Collective Unconscious

Entertainment / Literature / Collective Unconscious: In twentieth-century Jungian Psychology, this term refers to a shared group of archetypes (atavistic and universal images, cultural symbols, and recurring situations dealing with the fundamental facts of human life) passed along to each generation to the next in folklore and stories or generated anew by the way must face similar problems to those our ancestors faced. Within a culture, the collective unconscious forms a treasury of powerful shared images and symbols found in our dreams, art stories, myths, and religious icons. See more detailed discussion under archetypal criticism.

Other Words for Unconscious

Unconscious Adjective Synonyms: insensible, out (cold), knocked out, senseless, numb, stunned, comatose, dead to the world, blacked-out
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Collective Wisdom

Business / Finance / Collective Wisdom: The ratio of a company's accounts receivable to its average daily sales, which gives the average number of days it takes the company to convert receivables into cash. MORE

Collective Action

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Collective Action : A federal agency procedure that permits the aggregation of hundreds or thousands of claims requiring only that the employees be "similarly situated." The collective action may be maintained in eithe MORE

Collective Unconscious

Entertainment / Literature / Collective Unconscious: In twentieth-century Jungian Psychology, this term refers to a shared group of archetypes (atavistic and universal images, cultural symbols, and recurring situations dealing with the fundamental facts MORE

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