People may even be destroyed by an archetype, their own existence wiped out forever.
In dementia praecox, for instance, it often happens that people are just blasted by an archetype, exploded.
They cannot resist it.
If they have an experience which the ordinary religious man would call an experience of God, instead of realizing it as such and
thanking heaven for the grace, they think they are God or three times more than God.
The archetype has sucked them in and swallowed them.
The individual ego is far less resistant; it is futile in comparison.
Therefore the appearance of an archetype in our psychology is always a moment of the greatest danger as well as the greatest hope. ~Carl Jung, Visions Seminar, Page 67