Significance Of The Father In The Destiny Of The Individual

Significance Of The Father In The Destiny Of The Individual

by Carl Jung
     
 

An excerpt from the beginning of "THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FATHER IN THE DESTINY OF THE INDIVIDUAL": " 'Ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt.' Freud has pointed out in many places with unmistakable clearness that the psycho-sexual relationship of the child towards his parents, particularly towards the father, possesses an overwhelming importance in the content of… See more details below

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An excerpt from the beginning of "THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FATHER IN THE DESTINY OF THE INDIVIDUAL": " 'Ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt.' Freud has pointed out in many places with unmistakable clearness that the psycho-sexual relationship of the child towards his parents, particularly towards the father, possesses an overwhelming importance in the content of any later neurosis. This relationship is in fact the infantile channel par excellence in which the libido flows backs when it encounters any obstacles in later years, thus revivifying long-forgotten dreams of childhood. It is ever so in life when we draw back before too great an obstacle—the menace of some severe disappointment or the risk of some too far-reaching decision—the energy stored up for the solution of the task flows back impotent; the by-streams once relinquished as inadequate are again filled up. He who has missed the happiness of woman's love falls back, as a substitute, upon some gushing friendship, upon masturbation, upon religiosity; should he be a neurotic he plunges still further back into the conditions of childhood which have never been quite forsaken, to which indeed the normal is fettered by more than one link —he returns to the relationship to father and mother. Every psychoanalysis carried out at all thoroughly shows this regression more or less plainly. One peculiarity which stands out in the works and views of Freud is that the relationship to the father is seen to possess an overwhelming importance.

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ISBN-13:
2940011830976
Publisher:
OGB
Publication date:
10/01/2010
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