do owe much to good old Freud for his pioneering and ingenious
"discovery" of the unconscious and his tremendous
contribution to the understanding of the human psyche. We are
also gratefully indebted to his "unveiling" of human
sexuality which, until his time was a great taboo.
we are also indebted to Jung for his brilliant exposure of the
Collective Unconscious and its
Archetypes, expanding the scope
of the unconscious to include all
human features beyond the personal.
is true that sexuality is a very potent force governing our
lives. To Freud it is THE force. But is it really the case?
Is our life reduced to nothing but sexuality, to the
extent that every feature of our psychic world is derived only
Jung, sexuality is a part (important and powerful as
it may be) of a greater WHOLE. Humans constantly search
for meaning, smaller or greater, to the flow of life; sexuality
is a major component in that sought-after whole, but definitely
not the one and only.
undermining the power and affect of sexuality on life, humans
are not merely procreating/pleasure-seeking creatures; they
"run" on more than mere bodily instincts. The constant
search for a meaningful life (including sexuality) is a unique
human feature greater than its components.