The spiritual exercise becomes a narcissistic strategy when brooding over one’s own wrongdoing leads to ecstasy ! This (fusional) narcissism of indifferentiation and the narcissism of differentiation (such as that of little differences) re-characterize the sin in the opposite sense, by being only indirectly interested in the sexual or aggressive wrong done to the object. We find these strategies in adolescence among the offspring of the New Age, often drug-addicted, and in certain behaviours.
Adolescence, 2008, T. 26, n°1, pp. 131-141.