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Carl Jung on the "Trickster" - Lexicon - Carl Jung Depth Psychology
Psychologically, descriptive of unconscious shadow tendencies of an ambivalent, mercurial nature. [The trickster] is a forerunner of the savior . . . . He is both subhuman and superhuman, a bestial and divine being, whose chief and most alarming characteristic is his unconsciousness.[“On the Psychology of the Trickster-Figure,” CW 9i, par. 472], The so-called civilized …