By André Faust
Carl Jung defines archetypes as innate universal preconscious psychic dispositions that form the substrate from which the basic themes of human life emerge the Golden bull or golden calf may be one of those archetypes, throughout the course of history bull worship was common in many cultures is.
Biblically speaking, whether one understands it as a myth, storybook or factual references are made to the worship of the golden calf as an alternative to the mosian God.
According to the biblical narration
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of the. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed it to it have said, this ’these are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’”
This parable does support Jung’s archetype, “the collective conscious”. In contemporary society the financial district of Wall Street a dominant brass bull can be seen symbolizing wealth and power. Just like the golden calf in the Moses story. In both a sub theme is evident idolizing wealth and power to corruption
In recent history we have seen the negative consequences of glorifying wealth, such as induced wars for profit, controlled poverty for cheap labor, contamination and destruction our environment for the advancement of the 1%. If the Moses story is not an archetype but a really event. God would look down and shake his head and say “have I not taught this species anything”.