Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.
The concept of the self is relatively new within psychotherapy. It is largely due to the writing of Carl Jung who sought a word other than ‘soul' to describe the whole nature of an individual beyond the tripartite structure of Ego, Superego and Id proposed by Freud.
The central archetype of the psyche. This is the archetype that directs the individuation process.
The Original core of one's be-ing that cannot be contained within the State of Possession, living spirit/matter: the psyche that participates in Be-ing.
one's innermost being, the 'embodied or individual self', as opposed to the small self or ego. As such the embodied self is a minute part of God Himself: it is this truth which is realized in self-realization / enlightenment, in the experience of unity. This is what both Govinda and Siddhartha seek.
The archetypal protagonist of the hero monomyth, regarded as a story of individuation. Jung believed that there was an archetype for the process of self-discovery or self-definition that was figured in the hero's initiation--his separation from home and his journey through a land of dangers and wonders, and his encounters with characters such as the Shadow and the Persona, symbols of alternative selves with which the hero must come to terms before his maturation could be fulfilled. That fulfillment is often marked by the hero's atonement with the Father or his union with a goddess, symbols of the reconciliation of opposites within the hero.
Jung's term for the archetypal image of God as represented by symbols of wholeness, e.g. the mandala, UFO, etc.
attestation, self-authentication: In any system of thought, the ultimate authority justifies itself. For VT that ultimate authority is God, especially when speaking in Scripture. See Bahnsen 209-219, 715.
The archetype of wholeness and the regulating center of the personality. It is experienced as a transpersonal power, which transcends the ego, e.g., God.
The archetype of wholeness and the regulating center of the psyche. It is commonly symbolized by a mandala or a paradoxical union of opposites. The Self is experienced as a numinous, transpersonal power which transcends and overrides the ego. Empirically it is indistinguishable from the image of God.
The transcendent whole of body and mind.
The inner core of a person's "personality". For Jung, "Self" refers to a person's whole "personality" and represents the ultimate goal of the "individuation" process.
our true Identity as Son of God; synonymous with Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, and contrasted with the ego self we made as a substitute for God's creation; used rarely to refer to the Self of God.