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unconscious

 [un-kon´shus]
1. insensible; incapable of responding to sensory stimuli and of having subjective experiences.
2. the part of the mind that is not readily accessible to conscious awareness by ordinary means but whose existence may be manifested in symptom formation, in dreams, or under the influence of drugs; it is one of the systems of Freud's topographic model of the mind.
collective unconscious in jungian psychology, the portion of the unconscious that is theoretically common to mankind.

col·lec·tive un·con·scious

in jungian psychology, the combined memory potentials inherited from a person's phylogenetic past, the deeper layer of the unconscious, wherein reside archetypes. See: archetype (2).
See also: personal unconscious.

collective unconscious

n.
In Jungian psychology, a part of the unconscious mind, shared by a society, a people, or all humankind, that is the product of ancestral experience.

collective unconscious

Psychiatry
A concept posited by Carl Gustav Jung regarding an inborn, symbol-rich psychological foundation common to humanity, which differs slightly according to the culture; he postulated that the collective unconsciousness reflected a group mindset, which would allow for telepathy.

col·lec·tive un·con·scious

(kŏ-lek'tiv ŭn-kon'shŭs)
psychology The combined engrams or memory potentials inherited from a person's phylogenetic past in C.G. Jung's theory.

collective unconscious

An entity, deemed to be a kind of storehouse of ancestral memory, proposed by the Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher Karl Gustav Jung (1875–1961) to explain similarities in symbolism among disparate peoples.
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Borges refers in the essay to the "subconscious" ("subconsciencia") and the "collective subconscious" ("subconsciente colectivo").
The Resolution was the expression of the vision lying dormant in their collective subconscious which was shaped by their centuries long experience of their attempts to co-exist with the rest of the communities in the Sub-Continent.
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The supernatural element in A Nightmare on Elm Street allows Freddy Krueger to exist within the collective subconscious of his victims, which means that he is not so much an exterior monster who returns to a particular location for vengeance (like Michael Myers returning to Haddonfield in Halloween) or even a monster who exists in a marginalized community into which the young victims stumble (like the Sawyer family in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre).
But O'Shea's account of a millennium of both conflict and convivencia should help both Christians and Muslims to reflect on their shared history and perhaps exorcise some of the ghosts in their collective subconscious.
It doesn't matter whether reality is a construct of the collective subconscious.
Together with Vaslav Nijinsky, Vincent van Gogh haunts our collective subconscious. Both men were seekers of that white light--seekers of the truth, capable of expressing their feelings rather than their thoughts and both of them were so-called madmen in a world of insanity.
The message of the power to kill others is not lost on the collective subconscious of the legislators and staff.

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