Collective unconscious

What is the Collective Unconscious?

 

Collective

 

Psychic contents that belong not to one individual but to a society, a people or the human race in general. 

 

 

The conscious personality is a more or less arbitrary segment of the collective psyche. It consists in a sum of psychic factors that are felt to be personal

 

Identification with the collective and voluntary segregation from it are alike synonymous with disease. 

 

A collective quality adheres not only to particular psychic elements or contents but to whole psychological functions.

 

Thus the thinking function as a whole can have a collective quality, when it possesses general validity and accords with the laws of logic. Similarly, the feeling function as a whole can be collective, when it is identical with the general feeling and accords with general expectations, the general moral consciousness, etc. In the same way, sensation and intuition are collective when they are at the same time characteristic of a large group.

 

Collective unconscious

 

 

 

A structural layer of the human psyche containing inherited elements, distinct from the personal unconscious. 

 

The collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage of mankind’s evolution, born anew in the brain structure of every individual. Jung derived his theory of the collective unconscious from the ubiquity of psychological phenomena that could not be explained on the basis of personal experience. Unconscious fantasy activity, for instance, falls into two categories.

 

First, fantasies (including dreams) of a personal character, which go back unquestionably to personal experiences, things forgotten or repressed, and can thus be completely explained by individual anamnesis. Second, fantasies (including dreams) of an impersonal character, which cannot be reduced to experiences in the individual’s past, and thus cannot be explained as something individually acquired. These fantasy-images undoubtedly have their closest analogues in mythological types. … These cases are so numerous that we are obliged to assume the existence of a collective psychic substratum. I have called this the collective unconscious

 

The collective unconscious – so far as we can say anything about it at all – appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious. … We can therefore study the collective unconscious in two ways, either in mythology or in the analysis of the individual.

 

The more one becomes aware of the contents of the personal unconscious, the more is revealed of the rich layer of images and motifs that comprise the collective unconscious. This has the effect of enlarging the personality.

 

In this way there arises a consciousness which is no longer imprisoned in the petty, oversensitive, personal world of the ego, but participates freely in the wider world of objective interests. This widened consciousness is no longer that touchy, egotistical bundle of personal wishes, fears, hopes, and ambitions which always has to be compensated or corrected by unconscious counter-tendencies; instead, it is a function of relationship to the world of objects, bringing the individual into absolute, binding, and indissoluble communion with the world at large. 

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MRS. BUSHRA JAMAL D/O- MD. JAMALUDDIN EDUCATION--Graduation(English Hons). HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION-- WITH SCIENCE This is Bushra Jamal,she was born in the district of Patna she has studied in English school, she has done intermediate in science and she has done her graduation (IGNOU) in English honors. She is from simple middle class family with younger brother and sister. She was married in 2016. Since 2017 she wrote English poems and short stories also. She is the mother of a child. In 2021, she published, her first book -6year girl abused,which is written in english. She worked as a co - author in many book. 1--अन्नदाता( किसान व उनकी परेशानी)in which she has written very good poetry is in hindi. 2-सपनों की सीरी- (तैयारी जीत की) In this book also he has given a very beautiful poem is in hindi 3-पिता-(एक आसमान)In this book, he has given a poem which is in English. 4)पिता- in this book she wrote a beautiful poem for her father. 5)शब्दों का जादू - she wrote a poem on gullak. She appears a lot of Shayari,Poem, Short Stories. She Writes in both languages ​​English and Hindi. They like to write, it has become their passion in writing. "Pen for me is like weapon, I can describe my emotions, which modify written