Excerpt About Alienation

Alienation from the Essential Identity
The alienation from Essence begins at least from the time of inception of psychic structures for, as we have discussed, these structures become established by the development of self-representations that pattern the experience of the self. Experiencing the self through representations is antithetical to direct experience of the essential Presence. The specific loss of identity with Essence -- which is the fundamental route of narcissism -- is the alienation from the essential identity. This particular alienation is the cause of central narcissism in particular.

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