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By David E. Scharff M.D.

ISBN-10: 1568214197

ISBN-13: 9781568214191

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We shall give the name pregenital to organizations of sexual life in which the genital zones have not yet taken over their predominant part. We have hitherto identified two such organizations, which almost seem as though they were harking back to early animal forms oflife. The first of these is the oral or, as it might be called, cannibalistic pregenital sexual organization. Here sexual activity has not yet been separated from the ingestion of food, nor are opposite currents within the activity differentiated.

Here I may say that the view which I myself have now come to adopt is to the effect that all figures appearing in dreams represent either (1) some part of the dreamer's personality, or (2) an object with whom some part of his personality has a relationship, commonly on a basis of identification, in inner reality. Be that as it may, the fact that the dreamer is characteristically represented in the dream by more than one figure is capable of no other interpretation except that, at the level of the dreaming consciousness, the ego of the dreamer is split.

FAIRBAIRN isolation and detachment, and (3) a preoccupation with inner reality. It is important, however, to bear in mind that these characteristics are by no means necessarily overt. Thus the attitude of omnipotence may be conscious or unconscious in any degree. It may also be localized within certain spheres of operation. It may be overcompensated and concealed under a superficial attitude of inferiority or humility; and it may be consciously cherished as a precious secret. Similarly the attitude of isolation and detachment may be masked by a facade of sociability or by the adoption of specific roles; and it may be accompanied by considerable emotionality in certain contexts.

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