C.G. Jung: “In addition to our immediate consciousness….there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature.”

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“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.”

C.G.Jung
The Concept of the Collective Unconscious
Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious

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