Carl Gustav Jung and the Collective Unconscious. A Bit of Background on Jung. Although Freud was Carl Jung’s mentor he is more sympathetic towards religion than Freud Jung was born in 1875 and grew up in the vicarage of a Swiss Reformed Church His father was a pastor
caused by sexual trauma
to be exposed and overthrown
In pairs or small groups indentify any similarities in the types of thing you have dreamt about e.g. many people have dreamt that they are being chased by something.
If there are any common features, how would you account for them?
Jung stated in his book ‘Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious’:
My thesis then, is as follows: in addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature and which we believe to be the only empirical psyche (even if we tack on the personal unconscious as an appendix), there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. This collective unconscious does not develop individually but is inherited. It consists of pre-existent forms, the archetypes, which can only become conscious secondarily and which give definite form to certain psychic contents