It is composed of archetypeswhich are simple representations of universal figures and relationships. Jung outlined an important feature of the personal unconscious called complexes. Jung argues that these archetypes are products of the collective experience of men and women living together.
If so, studies of gut microbes may be a very important part of the psychiatric research of the future. Rosen, S. The former has some scientific grounded, while the latter is a pseudoscientific theory.
Quoting Jung, Collected Works vol. Genes in gut bacteria outnumber the genes in the human body, and these bacteria may produce neuroactive compounds.
The more elements attached to the complex, the greater its influence on the individual.