Oceanic Feeling

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Oceanic Feeling, a term coined by Romain Rolland,[1] is a feeling and sensation of eternity, "a feeling as of something limitless, unbounded, something oceanic."a feeling as of something limitless, unbounded, something oceanic." [2]

List of Connection Outcomes

Connection Outcome > Absolute Sensation, Activation, Alignment, Altered State of Consciousness, Ananda, Arendi, Ascension, Awakening, Beatific Vision, Bliss, Bodhisattva, Breakthrough, Buddha Mind, Center, Christ Consciousness, Clarification of Consciousness, Clarity, Connection Psychosis, Consciousness of Presence, Cosmic Bliss, Cosmic Consciousness, Cosmic Religious Feeling, Daigo, Dark Night of the Soul, Direct Mental Interaction With Living Systems, Dissonance, Déjà vu, ESP, Ecstasy, Egoic Collapse, Egoic Explosion, Emotional Cleansing, Emotional Satisfaction, Enhanced Creativity, Enhanced Intellectual Function, Enhanced Psychological Function, Enlightenment, Epiphany, Existential Terrors, Expansion of Meaning, Experience of Admixture, Feeling of Immortality, Flooding, Forgiveness of Sins, Gifts of the Spirit, Glimpse, Gnosis, Happiness, Healing, Improved Relationships, Insight, Intramonadic Communication, Jadhb, Kensho, Language, Levitation, Liberation, Love, MEPF, Mahabbah, Meanification, Moksha, Moral Quickening, Morality, Mukti, Mushi-dokugo, Noesis, Oceanic Feeling, Past Life Memories, Perfect Contemplation, Perfection, Permanent Connection, Physical Sensations, Piercing The Veil, Positive Affect, Power over the Material World, Psychotic Mysticism, Pure Consciousness Event, Quantum Change, Rapture, Realization of Immortality, Realization of Self, Recollection, Religious Ecstasy, Revelation, Ritambharapragya, Shogo, Spiritual Emergence, Spiritual Emergency, Spiritual Marriage, Spontaneous Alignment, Telepathy, Teleportation, The Ability of Curse and Favour, The Family of Spirit, The Unity, Tolerance, Transcendence, Transformation, Transsubjectivity, Triumph of Spirit, Turn to the Left, Union, Union with God, Union with Reality, Unity, Walking on Air, Warmth

Notes

Freud dismisses this feeling as psychopathology, as a return to "limitless narcissism" and an "early stage in ego-feeling," and an expression of a "child's feeling of helplessness," as a regression to pre-Oedipal feeling of unity, and infantile feeling of helplessness. [3]

Numerous scholars have criticized Freud's view as reductive and inaccurate.[4]

In a letter to Freud dated December 5, 1927, Romain Rolland states the Oceanic Feeling is "totally independent of all dogma, all credo, all Church organization. . . . the true subterranean source of religious energy which . . . has been collected, canalized and dried up by the Churches to the extent that one could say that it is inside the Churches."" [5]



Footnotes

  1. Maharaj, Ayon. “The Challenge of the Oceanic Feeling: Romain Rolland’s Mystical Critique of Psychoanalysis and His Call for a ‘New Science of the Mind’.” History of European Ideas 43, no. 5 (July 2017): 474–93.
  2. Freud, Sigmund. Civilization and Its Discontents. New York: W.W. Norton, 1961.
  3. Freud, Sigmund. Civilization and Its Discontents. New York: W.W. Norton, 1961.
  4. Maharaj, Ayon. “The Challenge of the Oceanic Feeling: Romain Rolland’s Mystical Critique of Psychoanalysis and His Call for a ‘New Science of the Mind’.” History of European Ideas 43, no. 5 (July 2017): 474–93.
  5. Romain Rolland quoted in Parsons, William B. The Enigma of the Oceanic Feeling: Revisioning the Psychoanalytic Theory of Mysticism. Cambridge, MA: Oxford University Press, 1999.p. 9.
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