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Video: We Watch The Film "Brave Sanjuro" Together With A Psychologist. Warrior Archetype - Reviews, Self-development
2023 Author: Oswald Adamson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 20:18
Ronin (wandering samurai) Sanjuro decides to intervene in the life of one of the clans in order to restore justice and save a group of young samurai from mistakes. The brave Sanjuro is a mature man, an experienced warrior, a master of the sword, as well as a wise analyst and a person who knows life. His help was at first met with surprise and disbelief, but soon they were replaced by respect and even admiration. He becomes the undisputed leader and role model. But our hero, as it should be, is opposed by a worthy anti-hero - the manager Kikuya and his minions. How will this unexpected adventure end?
- The film "The Brave Sanjuro". Japan, 1962
- Director: Takeshi Kitano
- Starring: Toshiro Mifune
One of the central archetypes identified by C. G. Jung is the Warrior archetype. A noble samurai with a sword, following a code of honor, protecting the wronged and restoring justice is an example of this archetypal image.
On the warrior archetype
The Warrior archetype is within each of us: adults and children, men and women. It is associated with the right to defend yourself, your interests, your loved ones; with the right to inner strength and aggression. Natural strength and aggression are necessary for survival, each person is endowed with them at birth. But how are they revealed, how are they embodied, how are they realized? This is already individual. An archetype has an individual content that accumulates already during life, this content is not given at birth.
If we simplify the scheme, we can say: the inner warrior can be realized in the right way and in the wrong way. The so-called "correct" warrior is a defender, but the wrong path is attack, destruction, destruction. How does the inner warrior function? Why does someone turn into a just defender, like Sanjuro, and comes to the rescue in difficult times, while someone behaves like an abuser and aggressor?
How the child was treated in childhood, what patterns of behavior he saw, he will become so. The childhood experience is absorbed and imprinted; the Warrior archetype is filled in. The way men behaved around the child, first of all, the father, so the inner Warrior will become.
In adulthood, it is highly likely that a person will behave in the same way, repeating the script and passing it on to their children
What if the inner warrior is not functioning optimally? If he cannot defend or, on the contrary, has turned into an abuser? You can consciously rebuild your internal circuits. This is also helped by new experiences: we absorb films that we have watched; books that you read. Therefore, films that show the archetypal image of the "correct" warrior are useful for the inner Warrior, for the restructuring of internal schemes.
The film "Brave Sanjuro" can be attributed to just such films.
How do you get to know your inner Warrior?
I suggest a psychotherapeutic exercise.
Imagine that there is a warrior nearby who protects you. What does he look like? What is his character? Mood? Behavior? Fantasize about his story. What does he need?
If you don't like the image, for example, it scares you, you can transform it with the power of active imagination until you reach the optimal result for yourself.