An analysis of Jung

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Jung, though closely affiliated with Freud, eventually saw much of Freud's analysis as overly centered on sexual desire. He wished to further Freud's ideas and research the interesting images he discovered in his work. Jung eventually conceived the notion of a collective unconscious, a layer beyond the personal unconscious, introduced the concept of archetypes, and continued to identify 16 distinct personality types.

Jung unsatisfied with the extent of Freud's work, continued to explore the human personality by taking into consideration, the strong presence of Intuition. This is a vague term, which can, to an extent, give the essence of the collective unconscious. Every human being experiences an inexplicable gut instinct, those individuals that are in tune with their instincts will always say that their instincts lead them in the right direction. Jung, realizing this, took the concept of intuition and expanded it, to form the idea of the collective unconscious.

Just as Mitochondrial DNA is passed down from mother to mother, going back as far as the hunter-gathers of the late Paleolithic era, the collective unconscious are also the thoughts of the past, which span the entire human race. The Theory of Evolution does support the idea that all human beings derived from Australopithecus of Northern Africa. Therefore, it is conceivable that should a deeper level of unconscious exist, it would be universal or collective. Further evidence dwells in the records of ancient civilizations. Here we can find reference to mythological and cultural beliefs that could only be known to persons of that time; repeated in the dreams of today's human being. People suffering from schizophrenia, often refer to some type of mythological character, who plays an intimate role in their activities/lives. Beneath, the repressed memories of the Personal unconscious lie the ideas and images of an ancient time. Of...