Final folio series based on the concept of Chakras & Carl Jung’s dream archetypes.
I. THE ROOT CHAKRA :
Location: Base of spine. / Colour: Red. / Sense: Smell. / Element: Earth.
Physical Identity, Self-Preservation, Survival.
Stability, deep-rootedness, trust, reality, sexuality, physical health, courage, impulsiveness, and passion.
Standing up for oneself and security issues.
Associated animal is the elephant.
THE ANIMUS ARCHETYPE: The masculine personality traits in a female. Develops logic, opinions, courage, and intent. Negative side of animus leads to incorrect judgements. Symbolism includes an eagle, a bull, a lion, and phallic objects.
II. THE SACRAL CHAKRA :
Location: Lower abdomen. / Colour: Orange. / Sense: Touch & taste. / Element: Water.
Emotional Identity, Self-gratification, Feelings: the right to feel and to want.
Sexuality, sensuality, desires, emotions, pleasure, freedom, procreation, polarity, and movement.
Associated animal is the crocodile.
THE ANIMA ARCHETYPE: The feminine, emotional, and intuitive side of a male’s unconscious. Develops emotionality, leading to greater spirituality. Anima appears in dreams when a man is neglecting his feminine side. It has a wise & good side, and a negative side often symbolised by seductresses, sirens, prostitutes, or witches.
III. THE SOLAR CHAKRA :
Location: Solar plexus. / Colour: Yellow. / Sense: Sight. / Element: Fire.
Ego Identity, Self-Definition, Personal power.
Will, knowledge, mental clarity, optimism, self-control, awareness, self-esteem, responsibility, purpose, willpower, and spontaneity.
Associated animal is the ram.
THE HERO ARCHETYPE: Represents the psyche’s quest for individuation, and the ability to overcome obstacles & achieve certain goals. Can be seen as a road map towards the rational conscious mind triumphing over the animalistic unconscious mind. Dreams of a hero defeating evil can symbolise the defeat of a negative aspect of the unconscious.
IV. THE HEART CHAKRA :
Location: Heart/chest. / Colour: Green. / Sense: Touch. / Element: Air.
Social Identity, Self-acceptance, Relationships: the right to love.
Love, self-love, self-control, forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, intimacy, balance, growth, beauty, grace, femininity, harmony, grounding, prosperity, trust, devotion, renewal, and peace.
Associated animal is the antelope/deer.
THE GREAT MOTHER/GODDESS ARCHETYPE: The embodiment of all feminine aspects, mystery and power - suggesting a woman’s total wholeness. Personified in many ways, often as a nature goddess/earth mother with the ability to infinitely give motherly care, help, and protect. Can have a dark side- seen as a mother who devours her young & dominates loved ones. Other symbols include Eve & Mary in Western tradition; church, nation, forest, or ocean.
V. THE THROAT CHAKRA :
Location: Throat. / Colour: Blue, turquoise. / Sense: Hearing. / Element: Ether/Space.
Creative Identity, Self-expression, Communication: the right to speak & hear the truth.
Learning to express oneself, the ability to trust, loyalty, organisation, self-discipline, speaking the truth, wisdom, speech, creative expression, expansion, and healing.
Associated animals are the white elephant and peacock.
THE WISE OLD MAN (& WOMAN) ARCHETYPE: Represents one’s mana personality - the primordial energy that can help one grow & transform, or even destroy. Appears in dreams as a figure of authority & guidance (magician/wizard, doctor, priest, father, teacher), and can have & give magical or healing powers. It is a source of inspiration & understanding, guiding the individual on their quest for growth.
VI. THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA :
Location: Forehead centre/brow. / Colour: Indigo. / Sense: Intuition (the sixth sense). / Element: Light.
Archetypal Identity, Self-reflection, Intuition: the right to “see”.
Trusting insight, developing psychic abilities, and releasing hidden and repressed negative thoughts.
Self-realisation, invention, imagination, psychic abilities & perception, understanding, memory, fearlessness, clear seeing, and use of mind/intellect.
Associated animals are the black antelope and swan..
THE DIVINE CHILD ARCHETYPE: A symbol of the developing personality, this archetype represents a reviving force that leads one toward wholeness - Individuation & the true self, our full potential. Both vulnerable, yet at the same time untouchable, with a strong power to transform.
VII. THE CROWN CHAKRA :
Location: Crown of skull. / Colour: Violet, white, gold, silver. / Element: Thought.
Universal Identity, Self-knowledge, Knowingness: the right to know & aspire.
Spiritual awakening & connection the concept of a higher power.
Merging one’s consciousness & unconsciousness into the superconsciousness. Divine consciousness & trusting the universe, searching for meaning, karma, and grace.
Wisdom, inspiration, charisma, awareness, higher self, meditation, self-sacrifice, potential, purity, limitlessness, bliss, spirituality, vision, and ascension.
THE SELF ARCHETYPE: Archetype of wholeness & potential. The realised product of Individuation, when one’s psyche has been fully unified. The unconscious & conscious are one, all conflicting elements of personality are balanced & integrated.
Symbolism includes holy figures/gurus or gods, saintly animals, and religious/spiritual symbols.
*All lighting, photography, retouching, editing, research & paraphrased text by me.*
1. Model: Jay Dee. MUA: me. Horns handmade by me.
2. Model/MUA: Dawn Dee Christian. Styling by me.
3. Model: Vladimir Barski. MUA/Hair: me. Horns handmade by me.
4. Model/MUA: Luna Trash. Styling: me.
5. Model: Felix Couture. MUA: Bec Campbell.
6. Model/Hair: Charlotte Miss Twisted. MUA/Styling: me
7. Model/hair: Dylan Peck. MUA/Styling: me.
Thanks SO much to everyone involved!! Highly appreciated. This was a pretty big project for me & I could not have pulled it off pretty much exactly how I planned it without your help. :)
PSYCHE books will be available as an e-book download soon (higher resolution, unwatermarked, full pages & text). I’ll also get books printed if there is enough demand for it.