The psychology that shall be articulated in this essay can from the outset be described as relatively pre-modern and relatively psychoanalytical. It is pre-modern because we will be focusing on the pre-modern psyche without arguing that it should be vanquished in favor of a modern psychological disposition. But this essay will also be psychoanalytical because we will be focusing on a hypothetical pre-modern personality and saying that such a person needs to adopt some thinking orientated psychoanalytical principles in order to adapt to the modern world and be healthy. The pre-modern psychology in this work relativizes the psychoanalysis and the psychoanalysis relativizes the pre-modern psychology. The author of this work studied Jungian psychology. However, learning and life experience(s) then either compliment each other or they clash. Having immersed myself in Jungian psychology to speed up the process of developing greater psychological awareness, much of Jung's views are maintained and much is vanquished.
[...] He asks this healthy or unhealthy or a mixture of the two?' Put more precisely he asks this ego-inflated or is this healthily creative and hence healthily feeling-toned, or is it a mix of the two?' And if the pre-modern person ever feels loss of feeling-tone then she has become too existential and modern and needs to turn back round and re- experience some medicinal feeling-tone. The pre-modern person must experience cultural in-ness. Cultural in-ness equates to a general healthy feeling-toned connection between inner and outer life. [...]
[...] Rather than treat Jungian psychology like a faith he made sure that he then became well-versed in the likes of Adlerian psychology and Freudian psychoanalysis. They equated to non-ego images. They may have challenged his ego but Vannoy Adams says that he is glad to have practiced what he preached because he is now all the more confident and non-defensive about his Jungian beliefs.8 Thus conflict must be thought through, not hidden from. And integrate not disintegrate. This is not to say that integration comes to an end as if one is now fully integrated. [...]
[...] Yet the pre-modern person is unsuited to the western cultures laissez faire treatment of psychic feeling-tone. It threatens to make a pre- modern psyche, bi-polar. The psychic inflation inherent in western culture unbalances the pre-modern personality. The pre-modern therefore cries out for a more stable cultural feeling-tone. The advice to such a person is as follows Recognize and enjoy creativity when you observe it. But the things that go with it, such as power, fame and fortune are inflated western objects. [...]
[...] And if one is a healthy pre-modern person then the modern cannot say anything against him or her psychologically. This essay will look into the psychology of the pre-modern person as opposed to the modern existentialist. It will be in two parts: Post-Jungian Pre-Modernism Psychoanalytical Interpretation. However Psychoanalytical interpretation is ‘not' employed in order to vanquish pre-modern feeling-tone per se. It is only employed in order to vanquish the neurotic elements of the pre-modern feeling-tone. Part 1 In this part of the essay we will discuss Jungian pre-modernism. [...]
[...] Hence, the psyche of the pre-modern person living in today's western world is described as post-Jungian type of pre-modern. What distinguishes today's pre-modern psyche from the modern psyche is that the pre-modern psyche is highly feeling-toned. But it may find classical Jungian esotericism as off- putting in the same way that a modern person would find Jung's esoteric interests off-putting. Jung's psychology tells the person that an image has multiple symbolic representations.1 Jung's psychology sets out a theory of compensation.2 However, in our post-Jungian pre-modernism we say that all of that goes and that we, like James Hillman, say “stick to the image.”3 More specifically we say stick to the feeling-tone where it is healthy. [...]
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