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Who Is the Dreamer, Who Dreams the Dream? by James S. Grotstein

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Chapter 4

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INNER SPACE

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Its Dimensions and Its Coordinates

Freud offered us two major constructs with which to grasp the mind. The first is that of the mind as a topographical series of continuous yet discontinuous landscapes known as the Systems Ucs (unconscious), Pcs (preconscious), and Cs (conscious) (Freud, 1915b). The second construct, the structural theory, presents the mind as a psychic apparatus consisting of id, ego, and superego (Freud, 1923a). The psychic apparatus sits astride the topographic construct so that all three components share ...

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