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Jung though closely affiliated with Freud eventually saw much of Freuds analysis as overly centered on sexual desire He wished to further Freuds 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 Freuds 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 todays human being People suffering from schizophrenia often refer to some type of mythological character who plays an intimate role in their activitieslives Beneath the repressed memories of the Personal unconscious lie the ideas and images of an ancient time Of which the only form of communication lies within imagery These images known as archetypes often surface to the mind through
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