master drummer
playing particular patterns within the complex web of polyrhythmic
drumming. Haitians calls these jarring, rhythmically "dissonant" patterns
cassés (or "breaks," a phrase used in a similar musical sense in
today's hip-hop culture). Possession may result from the cognitive
dissonance of the cassé, the alien
beat that enters from another plane and shakes up up the rhythms of the
everyday. In any case, possession is a magnificently strange act, a radically
immanent embracing of spiritual being that is both magical
(a worldly invocation of spirits) and religious (as a selfless release
to godhead). Possession by the orisha concretizes spirit and ties
it to the cycle of ancestors and blood and the rhythms of sex and family.
- Erik Davis - _Trickster
At The Crossroads_