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A DISCUSSION AS TO HOW CARL JUNG CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE EXISTED A COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS AS WELL AS HIS INFLUENCES 4 pages FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY Sigmund Freud was Carl Jungs greatest influence Although he came to part company with Freud in later years Freud had a distinct and profound influence on Carl Jung Carl Jung is said to have been a magnetic individual who drew many others into his circle Within the scope of analytic psychology there exists two essential tenets The first is that the system in which sensations and feelings are analyzed are listed by type The second has to do with a way to analyze the psyche that follows Jungs concepts It stresses a group unconscious and a mystical factor in the growth of the personal unconscious It is unlike the sytem of Sigmund Freud Analytic psychology does not stress the importance of sexual factors on early mental growth In my view the best understanding of Carl Jung and his views regarding the collective unconscious are best understood in understanding the man and his influences In keeping with the scope and related concepts of Carl Jung unconscious is the sum total of those psychic activities that elude an individuals direct knowledge of himself or herself This term should not be confused either with a state of awareness that is a lack of self knowledge arising from an individuals unwillingness to look into himself or herself introspection nor with the subconscious which consists of marginal representations that can be rather easily brought to consciousness Properly unconscious processes cannot be made conscious at will their unraveling requires the use of specific techniques such as free association dream interpretation various projective tests and hypnosis For many centuries students of human nature considered the idea of an unconscious mind as self contradictory
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