Fear is our defense mechanism against danger. It is a healthy reaction that protects organisms from their enemies and from hostile conditions of the environment. Without fear, we would not have any protection from danger.
However, exaggerated fear or unexplainable fears are problematic and lead to despair and craziness.
Humans are mentally ill from birth, since the very violent, cruel and immoral anti-conscience is inherent in all humans. The conscious part of the human conscience that respects human values and controls human behavior is selfish, one-sided and underdeveloped. It easily becomes a puppet of the anti-conscience, which is constantly trying to destroy the human side.
Therefore, the normal and protective function of fear becomes a disease, since this fear is either exaggerated or unexplainable.
Fear can become panic or be transformed into a phobia.
Let’s examine the definitions given to this term by http://www.dictionary.com so that we may understand what fear really means.
1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights.
3. concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone’s safety.
4. reverential awe, esp. toward God.
5. that which causes a feeling of being afraid; that of which a person is afraid: Cancer is a common fear.
-verb (used with object)
6. to regard with fear; be afraid of.
7. to have reverential awe of.
8. Archaic. to experience fear in (oneself).
-verb (used without object)
9. to have fear; be afraid.
While normal fear is our defense against danger, anxiety is the fear that something bad might happen; it is not the fear of something that is dangerous. Therefore, anxiety is the fear of the future, fear of the conditions of life, unexpected problems; in other words, the fear provoked by one’s mind suppositions and assumptions.
Phobias are manic fears concerning certain objects, places or people. They have an unexplained character. However, with my simplified version of Carl Jung’s method we can understand that phobias are caused by the unconscious as a punishment for the mistakes of our absurd conscience, which is one-sided and underdeveloped.
You can find more information about phobias in my article “Phobias Mystery Revealed-The Fear Factor.”
The human conscience is negative because it is selfish and ignorant, even though it is not as evil as the anti-conscience. Real goodness can be found only in the unconscious side of the human psychic sphere, that doesn’t belong to the human being but has a different and older origin. Its sanctity and wisdom are beyond any doubt and anyone can recognize them. Its function in the psychic sphere is always protective, so the phobias it causes attempt to save the human conscience from craziness.
Phobias belong to a different type; they are not fears like anxiety and panic, even though someone may end up with agoraphobia (fear of closed, crowded places) after many panic attacks.
Anxiety and panic attacks are caused by the anti-conscience because these fears come from assumptions, whereas phobia is the fear of specific objects, people or places.
The psychotherapy to treat anxiety, panic and phobias is my simplified version of Carl Jung’s method of dream interpretation.
We can use words and associations made by the patients as well as their drawings, which can be interpreted like dreams, in order to understand their psychic problem and its cure.
Anxiety and phobias can easily be cured while panic attacks require longer duration of psychotherapy, but they can be surely cured as well.