2 - Transcendence and Immanence

Once again there are two (spiritual) directions to development i.e. transcendence and immanence.

Therefore the unfolding of each stage can be characterised as a growth in transcendence (whereby the lower is transcended in a higher stage).

Equally the unfolding of each stage can be characterised as a growth in immanence (whereby the higher is made immanent in the lower stage).

However in dynamic interactive terms "higher" and "lower" are purely relative terms.

Therefore in the confused state of integration (before differentiation begins), the "lowest" is identified directly with the "highest" stage (and the "highest" with the "lowest"). Thus the experience of the baby infant is pre/trans (where the immanent direction is still entangled in undifferentiated manner with the transcendent) or alternatively trans/pre (where the transcendent direction is entangled with the immanent).

It is only through the differentiation of structures in development that pre separates from trans (and trans from pre) with the gradual unfolding of the personal ego.
However this is necessarily associated with the linear fallacy whereby what is dynamically complementary - entailing two directions which are opposite relative to each other - is interpreted in an unambiguous one-directional manner.
Therefore because the direction of development (within differentiated independent reference frames)  seems to be unambiguously asymmetric - from prepersonal to personal to transpersonal stages - we conclude that this is likewise true of overall development (though such reference frames are interdependent from an integral perspective).

This in turn explains why both prepersonal and transpersonal elements gradually die out as development moves towards the middle level (though in practice never entirely so). The (conscious) differentiated aspect of development tends to dominate thereby reducing the creative integral role of the unconscious.