Came across this quote today. It got me thinking about what happens if we treat the collective unconscious the same way we as a culture have been treating the wilderness--specifically how it will respond to us in that kind of relationship. It makes me think of that statement Jung made about how the Unconscious turns toward us a reflection of the face we turn toward it:
"Deep inside us is a wilderness. We call it the unconscious because we can't control it fully, so we can't will to create what we want from it. The collective unconsicous is a great wild region where we can get in touch with the sources of life" (Carl Jung, quoted by Dolores LaChapelle, Sacred Land, Sacred Sex (Durango: Kivaki Press, 1988), p. 74.