Jung believed the human psyche is by nature spiritual. He was a colleague of Freud, but took a much different route in his conception of how our minds work. He strove to understand our inner workings by exploring the world of dreams, art, mythology, religion and philosophy....his belief was that we all carry an identical set of archetypes, or universal symbols grown from the common instincts of all humans. He called it " the reservoir of the experience of our species". This concept, called the "collective conscious" (sometimes referred to as "the collective subconsicious) does not negate our personal conscious and life experience, but rather, he believed that all of us experience our lives through an individual 'lens' if you will, that is our personal interpretation and experience of the collective archetypes we are born with. I do believe that there are universal experiences and truths that we all move through in life... and if we were to share them more openly, more often, we might see that this is true, enabling us to feel more connection, support and love.
Though Jung was a practicing clinician throughout his life, he studied deeply east/west philosophy, astrology, sociology, literature, the arts and ALCHEMY!....Carl, this piece is my silver song to you...and for anyone who might choose to wear it..sueno con los angelitos!