Birth and Rebirth in the Collective Unconscious

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The theme of birth, death, and rebirth looms large in the human psyche.

As self-aware beings, our minds seem to naturally wonder, what is life and where are its boundaries?

-Dr. Jason Holland, Lifespark

The Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, regarded rebirth as a central archetype that lives in our collective unconscious. And it comes up over and over again in dreams, myths, and creation stories across a number of cultures.

As self-aware beings, our minds seem to naturally wonder, what is life and where are its boundaries?

This week we’ll be exploring the question ‘What is life’  in greater depth. Each article will tackle some aspect of this question, drawing upon the latest science on the topic.

Tomorrow’s piece examines a new, ground-breaking theory on the origins of life and explores how it can help us understand our own lives.

Then on Wednesday, you can test your knowledge of life and take our ‘Facts of Life Quiz.’

On Thursday, we’ll be discussing a single equation that appears to unite all forms of life and can predict an organism’s life span with surprising accuracy.

Finally, we’ll end the week on Friday by exploring what science has to tell us about the boundary between life and death.

So join us everyday this week for more on ‘What is Life According to Science?’. And in the comments below, share your thoughts on what you believe makes life sacred.      

 

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