Saturday, 22 August 2015
Some Parallels Between Collective And Individual Psychology
Does something similar occur in individual psychology? I believe that the universe is conscious of itself through every sentient organism. "-self" identifies the subject and object of an action. Thus, we say not that the man killed the man but that the man killed himself. "-self" need not entail consciousness. Thus, when two mirrors face each other, each reflects itself in the other. Although I am an instrument of universal self-consciousness, I am primarily aware of myself as a psycho-physical organism with particular wants and fears. My mental activity has been not the perception of the universe by itself but the imagining of scenarios centered on myself. Thus, I am like the Draka inside my own head.