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The Psyche as an Oscillating Entity in Thomas Hardys Jude the Obscure

Your Personal Unconscious

This brief paper was written in the Eighties when I was a grad student at NYU. It discusses the principle of enantiodromia---the tendency for extremes to result in a counter movement into equal and opposite extremes. This principle is particularly applied to eros and spirituality and illustrated by an analysis of Thomas Hardy's novel, Jude the Obscure. Enantiadromia and eros are particularly relevant right now as we are living through a counter movement to centuries of sexual repression where promiscuity has, in many parts of society, become the expected norm.

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