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the two rivers is a kind of simile of fragments of dreams from the dark, mysterious unconscious, of which we manage to get a glimpse, and retain for a fleeting period of time in 'consciousness.'
Only two more brief remarks about the significant word amazon: (1) m is the 13th letter beginning at a, and n is the 13th letter beginning at z. 13 becomes 1 x 3 = 3, or the two thirteens (m and n) added together give us 26, which becomes 2 x 6 12 = 1 + 2 = 3; or 26 = 6 ÷ 2 = 3, etc., and always arriving at the significant 3 or 9; (2) the 'Amazons' were women who were reputed to amputate one of the breasts for fighting purposes.
Having discovered the term maz for the total sum of all the attributes, states and processes of the mind, the next step was to find a term for that particular process called 'consciousness' and that particular consciousness known as 'full consciousness,' 'distinct consciousness' or 'point of illumination' in the 'conscious.' The same procedure was adopted here (as for all the terms) and with the result that this time the syllable mex persisted. With my conscious mind probably I should have decided that mez would be more suitable, but the 'unconscious' knew better. The subsequent analysis produced the following train of thought.
The object of psycho-analysis is to enlighten, illuminate, ascertain, make conscious or make known to the conscious 'that which is in the maz,' but unconscious, unascertained, or unknown to the 'conscious mind at the point of illumination.' In algebra the unknown quantity is denoted by the symbol x. Here, then, was the clue to the last letter in the term mex (and the reason for it rather than z). The m I understood to be maz and the e the 'conscious ego.' This gave me maz, ego, x. From the previous analysis I knew that both the ego and the x were included in the maz,
zons, the nuclei of all mental life. Zons would appear to be unconscious symbols of spermatozoa. Z is the 'junction' letter or the letter common to, and shared by, both maz and zon. Zons seeking the inlet (which also is the outlet) of the maz would seem to be unconscious symbolism of spermatozoa entering the estuary of the vagina (estuary of Amazon) on their way to the uterus (the maz) in order to ‘create' mental life and living thoughts which, in 'time,' should come to 'birth.' This is precisely what I was attempting to do in this experiment, i.e. to 'create' new and original thoughts which should be typical terms for dynamic processes of the mind, and this unconscious symbolism for 'thought in relation to mind' is common to us all, for it has found expression in our everyday popular speech. We speak of the 'conception' of an idea, we wonder how anyone could 'conceive' such a thought. We speak of the 'birth' of an idea, of thoughts which cause a soul to 'travail' in anguish, the 'birth-pangs' of a new age, i.e. an age of 'new thought,' and of an opportunity, moment, or idea 'pregnant' with possibilities, etc. We speak of the 'womb of time' and the 'womb of nature,' of ideas, decisions of mind, etc., the days (i.e. 'time') will 'bring forth.' We speak of a 'seed'-thought, and of thoughts 'germinating' in the mind a 'fruitful' thought, and of a suggestion 'bearing' fruit.
but this did not seem to help very much or to render the term reasonable to my conscious mind. Then, in Pitman's shorthand x is represented phonetically by 'ks.' 'ks' produced 'knowledge of self' which in turn led to mex is 'point in time' in maz when the 'ego' has 'knowledge of self regarding any unknown, either subjective or objective,' that is to say, when the solution for any desired knowledge symbolised by x is found by the ego. 'Has knowledge of self' then became 'Has knowledge in itself,' then 'fully or distinctly cognises and/or recognises x.' 'Cognises and/or recognises' seemed clumsy, so finally a 'coined' word to embrace both 'cognises and recognises' appeared. The word was 'encognises' (compare enlightens,' 'enriches'). This produced 'When the ego "encognises❞ x.'
I then turned to the m and, after the same method of playfulness, m came to represent 'The Moment in time in Momentum of Mental process of Mental life in maz.' Condensation took place and the coined word 'momen' appeared. This was evidently composed of the first syllable of the words moment and mental and the first two syllables of momentum.
