Wow! This reminds me of a class I had in grad school- It's fascinating and stretching my brain! Thanks!!
I will throw a piece in here if I may. I went to a presentation by John Beebe last week. He started talking about the "objective psyche". I saw one more reference to it in an article by another Jungian. I had never heard of the concept before and would appreciate any references, info, etc. And, what place would that have in this discussion (or not). What does this part of Psyche do for us? It's purpose(s).
I have been saved/rescued from death twice in my life by Psyche...or maybe Hermes? To me, there is no question about Jung's proposal of Self and self, and the importance of the ego-Self axis in individuation.
I'm just moving my posts from the comment wall to here...Hope others will do the same. Even if out of order for some reason...Dorene's right, it's an interesting topic and it would be good to be able to find the comments via search.-Ruth