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We’re Them

Analysis of 1930’s and 1940’s Science Fiction Themes and Mythical Archetypes in the Deconstruction of David Icke’s Reptoid Humanoid Hypothesis

“I suppose everything in existence takes its colour from the average hue of our surroundings.”

H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau

One of the main leitmotifs of Carl J. Jung’s The Undiscovered Self is the inevitable disorientation of a person in the labyrinth of self-identification. Throughout his essays, Jung insists that endowing with human qualities of creatures not related to the branch of human evolution with the goal of “detached” comparison will liberate from the burden of existential maze and will offer an escapist catharsis of enduring self-knowledge, “Man is an enigma to himself...The possibility of comparison and hence of self-knowledge would arise only if he could establish relations with quasi-human mammals inhabiting other stars (Jung, p.25). Although any statement about self-knowledge is highly subjective, Jung’s idea