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Catharsis and Suggestion I explore catharsis in more detail. It usually has either a sexual theme or a theme of self-praise. The sexual theme is the more peculiar of the two, so I focus on it.
{written by : Ian Heath}


Identification and Self-Absorption In the early months of the infant’s life it has no ego and only experiences its subconscious mind reacting to sensations. As the mind becomes consciously tied to the physical body so the ego begins to form. The body puts psychological boundaries on the mind.
{written by : Ian Heath}


DID, Singletons, and Self-Sabotage Whether we are singletons or multiples, we may all sometimes unconsciously sabotage our own lives. We may often seem entirely unaware we sabotage ourselves. People with DID may have an advantage over singletons because multiples may often more easily watch themselves in action to learn how they sabotage themselves first-hand.
{written by : Greg Gourdain}


The Conversion Experience There are two sequences of radical change in beliefs that I call ‘conversion’. These sequences are similar to the two basic sequences of abreaction, and so can be considered to be two more forms of it.
{written by : Ian Heath}




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The Nature of Emotion - Part 3 Now I turn to unconscious ideas. Deriving them was not easy. Some emotions occur three times ; for example, self-pity occurs on its own, as a mode of jealousy, and as a mode of guilt, and each one produces a different response.
{written by : Ian Heath}


Abreaction A person's state of emotion is always changing. Whichever emotion is currently present in consciousness, eventually it fades away, only to be immediately replaced by another one. Hence a person experiences an endless flow of emotions.
{written by : Ian Heath}


Resentment and Bitterness In the subconscious mind, immorality is often associated with pleasure. Because such pleasure is socially forbidden, it becomes tied to anxiety. In turn, this anxiety helps to generate compulsion.
{written by : Ian Heath}


Faith Faith is an emotive belief. Belief does not always lead to faith, but a belief has to be supported by faith in order to be meaningful. Faith acts through belief. When a belief crumbles, the emotion that underpins faith has no means of expressing itself, and..
{written by : Ian Heath}


Overview of Conflict with Idealism The practise of the spiritual life produces confusion in the seeker. This confusion has several sources. It is hard enough when the person ploughs his or her way through it meeting just one source at a time.
{written by : Ian Heath}


Conflict with Idealism – the Three Stages Conflict can be experienced at three levels of confusion, corresponding to the levels of consciousness represented by the ego, soul, and god.
{written by : Ian Heath}


Conflict within Idealism – Ethics and Three Ideals Ethical ideas can focus on objectivity, or on subjectivity, or on relativity. Each focus has its place in the gradual evolution of the person, that is, the person will adhere to the particular form of ethical theory that best suits his current degree of evolution
{written by : Ian Heath}


Essence and Monad Theory The concept that there is an essence, typically called ‘human nature’, is an attractive proposition for many thinkers. However, the opposing view ..
{written by : Ian Heath}





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