Psychanalytic approach on the Unconscious

The psychoanalytical approach of the unconscious

According to Freud, the unconscious is divided into two authorities: the id, origin of instinctive impulses, and the superego, recording all moral conditioning since early childhood. Prohibitions and traumas of the early period are prolonged and affect the adult’s life, him not having the slightest clue. Hence come the repression of sexual impulses and neurosis.

This modeling of the unconscious is also based on the reductionist denial of another higher dimension. So it ought to be revised to integrate it: the Id should be thought as the center not only of biological instincts, but also as a relay for energies related to archetypes, and able to influence the psyche. It would include creative intuition and extrasensory perception.

Note that Jung, open to paranormal phenomena, attributed neurosis to the repression of “numinous” energies (from “numen” = deity).

Evolutionary ecopsychology restores a bridge between the two points of view: the sexual prohibitions cause the displacement of some amorous and erotic impulses (Freud), this repression causes a blockage of psychic abilities (EPE), and blocking these psychic abilities, forbids numinous energies to express themselves normally. (Jung).

Additionally, sexual taboos result of aggressive impulses triggered by amorous behavior not fulfilling their natural purpose.

Highlighting this gigantic vicious circle opens up the way for a holistic psychoanalysis, bringing together into a harmonious whole the biological and the transcendent. The unconscious is not the tote bag where conditionings and trauma accumulate, but the living and universal source of all true spiritualties …