Friday, March 2, 2012

"Just as the human body represents a whole museum of organs, each with a long evolutionary history behind it, so we should expect to find that the mind is organized in a similar way.  It can no more be a product without history than is the body in which it exists.  By "history" I do not mean the fact that the mind builds itself up by conscious reference to the past through language and other cultural traditions.  I am referring to the biological, prehistoric, and unconscious development of the mind in archaic man, whose psyche was still close to the animal."

"....Thought forms, universally understandable gestures, and many attitudes follow a pattern that was established long before man developed a reflective consciousness."
-c.g. jung