Totem and Taboo


Title: Totem and Taboo

Author: Sigmund Freud

Translator: Mohammad Ali Khanji

Publisher: Forbidden

Subject: Forbidden

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 234 p

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Introducing the book Totem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud
Totem and Taboo is a work by Sigmund Freud, first published in 1913. After his studies, Freud found that “primitive societies” and “individuals” could help to interpret each other in two ways, and that the psychology of primitive peoples bore certain similarities to the psychology of people with mental disorders. Based on the findings of anthropologists, Freud concluded that “totemism” and its implications for extramarital marriage stemmed from primitive human fears and that “taboos” They are also closely related to the symptoms of some mental disorders.
Freud states that the killing of the “first father” and the subsequent feeling of remorse are decisive events in the formation of tribal human history and the repressed human tendencies. According to Freud, both totems and taboos are rooted in the “Oedipus complex”; A complex that is the basis of all mental disorders and, according to Freud, is the origin of religion, ethics, society and art.
Totem and Taboo is one of the most controversial books by Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud wrote the book in 1913, in which he engaged in psychoanalysis in the fields of archeology, anthropology, and theology. Inspired by the work of Wilhelm Wundt and Carl Gustav Jung, the book was first published in Imago Magazine (1912 and 1913): Fear of Illicit Intimacy, Taboos and Dual Emotions, ‌ ﺑﻪ ﺑﻪ ﺗﺄﺛﻴﺮ Ghosts, ﺟﺎ Do and ﻗﺪ ﻣﻄﻠﻖ The essence, the return of the childhood period of totemism.

Totem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis
This book is one of the most prominent books in which Freud deals with the analytical study of human life. In Totem and Taboo, Freud deals with anthropology through the lens of a psychoanalytic perspective. Freud was very interested in social anthropology and also spent part of his time studying archeology and prehistory. In the writing of Totem and Taboo, the works of Wilhelm Wundt and Carl Jung played a stimulating role. Totem and Taboo was first published in German as Totem Und Taboo and later in English and other languages. Totem and Taboo have 4 seasons.

Fear of illegitimate relationship with incest
Taboo and duality of emotions
ﻋﺘﻘﺎد ﺗﺄﺛﻴﺮ ﺗﺄﺛﻴﺮ Ghosts, ودو و ﻗﺪرت ﻣﻄﻠﻖ ذﻫﻨﻴﺎت
Return to the childhood of totemism
Totem and Taboo Book Abstract – Author: Sigmund Freud
Freud believed that the first man lived in the beginning. This group included a strong male (father) as the leader and a number of female (women) in his monopoly. This strong father kept his sons away from the females. One day the boys united and killed the father and ate his body. They believed that by eating their father’s corpse, they would gain his strength and ability. Over time, the boys regretted their actions and contracted two laws and prohibitions.

One is that they replaced the father with an animal-shaped symbol; This symbol is a totem. The brothers considered eating a totem animal forbidden and sinful. Second, they forbade intermarriage (taboo) and renounced their victories by refraining from liberated substances. This taboo has continued to this day.
These laws were created so that no one would commit patriarchy again. It should be said that the Oedipus complex also originates from this first patriarchy, and the various fears that arise in children from the beginning are the childish foundations of totemism. Competing with the father in loving the mother forces the child to replace his fear and resentment of the father with an animal. This view can be accepted if we accept Lamarck’s view that human beings inherit traits through experience.

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