SIGMUND FREUD'S TRINITY OF AGGREGATES OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
- The id corresponds to basic biological desires (hunger, thirst, sexual desire, shelter, family, and social life).
- The ego considers the drives of the id and plans realistic strategies to achieve these goals within the bounds of reality (including social reality).
- The super-ego is the repository of learned social rules and social behaviors that must also be satisfied if the ego (the individual) is to operate without creating a great deal of anxiety for themselves and others.
FREUD'S TRINITY MAPPED ONTO THE SEVEN CHAKRA SYSTEM
THE ID - The Lower self by itself
Desire and aversion that is required for the functioning of the individual.
- BASE CHAKRA: Meeting basic physical needs.
- SECOND CHAKRA: Sexual and sensual gratification.
- THIRD CHAKRA: Activity that meets these needs.
THE SUPER-EGO: The higher self by itself
Social conscience, social consideration, social requirements that all individuals must adhere to if they want to remain as functioning members of human societies.
- HEART CHAKRA: Socialization - the consideration of others.
- THROAT CHAKRA: Effective communication to navigate within society.
- BROW CHAKRA: Intellectual capacity to understand and execute social considerations.
AND WHAT OF THE CROWN CHAKRA?
Psychological systems are not necessarily transcendent systems. The addition of the crown chakra covers the transcendent/philosophical/mystery considerations that an individual may wish to investigate on any path of holistic self-development.