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Universal Neurosis Sigmund Freud defined the goal of psychoanalysis to be to replace unconscious with conscious awareness where the id was ego shall be and through this an individual would achieve self-control and reasonable satisfaction of instincts His fundamental ideas include psychic determinism the power and influence of the unconscious as opposed to the pre-conscious mind the tripartite division into id ego and superego and of course the ideas of universal illusion and universal effects of the Oedipal complex The examination of the Oedipal complex is the most essential to the understanding of Freuds theories since he claimed that due to the resistance repression and transference of early sexual energies the world had developed a universal complex which did not allow for the healthy development of individuals but lead instead to the neurosis and mass illusion of religion For his perceivably vicious attacks on religion and his logical and yet totally undermining examination of religion and other vital social issues Freud has been slandered and his theories criticized simply because of his addressial of these painful issues Through the systematic development of the theories of psychoanalysis al stemming from one another and all tied together into a universal Oedipal complex and religious illusion the ideas of the tripartite human psyche and wishfullfillment the Freud developed came under fire from critics for their controversial messages and analysis Briefly stated the Oedipus complex is the preservation in the adult individual of the perceptions strategies and scars of a conflict the individual underwent during his or her preschool years According to Freud these perceptions etc later color and shape the individuals future experiences This psychological crisis results when a young childs sexual desire for the parent of the opposite sex collides with the competition rivalry and overwhelming power of the parent of the same sex According to Freudian theory the ghosts of this oedipal crisis haunt us our entire lives Psychopathology slips of the tongue dreams and
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