Carl Jung proposed that, in addition to the personal unconscious (that region of the human psyche having its origin largely in the repression of experiences actually undergone by the individual in the course of life), there is a collective unconscious. This is the repository of our "racial," rather than individual, experiences. What the human race has undergone in its actual evolution has, in some measure and manner, become encoded in the human organism itself, such that instincts and archetypes are transmitted from earlier generations to later ones. The supposition that there is a collective unconscious is a highly controversial one; but it is a position for which Jung strenuously and painstakingly argued, not without effect.
This is a term used by psycho-theorist Carl Jung to refer to the commonality that all humans share through our Unconscious. Most people are familiar with Freud's idea of the personal unconscious, which contains suppressed feelings and perceptions. But Jung believed that we all share certain common experiences of life at an unconscious level, which emerge as parallel stories and themes in areas like cultural stories, mythology and personal dreams. The Collective Unconscious is where archetypes are found, which reflect the essence of those common experiences. Some astrologers regard the astrological zodiac signs as being reflections of universal archetypes. See also: archetype.
the psychic connection between people, plants, animals, insects and spirit.
Jung's concept that every human being has within, the wisdom, ideas, and strivings of those who have come before.
common heritage of experiential structures of humankind, e.g. archetypal structures, manifested in myths, pictures, symbols (crosses, mandalas), e.g. Oedipus archetypes
That part of the unconscious below or under the personal unconscious where contents are shared between all human beings.
in Jung's theory, the unconscious mind that is shared by all human beings and that contains archetypal images passed down from our prehistoric ancestors. 449
C.G. Jung's theoretical construct, related to but differing significantly from his mentor Freud's notion of the individual unconscious. Jung believed that there was a racial unconscious ("race" here referring to the human race) whose contents were archetypes, to which all people had access through ritual, myth, dream, visionary experiences, drug-induced hallucinations, and works of art that tapped into this timeless reservoir of symbols. See "archetype."
Usually associated with Carl Jung's theory of personality, it represents psychic material present in the personal unconscious transmitted through heredity. London expressed similar ideas, with the inheritance being tied to race. See his Before Adam.
Jung's term to indicate the oldest and deepest layer of the unconscious common to all humanity. Home of the archetypes.
The theory that we are connected to a universal mind. I believe that we, on a higher level, have agreed on a set of 'rules of reality' like: even though all this cosmic stuff like protons and neutrons are moving around and have space between them, let's agree that at least some of the 'stuff' keeps together so we can stand on it.
A term coined by Carl Jung that refers to an aspect of the unconscious mind containing collective memories, experiences, and wisdom shared by all humans.
in Jungian psychology (Carl Jung, 1875-1961), the part of the unconscious that contains symbolic representations, or archetypes, of ancient ways of thought inherited from humanity's past experience.
Jung's term for the storehouse of ancestral experience in mind. This includes the racial history as well as the experience of animal ancestors.
A term coined by Carl Jung referring to the part of a personâ€™s unconscious which is connected to all human beings through the morphic field. Archetypes exist with in the collective consciousness represented by the common symbols held by all people, e.g. â€œthe Great Mother.
A psychological concept pioneered by Carl Gustav Jung, referring to a level of unconscious thought, emotion, and experience shared universally by humans.
A structural layer of the human psyche containing inherited elements, including the whole spiritual heritage of humankind's evolution. It is distinct from the personal unconscious. (See also archetype.)
A theory put forward by psychologist Carl Jung which states that there exists a universal human consciousness which holds the collective memories, experiences, and wisdom of the human race, and which certain people are able to tap.
Our collective unconscious is our pool holding all the wisdom we seek. We make contact with it more easily in an alpha state in nature and silence.
The deepest layer of the unconscious, which is ordinarily inaccessible to awareness. Its nature is suprapersonal, universal and non-individual. Its manifestations are experienced as alien to the ego, numinous or divine. The contents of the collective unconscious are the archetypes and their specific symbolic representations, i.e., archetypal images.
A set of primordial stories and images, hypothesized by Carl Jung to be shared by all of humanity, that underlie and shape our perceptions and desires.
From the analytical psychology of Carl Jung, the collective unconscious is the collective memory of all of humanity's past, held in an individual's unconscious mind
A theory by Carl Jung that all of mankind share a range of ideas, symbols, and archetypes that form the world's myths and belief systems.
Collective unconscious is a term of analytical psychology, and was originally coined by Carl Jung. He distinguished the collective unconscious from the personal unconscious, which is particular to each human being. The collective unconscious refers to that part of a person's unconscious which is common to all human beings. It contains archetypes, which are forms or symbols that are manifested by all people in all cultures. Some have pointed out that this is essentially metaphysics since it is a hypothesis that can never be empirically confirmed or falsified; it was simply formulated by Jung as a model. The difference in their conceptualization of the unconscious is one of the more conspicuous differences between the psychologies founded by Jung and Freud.
The deeper levels of the unconscious, which Jung recognizes as containing the totality of all archetypes which reflect experiences common to all men. The forms of the archetypal structures (not their content) are hereditary and are comparable to the i inborn behavior patterns of animals, such as nest building, bee dancing, courtship, and so forth.
(universal consciousness) : Alleged inborn psychological bedrock--common to all humans but varying with the particular society, people, or race--that enables telepathy.
Collective unconscious is a term of analytical psychology originally coined by Carl Jung. While Freud did not distinguish between an "individual psychology" and a "collective psychology", Jung distinguished the collective unconscious from the personal unconscious particular to each human being. The collective unconscious is also known as "a reservoir of the experiences of our species."