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Evidence Supporting Collective Unconscious/Archetypes? Anybody?

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.mythology,sci.skeptic,alt.psychology.jung
From: Seyfert-1 
Subject: Re: Evidence Supporting Collective Unconscious/Archetypes? Anybody? (was Demonstrating)
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 23:46:54 GMT

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*Philip* :
>Yes, indeed. There's more to this instinct/archetype connection.
>I find it very naive of people to think there is only instinctive
>physical action and no such thing as instinctive thought. 

I've heard of heredity being associated with personality, and this
bears prolonged examination in the field of psychology. whether the
character of thought is itself shaped by inherited structures does
not appear in contention, though it is certainly opposable.

>The archetype is an inherited and instinctive way of having emotions,
>ideas, and representations, instinct is the inherited way of acting
>physically.  The two are connected.  Physical behavior according to a
>pattern would be instinct, and concomitant inner representations,
>emotions, ideas, thoughts, visions, etc are manifestations of an
>archetype.  We have inherited a structural something which makes us 
>act and think in certain ways.  There is a physical aspect and a
>psychological aspect to instincts. 

interesting, so you tie it all into instinct as it manifests in
the human animal. nice. strains of species proliferation would
thereafter exhibit their particular genetic-marker thought
patterns and tendencies. I can see support for this. it does
not require universalism or collectivity and may be supported
along kinship lines (cultural facets manifesting in hereditary
lines' behaviours and experiences).

I'm not sure what can be extracted from this perspective about
religion or gods or archetypes, however, outside studies of
specific hereditary lines and their expressions/experiences.


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