THE SIBLING ARCHETYPE
The Psychology of Brothers and Sisters
and the Meaning of Horizontality
With a foreword by GLEN SLATER
Paperback original, $20 USD
Kindle/iBooks edition, $9.99 USD
SUBJECT: Archetypal Psychology
Barcellos’s groundbreaking study on the psychodynamics of brothers and sisters, published in Portuguese in 2009, has been revised and expanded for its English edition on the theme of horizontality by this leading Jungian analyst. The fundamental role of the Sibling archetype in structuring and establishing individual adult life is undeniable, yet still dismissed. Brothers and sisters are powerful figures in our lives as we build our mature relationship patterns. Psychology must follow the movement that has been detected in other arts and sciences: the current search for the paradigm of brotherhood and horizontality. The Sibling is the archetypal basis for constructing the Other, and for recreating an idea and a sense of community within the new orders of the contemporary world.