Evidence of the Body Possessing a Form of Consciousness Beyond Its Soul

Jack H. Hiller


Freud defined three primary psychoanalytic functionalities for motivating behavior that have fallen into disuse: 1. The ID motivating instinctive behaviors, such as satisfying hunger drives and reaction to immediate threat; 2. The Super Ego pursuing moral ideals, such as self-sacrifice and honesty;  and 3. The Ego for resolving conflicts between the ID and reality, and accommodating Super Ego demands. Freudian Theory is now generally regarded as detached from the current science paradigm which seeks to anchor behavioral theory in brain neurology. Whereas the ID and Ego may be mapped to identified areas of the brain, no Super Ego brain locality has been identified. This analysis proposes a solution for the missing Super Ego. The Out of Body Experiences reported from the trauma of a Near Death Experience (NDE) or meditation describe a discarnate consciousness or soul that is inherently moral as it functions in a Universal Field of Consciousness. This paper reifies the Freudian Super Ego to be equivalent to the soul and thus supports revitalization of Freudian Theory as valuable for clinical practice and personality research.

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