Hence mex is defined as 'The momen in maz when the ego encognises x'; x = the desired unknown. Here it will be noticed the term is Dynamic, i.e. the moment in time in momentum of mental process' not a 'part of' or 'place where' in mind, which might merely be 'static.' All that is required to render this definition intelligible is to give the definitions as above for the technical words 'momen' and 'encognise.' We have now found the technical terms for that part of the 'conscious' called the ‘fully, clearly, or distinctly conscious,' or 'the absolute point of illumination,' i.e. that which excludes the other states or stages of consciousness called 'borderland, marginal states,' etc.
To these 'marginal' states we shall briefly return later, but in the meantime let us proceed to consider the 'unconscious' or 'subconscious states.' By 'unconscious' I mean all maz that is 'distinctly not conscious,' i.e. the 'distinctly unconscious.' The word 'unconscious' is perhaps unsatisfactory and misleading by reason of its 'medical' use of 'nonmental' mentioned above; an objection to subconscious is that it connotes the idea of place or space under the conscious, also that it means 'slightly conscious.' The objection to 'non-conscious' is that 'non' is neutral, as in 'non-moral,' and might mean neither 'conscious' nor 'unconscious.' Co-conscious might imply a blending of both. Therefore 'un-sub-non- and -co-mex' were ruled out. While it is true to say that the unconscious has a logic of its own, it is not the logic of the mex and appears illogical to mexal thought.
Now the contrary of 'distinctly logical' is 'distinctly illogical,'
'distinctly rational' is 'distinctly irrational,' 'distinctly legitimate' is 'distinctly illegitimate.' Similarly, therefore, by applying the rule of doubling the initial consonant and prefixing the vowel i, the contrary of mex (the 'distinctly conscious') is immex (the 'distinctly unconscious').
The technical term, then, for all processes of the 'distinctly-unconscious' is immex. (N.B. Sound association with 'immerse,' i.e. something out of sight and hidden from the mex.)
The unconscious has been divided into (a) the fore- or pre-conscious and (b) the unconscious proper.'
The objection to the prefixes pre or fore is that in the sense of 'place" or 'threshold' or 'ante-chamber' meaning 'before,' the same objection as to 'sub-' and 'unconscious' applies, i.e. that a static, limbo-like, 'place where' conception is possible. The term which obviates this difficulty is penesmex, i.e. a thought, force, process, or state, which penetrates to the mex, either at the will of the mex, or, by other normal ways and is able to elude the censor. Pene(trate)s produces 'trait' (sound association) of penes. Penes is a Latin pre-position but with the dynamic meaning of 'in the power of.' (Dynamic force is power and power should be dynamic.) Penesmex = 'In the power of the mex.'
Most thoughts in the 'preconscious' are in the power of the conscious, i.e. the mex. Therefore the technical term for the dynamic process or state (Preconscious, Foreconscious) is penesmex. (N.B. The blending of English and Latin material by the immex in working out the problem.)
Now let us consider the 'unconscious proper,' i.e. immex which is not penesmex. This is that state or process of the mind which is not in the power of the mex and contains the thoughts, etc., that cannot normally or ordinarily pass the censorship (i.e. except by means of hypnotism or psycho-analysis). After the analogy of 'mex and immex,' the technical term for all the unconscious that is not penesmex is ippenesmex.' The ippenesmex is classified into two processes or states.
A. That which detains thoughts, etc., once in time mexal and now repressed.
B. That which detains thought, etc., never mexal and by nature repressed.
A. Detained or repressed thoughts which were once mexal, or formerly mexal, were once at 'the point of illumination,' i.e. they were 'once lighted in maz at the mex.' The initials of 'once lighted in maz' make the word olim which is the Latin for 'formerly in time' or 'once
upon a time.' Hence olimmexal thoughts, etc., are those thoughts once mexal but now repressed and detained in the olimmex. As I understand Freud's doctrine olimmexal thoughts are conative and purposive. The olimme is, then, a dynamic force which strives to find expression and does so by means of symptomatic action. It finds satisfaction also in dreams and becomes too strong at times for the censorship by which these thoughts, etc., are disguised in the dream processes before they can escape in their naked ugliness into the mex. This is what happens in nightmare which wakes the dreamer.
