In 1905 Carl Gustav Jung published his “Experimental Researches” related to the Word Association Test . He had noticed that certain words administered in some subjects elicited an unexpected reaction of hesitations or an emotional component in non-verbal reactions of the person, or the associated word appeared incongruous with a tangential relationship to the stimulus word.
Jung suggested that there is an emotional involvement of the subject in this particular behaviour, in some way triggered by the stimulus word.
Here some excerpts from my article published on e-jungian.com . There are situations in which the psyche uses defense mechanisms that were useful for the psychological survival in childhood, but in adulthood they are not and 1may even become harmful, blocking the psychological growth and hindering the process of regeneration.
The situations which I am going to present in this article are extreme situations, very rare and painful, but it is interesting to analyze the psychic images that accompany them, to grasp some warning signs. These are three people who died prematurely of cancer: Domenico Gnoli died at age 37, Mary at 12 and Luke at 47 years.
Here some excerpts from my article published on e-jungian.com
A complex is "a set of representations, thoughts, memories, partly or totally unconscious, with a strong emotional charge” (Galimberti, 1992), which limits the freedom of the ego. A kind of black hole that absorbs energy. The film Departures (Okuribito in Japanese) by Yojiro Takita, 2008 Oscar for best foreign film,