The Concept of the Collective Unconscious

  title={The Concept of the Collective Unconscious},
  author={Carl Gustav Jung and Carl Gustav Jung},
Carl G. Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychologist whose principles have been found to be applicable to nearly all academic disciplines from mythology to religion to quantum physics, and to nearly all aspects of modern life. In the following selection, Jung discusses his most well-known (and controversial) concept, the collective unconscious, that aspect of the unconscious mind which manifests inherited, universal themes which run through all human life. The contents of the collective… Expand
The Foundation of the Unconscious: Schelling, Freud and the Birth of the Modern Psyche
Introduction: the historiography of the unconscious Part I. The Subject before the Unconscious: 1. A general science of the I: Fichte and the crisis of self-identification 2. Natural autonomy:Expand
A Discovery of Meaning: The Case of C. G. Jung's House Dream
Jung's work is a serious attempt to engage psychology with `meaning', comparable with narrative psychology, though the two emerged in different cultural and historical settings. Whereas narrativeExpand
Jung's metaphysics
Despite it being the focal point of his theoretical system, I argue that Jung's notion of the archetypes is one of his least understood concepts because it was nebulous to Jung himself. JungExpand
Between science and philosophy: the issue of naturalism on Carl Gustav Jung’s psychology
Carl Gustav Jung’s thinking is characterized by complexity and a continuous dialogue between science and philosophy. His theoretical positions, frequently misunderstood, led him to constant effortsExpand
Channeling as an Altered State of Consciousness in Transpersonal Psychology Therapy
Transpersonal Psychology considers that the psyche is multidimensional and that there are several "levels of consciousness" and each has different characteristics and is governed by different laws.Expand
Carl Gustav Jung and Granville Stanley Hall on Religious Experience
  • C. Kim
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Journal of Religion and Health
  • 2016
Preliminary evidence of affinities focusing on the locus and its function of the inner deep psychic dimension as the religious in the work of Hall and Jung are articulated. Expand
So What is this Social Unconscious Anyway?
Although the concept of the Social Unconscious has increased in importance in the group analytic literature recently, there are still many misconceptions and misunderstandings about it and itsExpand
Jungian Theory of the Collective Unconsciousness in the Light of Quantum Psychology
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On Mills' ‘Jung's Metaphysics’
Despite his patient attempt to reconstruct Jung's metaphysics, Jon Mills fails to show that Jung was a metaphysician or even a philosopher of science and perhaps even a scientist. Mills seems toExpand
PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES 6 Is Anyone-in Charge ? Personalysis Versus the Principle of Personal Unity ON THE SELF Volume 1
UniQ of personalif?. is only a matter of degree, and we should avoid e.mggemring it. PREFACE The principle of nonunity of the person, which is developed in this chapter, has many predecessors.Expand


Cf. the revised edition, Symbols of Transformation , pars. 149ff., 223
  • pp 6 ff. 5. Psychology and Alchemy, Part II
Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood, sec. IV. 2. Wandlungen and Symbole der Libido (orig
  • Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood, sec. IV. 2. Wandlungen and Symbole der Libido (orig