The Collective Unconscious and Chronological Areas

Document Type : Original Articles


1 Department of Architecture, Faculty of Human Science, Tabriz University

2 Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tabriz University


According to Gibson's ecological perceptiontheory, the physical universe is made up of various areas each of which covers and hides the other one and it is only possible to perceive these areas at the time when one is obliged to move around in the environment. The author calls these areas spatial areas of the environment. Since no human movement is possible without the passing of time and, given the close relationship between time and place conceptions in modern science whereby time is regarded as the fourth dimension of 3-dimensional space, it is conceived that if one is still (i.e. not moving) but observes the passing of time one will understand different areas of environment that we call the chronological areasof an environment. A close relationship is perceived between the Jung unconscious and chronological areas that have given great simulation to spatial areas. This research indicates that the unconscious has the ability of free movement in spatial and chronological areas. In this article, the author aims to explain the conceptions of spatial areas, chronological areas and a combination of these using an experimental approach.