Augustine And Jung Stages Of Madness Essay

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Augustine and Jung wrote about the stages of human life. Thanks to this we can trace the stages of madness. At the time, madness was also called "neurosis". Madness or neurosis is the state of being mentally ill, especially severely. Both of them were concerned with crisis situations, personal crisis and emergency of problems and the processes of how these problems emerge. Madness or neurosis was defined as a state of problems and a state of overthinking. This essay addresses similarities and differences in the stages of madness Jung and Augustine. Whereas for Jung emerges from the transitions points from unconsciousness to consciousness. Augustine sees the sources of madness in human sexuality. In independents between Jung’s and Augustine’s …show more content…
The paper is divided at two parts: the first one is "unconsciousness ", the second one is "consciousness".
On the one hand, I want to consider the concept of Jung and Augustine to "unconsciousness". Jung believed that "unconsciousness" characteristic of the instinctive mind of primitive man. He believed that as well as we are submerged in nature we are unconscious. In his theory people live in the security of instincts which knows no troubles. As he said "there are no problems without consciousness"(Carl Jung. The portable Jung. p.84) based on this we can reformulate that if there are no problems it's unconsciousness. Jung believes that the mental in general along with personal and collective consciousness includes also the personal and collective unconscious. The collective unconscious arises as a result of "cultivating" a person and, accordingly, curbing and subordinating to them his instinctive, animal nature. The "cultural layer" of the human psyche is unusually thin compared to the powerful layers of the "primitive psyche" that form the "collective unconscious", consisting of inherited instincts and forms of perception or understanding that are characteristic of a whole group - the family, the nation, the race, etc. The

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