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The goal of this paper is to investigate the nature of consciousness, but also to develop C.G. Jung’s “Theory of Mind” in the light of evolutionary psychology. I try to demonstrate here evidence supporting the hypothesis of “continuity” (direct relationship, similarity) between the cognitive conscious processes (for instance on a level of communication) of human beings and other primates – in this case the chimpanzees bonobo – but also trying to support the general applicability of the theory of the self in psychological studies.

Nowadays the subject of consciousness still requires new studies and research to let us find out its immanent nature. This paper refers to the theory of consciousness in the context of analysis of cognitive functioning of the individuals with learning disability and cognitive functioning of the apes – pygmy chimpanzees.

Jung once said: “The nature of consciousness is a riddle whose solution I don’t know.” In this paper we are going to follow this riddle supporting Jung’s work and developing our insight into this still not fully understood area.

In: Contemporary Influences of C. G. Jung's Thought
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The paper describes some of the factors that play a role in the process of social hierarchization within a society. I refer here not only to the instinctual and archetypal forces, but also to the less “psychological,” more “systemic” factors influencing this process, the factors associated with systems dynamics and describing patterns of self-organizing of those systems seen in a more “natural,” biological, or even physical way. In this last point I will refer to an example of the Pareto Law. The intention of the paper is not only to describe the dynamis of the hierarchization process, but also to support a postulate of social discussion of the hierarchy pattern chosen by the society.

In: Collective Structures of Imagination in Jungian Interpretation
The book is a volume of the collected works of sixteen different authors. They reflect the contemporary meaning of C. G. Jung’s theory on many fields of scientific activity and in a different cultural context: Japanese, South American and North American, as well as European: English, Italian and Polish. The authors consider a specific milieu of Jung’s theory and his influence or possible dialogue with contemporary ideas and scientific activity. A major task of the book will be to outline the contemporary—direct or indirect—usefulness and applicability of Jung's ideas at the beginning of the twenty-first century while simultaneously making a critical review of this theory.
In: Contemporary Influences of C. G. Jung's Thought
In: Collective Structures of Imagination in Jungian Interpretation
This book presents an analysis of the social aspects of Carl Gustav Jung's thought and its followers, the interpretation of the phenomena of contemporary social life (social imagery) from the perspective of the main categories of this thought (archetype, unconscious, collectivity, mass society, mass man). It also contains an attempt of their application for understanding contemporary social and political phenomena (e.g. Brazilian sebastianism, Balkan conflicts, virtual-imagery sphere of communication, figures of imagery in popular culture, and others). The authors examine the relationship between Jung’s and Jungians' (E. Neumann, J. Hillman, J. L. Henderson) conceptions and many accompanying them (e.g. Frankfurt school, Bachelard’s philosophy, American cultural psychoanalysis) and the background of contemporary social psychology, sociology, and cultural anthropology.