By V. Odajnyk
Introducing a brand new typology in line with strength, Eros, subject and Spirit because the motivations that outline human attitudes and behavior, the booklet outlines 8 character forms in keeping with the extraverted and introverted deployment of the 4 drives and applies those typological different types to Freud, Adler and Jung.
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As the first being to emerge out of the primordial unity of the cosmic egg, Eros retains the chief characteristic of its origins, namely oneness and wholeness, and forever strives to bring about that original state of unity and unite all the opposites once again. Consequently, one could see Eros as a regressive force, supremely conservative. It functions in a compensatory manner to the innovative, expansive creative principle and seeks a reintegration, a return to the source. In human beings that compensatory function is experienced as nostalgia.
Introverted soulful Eros fascinations may range from watching soap operas or reading the novels of D. H. Lawrence and Marcel Proust. There are hard-driving, deal-making Power lunches and seductive, flirtatious Eros lunches. There are Physis lunches where gourmets focus on the taste and quality of the food. In contrast, during Pneuma lunches, the food receives scant attention, or lies uneaten, while the diners commune in a meeting of minds, oblivious to their surroundings, carried off on the wings of thought.
The veil of Maya is the “net” that envelops the entire universe and holds it together. Never mind that Maya is an illusory, deceptive, ephemeral unity that must be “seen through” to attain knowledge of ultimate reality and unity with Brahma. The projections of romantic Eros are also illusory and, in time, fall away to reveal the possibilities of a real, or more objective, relationship and love. Paradoxically, these illusions lead to reality and ultimately aim at connection and unity. In our culture the spider and its “net” are regarded as symbols of the destructive entanglement in the web of illusions.
Archetype and Character: Power, Eros, Spirit, and Matter Personality Types by V. Odajnyk