Aug 21, 1996 07:58 AM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <199608210057.TAA29196@main.com>, "Paul M.M. Kieniewicz"
>Many Eastern religions speak of transcending the "ego".
>Sure, it can be done - but then once the ego is transcended, is there any
>3. Theosophists also speak of consciousness often as seperate from the body.
>Is this again relevant? Or are we to accept the idea of a disembodied "ego"?
It all depends on one's definition of "ego." The Jungian definition is,
I suspect, different from the theosophical or the Tibetan, etc. He
defines "ego" as a complex (or constellation) within the personal
unconscious. "Self" is something deeper and connects with the collective
unconscious. In Jungian terms therefore, a disembodied ego is a no no.
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