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Carl Gustav Jung is my favourite, after all it was he who coined the term "archetype"

Some of his writing is as dense as Ra''s though. I am convinced he was working from the indigo ray and displayed deep erudition, which is why I would recommend him over looking at tarot pics, if you are more analytical than intuitive that is.

He also worked for US intelligence (OSS, The forerunner to the CIA) during  WW II, providing psychological profiles of Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini.
To study the archetypes, you need to spend a great deal of time looking at them, and thinking about them, and not worrying what other people say about them. I mean, it's good to have a basis to know what they mean, but the specifics are more yours to design.

The archetypes are a tool to teach intuition through symbolism. You will go further more quickly with time spent in solo contemplation.

Quote:89.23 Questioner: Then could you tell me what information you gave to the Egyptian priest, or Egyptian, who first was contacted or taught with respect to the first archetype? Is that possible for you to do within the limits of the first distortion?

Ra: I am Ra. It is possible. Our first step, as we have said, was to present the descriptions in verbal form of three images: one, eight, fifteen; then the questions were asked: “What do you feel that a bird might represent?” “What do you feel that a wand might represent?” “What do you feel that the male represents?” and so forth until those studying were working upon a system whereby the images used became evocative of a system of concepts. This is slow work when done for the first time.

We may note, with sympathy, that you undoubtedly feel choked by the opposite difficulty, that of a great mass of observation upon this system, all of which has some merit as each student will experience the archetypical mind and its structure in an unique way useful to that student. We suggest that one or more of this group do that which we have suggested in order that we may, without infringement, offer observations on this interesting subject which may be of further aid to those inquiring in this area.
Here is a good starter book.

Jung essentially deals in depth with archetypes 1 and 2, but he also goes into detail about the personal and collective mind. As a beginner I would say that this is a safe starting point.

Mythology is another way of teaching the archetypes, as a good story is multi layered with the various, archetypal facets interwoven. The more enjoyable yet mysterious a story is, the more likely it has archetypal revelations. Contemporary stories like The lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Lion King, Pinocchio etc, also have value, but they are more mired in the cultural context of their time. But then again, so are the "Ra pics"  Tongue
Bring4th_Austin began this thread where he synthesises Carl Jung's theories with Ra.