Collective Consciousness is a term used to refer to the aggregate of collectively accepted Archetypes and ideas that are contained in the consciousness of groups, communities, nations, or even entire planets.
The archetype of Good versus Evil, for example, is an archetype in the collective consciousness of this planet. Almost every single human on planet Earth believes in the reality and significance of Good and Evil.
It is possible to unpack and examine the collective consciousness of a community, nation, or planet by extracting and examining the archetypes and ideas contained in the consciousness of the members of a specific community.
Collective Consciousness may be distinguished from Monadic Consciousness.
Mike Sosteric. The Triumph of Spirit Book Two: Old and New Energy Archetypes. Triumph of Spirit. St. Albert: Lightning Path Press, 2019.