I found much about mythology in his writing (in fact I found it overwhelming), but attempted to stay on-topic with respect to his typology. Nonetheless, I found his bipole approach (which was not his alone) to be so dimensional as to be "cosmic."
I found two of his three measures to be simple enough; it was the "sensing/intuitive" measure that took more effort to grasp. He shows in different places how this axis can be either intro- or extraverted. I found a racist component of his thinking that I feel would be different if he lived today, and would alter his "cosmos."
Jung makes statements in Psychological Types (1976) linking both intuition and extraversion to the "primitive" person in a negative way that was influenced by his time and culture. They would have opposite meaning if he lived to day, as the third quote seems highly-racist as it compares natives to monkeys, and presumably would be different:
- "unconscious demands of the extravert have an essentially primitive, infantile, egocentric character" (p. 571),
- "intuition is characteristic of the infantile and primitive psychology" (p. 454), and
- "a bush-man had a little boy whom he loved with the tender monkey-love of primitives" (p. 227).
In congruence with his time, he viewed natives seemingly as a lower species. If this perception were to be altered throughout his writing, as it would probably be if he lived today, then the sensing ability of the "primitive" would become revised as the intuitive knowledge of the shaman.
I think this would alter the sensing/intuition bipole, and possibly the typology's use in instruments today. As is, I believe that he was very much "on the fence" with respect to this and other related concepts such as empathy, abstraction, and conceptualization. Perhaps he was forming a better view of these concepts unconsciously while he was expressing views of his time that included some racism. I just don't see him as a racist, as racists, in my experience, tend be wholly ignorant and, in at least one case, decidedly bipolar (which mean in the other sense).