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What does the collective unconscious have to tell us?

Asked by wundayatta (58638points) April 20th, 2011

What is your understanding of what the collective unconscious is? Do you have any connection to it? If so, how does that work? What awareness of it do you have? How is it different from social morality?

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dabbler's avatar

We have an innate capacity to resonate with each other. Our nervous systems are wired for that. There seem to be psychological archetypes that manifest in different guises in different cultures. If there is a collective unconscious dreams seem to be the best connection to it.
I will Not speculate on how it works because a gaggle of hyper rationals will fart on whatever it is because it’s not scientifically provable.
It’s not the same as social morality, the unconscious informs morality, the unconscious, collective and otherwise includes a dark side that most people would not include in their morality.
Social morality and its basis could deserve their own questions… hmmm

Haleth's avatar

Wonderful question. I don’t really have any answers, but I think about this stuff a lot.

Jungian archetypes are a nifty related idea.

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

I believe there is a universal consciousness. I also think everyone is connected to it, but not everyone can access it. I think maybe intuition is tied in to the universal consciousness. Sort of like when you have the answer to a question that you really shouldn’t know. Outside your expertise.

seazen_'s avatar

Hey buddy – haven’t see you around lately. How’s the space man?

Russell_D_SpacePoet's avatar

@seazen_ Well, I’m still breathing so I’m good. How many identities do you have on fluther now? :)

seazen_'s avatar

I always have the one I’m with when I close the other.

chewhorse's avatar

The collective subconscience tells us that we’re all in this together and that it’s a foolish act to presume no one deserves that which you too long for.. Understanding.. There’s red men, black men, yellow and white men and women too.. The common denominator is: Men and women, not color.. Color only reveals we’re not clones, that we’re individual men and women and we’re all in this together. Color does not make a man or woman diffrent in gender and humanity.. Color is merely a variant that we should savor, not fear.. not assume because in the end no one gets out alive.

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