Author: Jan Scholten
Extreme dependency, on family or institutionalised care.
Regression, emotional, infantile state, lack of an independent ego identity.
Ailments from addiction to drugs, narcotics, sedatives, opiates, tranquillisers.
Desire to dull consciousness, to escape from self-awareness, through drugs, overeating, excessive sleep, accidents, illness, spiritual practices.
Deny the conscious ego function, or believe that initiation can proceed only if the ego is annihilated.
Identity poorly defined, difficulty coping with life.