Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Libido and the Spirit-Will
Civilization was not primarily developed by way of the repressed energy of the sexual libido, which was a central insight of Freud. And the desire for successful sexual survival and reproduction of ones genes is not the sole creator of civilization, as sociobiology suggests. Sex and reproduction are secondary to the central instinct which activates life, the Spirit-Will, or the Spirit-Will-To-Godhood. Life is then shaped by somewhat random natural evolution.
Sex and aggression are sublimated (a better word than repressed) into building civilizations of evolving groups of people, but not for survival sake alone, and not only for healthy sexual balance. We are activated to sexual reproduction and survival so that we may continue to evolve toward Godhood, out into the cosmos, beyond the human species, all the way to Godhood.