Collective Quotes

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Terence McKenna
“The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.”
Terence McKenna

C.G. Jung
“A group experience takes place on a lower level of consciousness than the experience of an individual. This is due to the fact that, when many people gather together to share one common emotion, the total psyche emerging from the group is below the level of the individual psyche. If it is a very large group, the collective psyche will be more like the psyche of an animal, which is the reason why the ethical attitude of large organizations is always doubtful. The psychology of a large crowd inevitably sinks to the level of mob psychology. If, therefore, I have a so-called collective experience as a member of a group, it takes place on a lower level of consciousness than if I had the experience by myself alone.”
C.G. Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

Michael Burawoy
“...I take as a point of departure the possibility and desirability of a fundamentally different form of society--call it communism, if you will--in which men and women, freed from the pressures of scarcity and from the insecurity of everyday existence under capitalism, shape their own lives. Collectively they decide who, how, when, and what shall be produced.”
Michael Burawoy, Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process Under Monopoly Capitalism

Shannon L. Alder
“Being different will always threaten the institution of understanding of a closed mind. However, evolution is built on difference, changing and the concept of thinking outside the box. Live to be your own unique brand, without apology.”
Shannon L. Alder

“We are product of the immense torque that propels this universe. We are not individuals but a great accumulation of all that lived before.”
Tanya Tagaq, Split Tooth

Jeffrey Tucker
“Socialism is not really an option in the material world. There can be no collective ownership of anything materially scarce. One or another faction will assert control in the name of society. Inevitably, the faction will be the most powerful in society -- that is, the state. This is why all attempts to create socialism in scarce goods or services devolve into totalitarian systems of top-down planning.”
Jeffrey Tucker

“There is more for us to gain through love than hate.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

C.G. Jung
“People go on blithely organizing and believing in the remedy of mass action, without the least consciousness of the fact that the most powerful organizations can be maintained only by the greatest ruthlessness of their leaders and the cheapest of slogans.”
C.G. Jung

Toba Beta
“The collective consciousness of mankind defines the existence and sustainability of this civilization.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Sigmund Freud
“Here, indeed, we encounter a curious phenomenon: the relevant mental processes, when seen in the mass, are more familiar, more accessible to our consciousness than they can ever be in the individual. In the individual only the aggression of the super-ego makes itself clearly heard, when tension arises, in the form of reproaches, while the demands themselves often remain unconscious in the background. When brought fully into consciousness, they are seen to coincide with the precepts of the current cultural super-ego. At this point there seems to be a regular cohesion, as it were, between the cultural development of the mass and the personal development of the individual. Some manifestations and properties of the super-ego can thus be recognized more easily by its behaviour in the cultural community than by its behaviour in the individual.”
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

Toba Beta
“It wasn't science and technology that cause a slow progress,
but collective knowledge of the society and market demands.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Azar Nafisi
“We were thirsty for some form of beauty, even in an incomprehensible, overintellectual, abstract film with no subtitles and censored out of recognition. There was a sense of wonder at being in a public place for the first time in years without fear or anger, being in a place with a crowd of strangers that was not a demonstration, a protest rally, a breadline or a public execution...For a brief time we experienced collectively the kind of awful beauty that can only be grasped at through extreme anguish and expressed through art.”
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Rebecca Solnit
“Writing is lonely, it’s an intimate talk with the dead, with the unborn, with the absent, with strangers, with the readers who may never come to be and who even if they read you will do so weeks, years, decades later. An essay, a book, is one statement in a long conversation you could call culture or history; you are answering something or questioning something that may have fallen silent long ago, and the response to your words may come long after you’re gone and never reach your ears, if anyone hears you in the first place.”
Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark

“The invisible fuel for this healing process is our heartfelt compassion and loving presence and the sincerity of the collective intention that we bring to it.”
William Keepin, Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men

Abhijit Naskar
“The individual is the collective, the collective is the individual.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lives to Serve Before I Sleep

William A.  Adams
“Collective leadership effectiveness drives business performance.”
William A. Adams, Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

Nikolai A. Berdyaev
“There are no such things as nations, States and societies existing as collective common realities which stand on a higher level than personality and turn it into part of themselves.”
Nikolai Berdyaev

Murray Bookchin
“The respect for the individual, which Radin lists as an aboriginal attribute, deserves to be emphasized, today, in an era that rejects the collective as destructive of individuality on the one hand, and, yet, in an orgy of pure egotism, has actually destroyed all the ego boundaries of free-floating, isolated, and atomized individuals on the other hand. A strong collectivity may be even more supportive of the individual, as close studies of certain aboriginal societies reveal, than a “free market” society with emphasis on an egoistic, but impoverished, self.”
Murray Bookchin, Remaking Society

Aldous Huxley
“Orgy-porgy, round and round and round, beating one another in six-eight time.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Bryant A. Loney
“It is due to a collective human aggregation that we are able to create things of deniably and undeniably inherent nature that would have otherwise surfaced in some other medium and probably not as clearly. Creation is the space in which we are woven. The act of creating is a channel from that space.”
Bryant A. Loney, Sea Breeze Academy

Bryant A. Loney
“The individual is the refined reflection of themselves within the collective.”
Bryant A. Loney, Sea Breeze Academy

A.P. Sweet
“We learn
that all life
is scarce yet abundant.
Profane yet
sacred.
Loving
yet hateful.
Enlightened
yet obscured.
Isolated yet
collective.
That life is
somehow derived from love.”
A.P. Sweet, dead, but dreaming

Tarun Betala
“We ought to, as human beings, have the courage to seek a collective “truth” that benefits our species the most, and to accept that all of our doctrines and beliefs may just be incomplete. That we don’t know it all and that perhaps we never will. That others like us may have something to teach us, and we may have something to contribute to their communities. That communities, types of people, are divisions we’ve created for ourselves. That for all of what we know, the knowledge and wisdom that we have gathered in the few millennia may be a small fraction of what is there to be discovered, understood and applied.”
Tarun Betala, The Things We Don't Know

“Personal Responsibility leads to collective responsibility.”
Sunday Adelaja

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Is there anything like a collective brain?”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Helen Oyeyemi
“She is a double danger—there is the danger of meeting her, and the danger of becoming her. Does the nightmare of her belong to everyone, or just to me?”
Helen Oyeyemi, White is for Witching

“The possibility for such collective healing holds tremendous transformative power that remains as yet untapped. It is difficult for people to imagine the freedom and energy that would be released if our society were to seriously embrace this task of collective gender healing in community.”
William Keepin, Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men

“Gender imbalance is, at its root, a collective spiritual crisis.”
William Keepin, Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men

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