Excerpt About Oedipal Self
Dimensions of the Oedipal SelfThis passionate, erotic, and loving presence, which is the self of the oedipal phase, makes it possible for us to experience our bodies and the emotions deeply and fully. We experience the body then as vibrant and alive, and the emotions as deep and expansive. In other words, the oedipal self includes the emotional and physical dimensions of the self. This means the work on oedipal narcissism requires work on opening the emotions, feelings and sensations. This also indicates that disturbances in the oedipal stage may lead to emotional repression and general alienation from our feelings and the aliveness of our bodies.