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Part of the Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies Series
For decades we have witnessed the emergence of a media age of illusion that is based on the principles of physics-the multidimensionality, immateriality, and non-locality of the unified field of energy and information-as a virtual reality. As a result, a new paradigm shift has reframed the cognitive unconscious of individuals and collectives and generated a worldview in which mediated illusion prevails. Exploring the Collective Unconscious in a Digital Age investigates the cognitive significance of an altered mediated reality that appears to have all the dimensions of a dreamscape. This book presents the idea that if the digital media-sphere proves to be structurally and functionally analogous to a dreamscape, the Collective Unconscious researched by Carl Jung and the Cognitive Unconscious researched by George Lakoff are susceptible to research according to the parameters of hard science. This pivotal research-based publication is ideally designed for use by psychologists, theorists, researchers, and graduate-level students studying human cognition and the influence of the digital media revolution.
Stephen Brock Schafer, Digipen Institute of Technology, USA.More About Stephen Brock Schafer