"Let me make it clear," she said. Briefly, she explained how she had
awakened to Reverend Mother awareness before birth, a terrified fetus with the
knowledge of countless lives embedded in her nerve cells -- and all this after
the death of her father.
This may have been pointed out before but I wanted to make sure. From the Wikipedia article on Collective Unconscious we read:
It is a part of the unconscious mind, expressed in humanity and all life forms with nervous systems, and describes how the structure of the psyche autonomously organizes experience
I read a book called Jung: Selected Writings and while some of it felt very much like reading Herbert I could never really put my finger on an particular section and think Ha! that's definitely Jung. Although undoubtedly there is a strong influence from Jung in Herbert's work. I just found this particular example compelling. I also found it shortly after reading Freak's post which quoted the DM passage (synchronicity? ).
The (unfortunately short) article also mentions:
Jung's writing style has often been described as dense and technical, which might have contributed to the definition of the collective unconscious being misconstrued as an inheritance of accumulated experience from preceding generations.