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By C. G. Jung

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Aion, initially released in German in 1951, is without doubt one of the significant works of Jung's later years. The imperative subject of the amount is the symbolic illustration of the psychic totality throughout the notion of the Self, whose conventional ancient similar is the determine of Christ. Jung demonstrates his thesis through an research of the Allegoria Christi, particularly the fish image, but in addition of Gnostic and alchemical symbolism, which he treats as phenomena of cultural assimilation. the 1st 4 chapters, at the ego, the shadow, and the anima and animus, supply a precious summation of those key ideas in Jung's approach of psychology.

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4 Mental health or illness will largely depend on the ego’s capacity to deal successfully with the ‘conflicts with its various ruling agencies’. , Vol. 14, p. 181. , Vol. 20, p. ; cf. , Vol. 16, p. 356 f. , Vol. 22, p. 78. , p. 74. 31 METAPSYCHOLOGY, CONFLICTS, ANXIETY such conflicts, which are certainly always present, without falling ill . . 2 In An Outline of Psycho-Analysis Freud describes the kind of economic conflicts which arise out of inter-structural disharmonies. He says that the ‘severest demand on the ego is probably the keeping down of the instinctual claims of the id, to accomplish which it is obliged to maintain large expenditures of energy on anticathexes.

Prove to be almost the only psychical quality attaching to the trans­ positions of energy inside o f the apparatus . . 3 As, however, internal stimuli in the form of major somatic needs cannot be satisfied by movement— the hungry baby kicks but remains hungry and finds the excitations from the hunger an unpleasurable feeling which the unpleasure principle will not tolerate— a change can only come about if in some other way (for the baby, through outside help) ‘an “ experience of satisfaction” can be achieved which puts an end to the internal stimulus.

Many of his later psychological concepts were here outlined but on the basis of neurological findings. 3 However, as many o f his later formulations are directly related to his thinking in ‘The Project’ and help to clarify them, a summary of its concepts is justified. Freud attempted to explain the principle of constancy in greater detail giving it a new name as the principle of neuronic inertia. e. , Vol. 2, p. 225. , Vol. 3, pp. 60 and 61. , Vol. 14, p. 174. 50 P R I N C I P L E S OF M E N T A L F U N C T I O N I N G of tension to zero) but the system, however, has to maintain a sufficient store of quantities to meet demands for specific action but its trend, persists ‘to keep the quantity down, at least, so far as possible and avoid any increase in it’ (that is, to keep the level of tension constant).

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