Of Interest to Logotherapists:
Radio National's podcast All in Mind has a fascinating portrayal of 1900 Vienna available here:
Definition of Terms:
Self: The core of our being, distinctly human, of an existential quality, associated with consciousness and responsibility. Cannot be reduced solely to the ego.
Conscience: Arises from the spiritual unconscious, of a transcendent quality, involves dialog with a transpersonal agent that we may or may not call God. Cannot be reduced solely to the superego.
Spiritual Unconscious: The unconscious aspect of the core of our being, the source of conscience, love, humor, artistic expression.
Unique Quality of Phenomena Arising from the Spiritual Unconscious:
Conscience: Acts as a compass, pointing us toward the one unique meaning that a concrete situation calls for.
Love: Allows us to see, or know, the potentials that are unique to the beloved, and to call forth the actualization of those potentials.
Artistic Conscience: Allows for the unique expression of meanings.
Click here to download Episode 9: Conscience and the Spiritual Unconscious.
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