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Taming the Wind of DesirePsychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance$
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Carol Laderman

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780520069169

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520069169.001.0001

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Angin: the Inner Winds

Angin: the Inner Winds

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Taming the Wind of Desire

Carol Laderman

University of California Press

This chapter expands on the Inner Winds—a key component of the Malay Person—and compares Malay theories of personality development, creativity, and frustration with those of contemporary Western psychoanalysis. The Malay theory of personality and the theories of Freud and Jung are built upon different views of human development and relationship to the universe. Jung's archetypes find their match in Malay archetypes of the angin of personality, but Malay archetypes, although we may conceive of them as extending to the core of the unconscious, exist on the conscious level for Malay patients, healers, and members of their social milieu. Unlike Freud, the Malay healer is not constrained to reach backward through time and space to find a myth that illuminates the workings of the psyche.

Keywords:   Malay, personality development, creativity, Western psychoanalysis, Jung, Freud

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