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the Axial and Pranic self



  • cognative style - feeling; sensorimotor; axial-images (objects in the field of awareness, i.e. objects "out there" as different from self; objects only recognised when in immediate field of view)
  • affective elements - elementary or proto-emotions: fear, greed, rage, pleasure; "quick" or "short-circuited" emotions associated with the axial image only in the "quick" or immediate present )
  • conative or motovational factors immediate survival; the pleasure-factors - unpleasure principle (motivation as a tendency to search for pleasure and avoid unpleasure)
  • temporal mode - concrete, momentary, passing, present only
  • mode of self - axial body (physical body felt as distinct from physical environment) sensorimotor, narcissistic
  • chronological age - from 4 to 6 to 15 to 18 months


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