Inflation / Deflation

Lesser men have correspondingly more need of greatness, hence they must make others think more highly of them.  TPotT 130

   Although the process is essentially transcendental, the projection brings it down to reality by violently affecting the conscious and personal psyche.  The result is an inflation, and it then becomes clear that the coniunctio is a hierosgamos of the gods and not a mere love-affair between mortals.  TPotT 129

Deflation