Excerpt About Archetype
We see here that the potential of the soul is a potential for growth, for increasing development and maturation. It is not only a potential for greater numbers and types of forms of experience, but most significantly for a maturing organism. This is why we call the soul an organism of consciousness; it grows similarly to how a physical organism does; in fact, it is the essential archetype or prototype of a growing organism. We can experience our soul as growing, as an organically growing consciousness. Growth is a particular experiential category, an experienceable concept. Our experience of the growth of our bodies gives us a vague notion of the actual sense of growth in the soul.