Final Review Sheet (Part 2)
1) The invariant organizing principle or life theme that appears in the
music of Bach
2) The role of the experience of loss in Bach’s life and music
3) Introversion and extraversion in Jung’s theory and in his life
4) Self-state dreams and their purpose or function – Jung’s dream of the
5) Personal unconscious and collective unconscious (Jung)
6) The archetypes of the collective unconscious: anima, animus, shadow,
Wise Old Man, Great Earth Mother, the Self
7) Jung’s idea of individuation and wholeness, and the relation of
to his early experience of splitting into No. 1 and No. 2 personalities
8) Jung’s childhood and identity issues, including early separation from his
9) Jung’s first dream of the “maneater”
10)Jung’s view of Freud and the whole rupture between Freud and Jung
11)Jung’s thoughts on life after death
12)Jung’s approach to psychotherapy
13)The difference between Freud and Jung on the question of the
paranormal (the existence of telepathy, precognition, psychokinesis,
Reich’s childhood tragedy: the terrible circumstances of
his mother’s suicide
Reich and his younger brother lived with their parents on a farm.
He received his education initially from the parents and then by tutors. He
had no friends and would only play by himself. The father was a violent,
brutal, jealous, and strict man who loved his wife very much. The mother
was beautiful and submissive to the father’s domineering ways. When he
was 13 years old, tragedy struck. He had discovered his mother having an
affair with his tutor. Mixed feelings of moral outrage, abandonment, sexual
excitement and sympathy fro the father came.
He never told anyone.
However, after his father was falsely accusing his wife, Reich revealed all
he knew. His mother, who was in the next room, drank poison, but was
saved. Soon afterwards, after her continuously dealing with the father’s
emotional and physical abuse, she succeeded in killing herself using poison.
Reich showed no sign of grief.
Impact of Reich’s mother’s suicide on his thinking
Reich blamed himself for his mother’s ultimate death.
he vilified his father and idealized his mother. His childhood shaped his
thinking: repression of sexuality viewed as vicious and deadly force in
human affairs. He idealized his mother and sexual freedom, but
contradicted himself under times of stress when he accused his wife of
Sexuality became one of the prominent themes in his theories.