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Excerpts 1-5 from C. G. Carus, Psyche. Zur entwicklungsgeschichte der Seele:

In the whole unconscious world the pressure of the environment and the counter-pressure of the individual are identical. The first trace of spontaneity is constituted by the mediation of this pressure and counter-pressure by a third: general sensation, feeling, self-regard [pp. 99-120].

Unconsciousness. — Then an impressionable substance must be formed (nervous system); then there must be an environment — consciousness of a world; — then a gathering and conservation of impressions (Innerung — or in a higher sphere Erinnerung), and this conservation must have reached a certain goal. Self-consciousness. God's consciousness [pp. 102-11].

Animals: natural drive; artificial drive; migratory instinct [pp. 140-41].

The understanding of a child; imagination in puberty; reason [p. 160].

And as the human organism develops by way of a uniform repetition, the set of primitive cells is repeated, so also memory, which is a repetition [p. 165]. And just as at the same time there then is a striving in the organism toward wholeness, so also there is a wholeness in the imagination. — Imagination completes the human being [p. 167].






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