Narcissistic isomorphisms: The ego, the masses, the Urvater, and the alterity

Mario Orozco-Guzmán, Hada Soria-Escalante, Jeannet Quiroz-Bautista

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Abstract

This work proposes an exercise of critical and deconstructive intertextuality regarding Freud's text on mass formation and the implications of the ego's different dimensions. The ego is comprised of a representational system that transforms the representations derived from the reality of a traumatic sexual event into an opposite and compact mass. The ego is social, even in its majesty and heroism; but it is asocial in its subordination to symptoms. Both narcissism—through its idealisations, and the ego—through its identifications, engender a path for a mass psychology that exalts the position of the Urvater of the horde (the primal father) as a self-sufficiency model for an anti-solidarity individualism. The narcissistic ego modulates and models a fascinating connection between the masses and the Führer (leader) in the possibility of occurrences of the law, doubt, and responsibility. In addition, it can be erected as an imposture and as a self-deception ideal.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1600
JournalPsychotherapy and Politics International
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

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