- a collectively-inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., that is universally present, in individual psyches, as in Jungian psychology
- a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology.
Where a definition of the moment of death is required, doctors and coroners usually turn to “brain death” or “biological death” to define a person as being dead; people are considered dead when the electrical activity in their brain ceases.
In some cultures, death is seen more as a process of transformation, as consciousness leaving the body to reside in a different dimension, outside of time. This is consistent with emerging scientific views on the relationship of time, matter and energy. (see E=MC2)