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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.
(Psychology) (in Jungian psychological theory) a part of the unconscious mind incorporating patterns of memories, instincts, and experiences common to all mankind. These patterns are inherited, may be arranged into archetypes, and are observable through their effects on dreams, behaviour, etc
(in Jungian psychology) inborn unconscious psychic material common to humankind, accumulated by the experience of all preceding generations.Compare archetype (def. 2).
In the psychology of Carl Jung, an area of the unconscious mind that all members of a society share, including instincts and religious feelings.