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picture3 May 2005 @ 07:55, by Tlingel

If it were posible to personify the unconscious, we might think of it as a collective human being combining the characteristics of both sexes, transcending youth and age, birth and death, and, from having at its command a human experience of one or two million years, practically immortal. If such a being existed, it would be exalted above all temporal change, the present would mean neither more nor less to it than any year in the hundredth millenium before Christ; it would be a dreamer of age-old dreams and, owing to its immesurable experience, an incomparable prognosticator. It would have lived countless times over again the life of the individual, the family, the tribe, and the nation, and it would possess a living sense of the rhythme of growth, flowering, and decay."

---C. G. Jung: Basic Postulates of Analytical Psychology
(The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, CWJ, VIII, par. 673)

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