Transcendental Power of Music (Archetypes of the Unconscious)
In general the archetypes are universal patterns created from the unconscious in the form of pictorial depictions, emotional states and as an accumulated material of what is invisible in the collective unconscious, which have not yet materialize. When they cross a door of consciousness, they can manifest as images or in the form of behavioral patterns, with which we connect in the outside world. They are invisible and hidden forms that are transformed into consciousness and acquire a specific expression, with whom the individual then identify.
Archetypes are highly developed elements of the unconscious, but their existence can only be shown through behavior, art, stories, myths, mysticism and dreams.
In the last century, such archetypes have become distinctly emergent and have created a strong energy charge that manifested itself especially in the field of art and music. The reason for those kind of archetypes we can recognize in the reflection - a functioning of society, its development, and within inner mental state of a an individual, for whose creation contributed to the manifestation of these or that his identification directly influenced the development of specific archetypes.
A musician who draws an inspiration from his own life and has the ability - the privilege to express a specific emotional state, strength, complexity and vulnerability, in this way creates and exhibit archetypes that have been present in the collective unconscious for a long time, as a product of socialization and its chaotic functioning, which can arise from different aspects and impressions in the consciousness, that we as society should consider as an important source in searching for the truth.
The listener thus recognizes the feelings of the artist within himself and are now realized in the external world as a movement or a subculture that follows specific philosophy of life. So people then accept the archetype and some kind of controlled chaos is created.
Such archetypes have a strong collective influence - emotional response and have the power to reflect an unconscious parts of society and are there for the purpose to recognize them and to receive their message.
After all, the purpose of archetypes in music is to affect our inner state with a tremendous potential and power in transcendence. By consciously connecting them, they can transform what is unexpressed and consequently can trigger a transformation - shred a light on limitations, that we as an individual are supposed to transcend and thus achieve a realization, so we can then identify with different archetype - using them to integrate and link understanding with our own personality as well as with influences that are operating in the outside world.
Music allows us to transcend the boundaries of time and provide an opportunity to enter the inner spheres of personal - mental constructs and thus creates some kind of “virtual” field, that can be used to transcend the everyday concepts in which we are trapped as a result of “external” factors - life events and orthodox systems that keep us in a linear perspective, due to which we are blind to the fact that life is multidimensional. It creates ecstasy and triggers imaginary processes, which can be used for a specific realization or desire.
The transcendental power of music happen the moment before we come into this world. The first sound a child hear is the rhythm of their mother’s heart, so consequently the primary sense of rhythm is made.
All things are musical in nature for a child. Therefore, as we grow older, music always takes us back in time of a childish fascination and brings us closer to a moment of the primal state - the feeling of connectedness.
Music is part of us and we can’t deny it, even if we wanted to. It is rooted in the sounds of nature and thus remains one of the most important sources of art.