Archaic introjects and the cosmology of H.G. Wells
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The roles of the archaic loving and hating introjects are traced in the early scientific romances and the life work of H.G. Wells. The preambivalent polarization of the early loving introjects of an archaic ego ideal (giving rise to utopian fantasies and, later, to promulgations of a new world state) and the early hostile introjects of an archaic superego (giving rise to fears of death and, later, to fears of cosmic dissolution) is represented in eschatological preoccupations with death, the Last Judgment, heaven and hell. These religious preoccupations are derivatives of wishes for maternal union and bliss on the one hand, and of castration anxiety and fears of personal annihilation on the other. Further transformations of the archaic introjects are traced through an indentification with the role of redeemer, and later, through his scientific studies, to an espousal of T.H. Huxley's teachings of organic evolution and to the development of cosmological themes in his work.

Author(s): 
Parkin, A.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Am Psychoanal Assoc
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Year: 
1982
Pages: 
487-508
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0003-0651
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 6927005

Turabian/Chicago Citation

A. Parkin. 1982. "Archaic introjects and the cosmology of H.G. Wells." Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 30: 2: 487-508.

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