“The overall psyche, which includes all conscious-unconscious dynamics, develops through successive transformation attacks, metanoia, where the old form (caterpillar) after a strange period (cocoon) can – if the process Is completed – access to a new form (the butterfly).
The “psychic illness” is also part of the process because it generates an imbalance that will force the whole to “invent” a new equilibrium.
In everyday life, we are well aware of the crisis of adolescence, which normally leads the subject of the childhood state to the adult state. But this is not the only “crisis” of our lives. Freudian psychoanalysis has made the Oedipal passage famous. There are others. I return my reader to all the work of Pierre Solié, on this subject, with his two main books, “The Essential Woman” and “The Sacrifice”, where he retraces the path of psyche, with in childhood the three Stages of orality, anality and genitality, and then, following the reversal of the mid-life crisis, the three spiritual stages of Eros, Charitas and Agape.
At each passage (Pierre Solié describes seven of them), three forces oppose and combine to accomplish the crisis: the maternal, the force of conservation of the old, which resists (the Chtonian forces), the paternal, attractive force that pushes into the future (the ouraniennes forces) and the Self, who realizes the metanoia, by the conjunction of opposites, creating a new form that transcends the old and new, past and future, maternal and paternal.
Thus is accomplished: “Nothing is as before, and yet everything is as before.”
The Logic of the Self is paradoxical; Its itinerary is not linear but, breaking in rupture, generates the new forms of life. He is a creator. From metanoia to metanoia, the psyche is refined (the Hindus call it a subtle body), becomes more and more subtle, until it is accomplished in this “fine point of the soul”, spoken of by the Christian mystics of the North, and Teresa of Avila, a fine point capable of touching the divine from which she comes, and allowing herself to be touched by him.
Thus, having reached the threshold of the greatest, the subject stands; Having lit the lamp, he watches, for Jesus tells us, “You know not the day nor the hour”
And Lee Lozowick: “The only grace is to love God” “
The cutting edge of the soul