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A Jungian Slip
Synnchronistic Subconscious Syntax Signaling
A Jungian slip is a psychological term referring to a slip of the tongue that reveals ideas, thoughts, or feelings arising from the collective unconscious. Jungian slips reveal hidden motivations, synchronistic connections, or archetypal patterns of which the speaker is unaware or coming to realize.
The term Jungian slip combines the name of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung with the Freudian slip. While a Freudian slip reveals repressed sexual urges or desires, a Jungian slip exposes motivations related to the shared mythology, symbols, and metaphors that Jung believed form the fabric of the human psyche.
Jungian slips often manifest in two ways:
Slips revealing unconscious connections between speaker and listener based on shared passions, interests, or occult senses of meaning. For example, a Jungian slip might unconsciously reference a quote from a favorite novel that holds significance for both parties.
Slips belying motivations related to archetypal symbols, situational synchronicity, or mystical forces. A speaker may unconsciously invoke mythological references or language patterns related to the archetypal Shadow, Anima/Animus, the Hero's Journey, or other Jungian ideas.
When a Jungian slip occurs, it exposes the power of the unconscious and may provide glimpses of a greater hidden meaning in that moment, relationship, or situation. Jungian slips reveal ideas and connections that the conscious mind overlooks but the creative unconscious recognizes.