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child archetype worship

the therapy thing—you go back to your childhood. But if you’re looking backward, you’re not looking around. This trip backward constellates what Wilhelm Reich James Hillman called the “child archetype” … by nature apolitical and disempowered … the adult says, “Well, what can I do about the world? This thing’s bigger than me.” That’s the child archetype talking. “All I can do is go into myself, work on my growth, my development, find good parenting, support groups.” … By emphasizing the child archetype, by making our therapeutic hours rituals of evoking childhood and reconstructing childhood, we’re blocking ourselves from … removed the most sensitive and the most intelligent, and some of the most affluent people in our society into child cult worship

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