Parapraxes and Numinosity
Jung concludes that:
C. G. Jung picked up on the idea of parapraxes and tried to explain their occurrence with his concept of the shadow. Jung’s notion of the shadow has both personal and collective aspects. An irruption of shadow contents into daytime activities could stem from an unresolved personal complex, the larger forces of the collective unconscious1 or some combination of the two. For Jung, unintended slips don’t always refer exclusively to the person making them. They can point to an entire situation among several or perhaps many people.
How we respond to mistakes is crucial. Jung felt that the self is on a natural trajectory toward wholeness. That is, nature heals and corrects. And since mankind sprung from nature, Jung believed that increased psychological awareness increases our mastery over the environment. Thus for Jungians, self-knowledge translates to increased confidence as well as new vitality and a sense of meaning.
A Parapraxis is:
an unusual word that might intimidate those unfamiliar with psycho-analytic theory. But it’s a pretty simple idea. In the Psychopathology of Everyday Life Freud says parapraxes are unintentional acts resulting from an unconscious wish, desire, attitude or thought (London: Penguin, 2002 ).
in Wiki, a parapraxis is also called the Freudian Slip
A Freudian slip, or parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is believed to be caused by the unconscious mind.
Some errors, such as a man accidentally calling his wife by the name of another woman, seem to represent relatively clear cases of Freudian slips. In other cases, the error might appear to be trivial or bizarre, but may show some deeper meaning on analysis. As a common pun goes, "A Freudian slip is like saying one thing, but meaning your mother." A Freudian slip is not limited to a slip of the tongue, or to sexual desires. It can extend to our word perception where we might read a word incorrectly because of our fixations. It is important to note that these slips are semi-conscious. This is to say that these thoughts are consciously repressed and then unconsciously released. This is unlike true Freudian repression, which is the unconscious act of making something unconscious.
now, my question is, is it really an unconcious response or could it be that something is buried deeper into the psyche?
my opinion, however, concludes that it is an unconcious act based off past experiences.
thoughts or opinions?