Again we notice the choice of material by the immex, i.e. a blending of Latin and English, and both perfectly sensible or rational.
B. Thoughts, etc., which were never mexal are those detained and repressed thoughts, wishes, and desires which centre mainly round inherited primary instincts. This state or process of the ippenesmex is such that the censorship never allows the mex to feed on these thoughts directly, or to obtain direct satisfaction from them; so that the mex suffers, for example, sexual hunger, i.e. it is often starved in this particular. The technical term proposed for this dynamic process is the clammex.
The word clam is used by those dwelling in the Midland slums to mean 'starve.'
Here again note the blending of Latin and English, for the word clam (preposition) in Latin means 'without the knowledge of' (e.g. the mex) and also clam (adverb) in Latin means 'secretly' (e.g. unknown to the mex). Further the censorship shuts the door hard and fast, i.e. it slams it (sound association) in the face of the mex.
Hence clammex, which includes all these meanings and is dynamic, like olimmex, is the most suitable term for the thoughts, etc., of the 'unconscious proper' in the most profound process of the maz connoted by that term. There is one characteristic to note which supports the Freudian doctrine, i.e. the last consonant x, which is found in every term except maz, and even there it is included in the thought 'from A to Z.' This seems to me significant when it is noticed that x is the final letter in the word sex. The same may be noticed of the vowel e (e typifies the ego) preceding the x. Knowing the dynamic force of the clammex with all its primitive traits and trends one cannot be very surprised.
Quite briefly there remain the 'marginal states' in the hymex, the technical term proposed for the hyphenated processes of the 'conscious' and the 'unconscious,' or in the technical terms of this paper a blending of the mex and the immex.
'I know the name quite well, but......'
= state of consciousness; e.g. when albumen in brain is coagulated after a high temperature with double pneumonia, etc., and the patient is recovering.
thoughts giving rise to actions which we intend consciously but which are unconsciously performed, and perhaps also thoughts, dream or otherwise, provoked by somatic stimuli, etc. Some of these are states Professor Stout terms 'sub-conscious 2.'
'waking or sleeping'? 'going under and coming out of anaesthetic.'
marginal from within (subjective).
marginal from without (objective).
It also seems desirable that the Freudian 'wish' denoting sexual hunger should be technically termed a plex. This is a composite word of the first two letters of pleasure and the last two of sex. The plex is classified into
(a) Sexual, for 'sexual' in the narrow and primitive sense.
(b) Selexual, for 'sexual' in the sublimated sense, i.e. when the sexual, having made its selection, is sublimated immexally into religion, art, poetry, surgery, etc.
When the plex is thwarted and a conflict arises because it is not sublimated we get Jung's complex (or cumplex as I saw it).
It is possible that some would take exception to the classification of the hymexal and plexal terms, and to the idea and term of zon; but for the other usually accepted processes of the mind in 'Analytical Psychology' the experiment resulted in a set of technical terms for these dynamic processes or states of the mind which are full of the deepest meaning and cannot be mistaken for anything but what they signify. They have fulfilled also the four necessary conditions.
The process or state itself is the simple term, e.g. the clammex. The noun for the technical name of a disease or phobia of the clammex ends in -is, e.g. clammexis (cf. appendicitis). The adjective ends in -al, e.g. a clammexal or an olimmexal thought, wish, phobia, or complex; the adverb ends in -ally as in the sentence 'he did this immexally.'
1 Cp. The 'schemata.' Glossary. Baudouin, Suggestion and Auto-Suggestion.