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Abraham Maslow, Albert Bandura, Albert Ellis, Alfred Adler, Arthur Koestler, Bruce H. Lipton, Carl Gustav Jung, Carl Rogers, Carol Gilligan, Daniel Goleman, Erek H. Erikson, Howard Gardner, Jean Gebser, Jean Piaget, Jordan Peterson, Lawrence Kohlberg, Martin Seligman, Ralph Metzner, Roger Walsh, Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Max Wundt, William James, Viktor Frankl, Amos Tversky, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Erich Fromm, Gabor Mate

Abraham Maslow ::: Hierarchy of Needs
Daniel Goleman ::: Emotional Intelligence
Howard Gardner ::: Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Jean Piaget ::: child development
Lawrence Kohlberg ::: moral development
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ::: flow


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--- Psychologists (by alpha)
  Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
  Albert Bandura (b. 1925)
  Amos Tversky (1937-1996)
  B. F. Skinner (1904-1990)
  Bruce McEwen (b. 1938)
  Carl Jung (1875-1961)
  Carl Rogers (1902-1987)
  Clark L. Hull (1884-1952)
  Daniel Kahneman (b. 1934)
  David McClelland (1917-1998)
  Donald O. Hebb (1904-1985)
  Donald T. Campbell (1916-1996)
  Ed Diener (b. 1946)
  Edward Thorndike (1874-1949)
  Elliot Aronson (b. 1932)
  Endel Tulving (b. 1927)
  Erik Erikson (1902-1994)
  Ernest Hilgard (1904-2001)
  George A. Miller (1920-2012)
  Gordon Allport (1897-1967)
  Hans Eysenck (1916-1997)
  Harry Harlow (1905-1981)
  Herbert A. Simon (1916-2001)
  Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936)
  Jean Piaget (1896-1980)
  Jerome Bruner (1915-2016)
  Jerome Kagan (b. 1929)
  John Anderson (b. 1947)
  John B. Watson (1878-1958)
  Joseph E. LeDoux (b. 1949)
  J. P. Guilford (1897-1987)
  Kurt Lewin (1890-1947)
  Larry Squire (b. 1941)
  Lawrence Kohlberg (1927-1987)
  Leon Festinger (1919-1989)
  Martin Seligman (b. 1942)
  Michael Posner (b. 1936)
  Neal E. Miller (1909-2002)
  Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)
  Paul Ekman (b. 1934)
  Raymond Cattell (1905-1998)
  Richard Davidson (b. 1951)
  Richard E. Nisbett (b. 1941)
  Richard Lazarus (1922-2002)
  Robert Zajonc (1923-2008)
  Roger Brown (1925-1997)
  Ronald C. Kessler (b. 1947)
  Roy Baumeister (b. 1953)
  Shelley E. Taylor (b. 1946)
  Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
  Stanley Schachter (1922-1997)
  Susan Fiske (b. 1952)
  Ulric Neisser (1928-2012)
  Walter Mischel (1930-2018)
  Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920)
  William James (1842-1910)

  Psychology is the science of behavior and mind. Psychology includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. It is an academic discipline of immense scope. Psychologists seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, and all the variety of phenomena linked to those emergent properties, joining this way the broader neuroscientific group of researchers. As a social science it aims to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.
  In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist and can be classified as a social, behavioral, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and biological processes that underlie cognitive functions and behaviors.
  Psychologists explore behavior and mental processes, including perception, cognition, attention, emotion, intelligence, subjective experiences, motivation, brain functioning, and personality. This extends to interaction between people, such as interpersonal relationships, including psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas. Psychologists of diverse orientations also consider the unconscious mind.[3] Psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing empirical and deductive methods, some-especially clinical and counseling psychologists-at times rely upon symbolic interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology has been described as a "hub science" in that medicine tends to draw psychological research via neurology and psychiatry, whereas social sciences most commonly draws directly from sub-disciplines within psychology.
  While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also directed towards understanding and solving problems in several spheres of human activity. By many accounts psychology ultimately aims to benefit society.[5][6] The majority of psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing in clinical, counseling, or school settings. Many do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior, and typically work in university psychology departments or teach in other academic settings (e.g., medical schools, hospitals). Some are employed in industrial and organizational settings, or in other areas[7] such as human development and aging, sports, health, and the media, as well as in forensic investigation and other aspects of law.

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psychology ::: n. --> The science of the human soul; specifically, the systematic or scientific knowledge of the powers and functions of the human soul, so far as they are known by consciousness; a treatise on the human soul.

PSYCHOLOGY. ::: The science of consciousness and its states and operations in Nature and, if that be glimpsed or experi- enced, its states and operations beyond what we know as Nature.

Psychology ::: The study of emotion, cognition, and behavior, and their interaction.

Psychology::: Psychology is the science of consciousness and its status and operations in Nature and, if that can be glimpsed or experienced, its status and operations beyond what we know as Nature.Psychology is the knowledge of consciousness and its operations. A complete psychology must be a complex of the science of mind, its operations and its relations to life and body with intuitive and experimental knowledge of the nature of mind and its relations to supermind and spirit. A complete psychology cannot be a pure natural science, but must be a compound of science and metaphysical knowledge.
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Psychology: (Gr. psyche, mind or soul + logos, law) The science of the mind, its functions, structure and behavioral effects. In Aristotle, the science of mind, (De Anima), emphasizes mental functionsl; the Scholastics employed a faculty psychology. In Hume and the Mills, study of the data of conscious experience, termed association psychology. In Freud, the study of the unconscious (depth psychology). In behaviorism, the physiological study of physical and chemical responses. In Gestalt psychology, the study of organized psychic activity, .revealing the mind's tendency toward the completion of patterns. Since Kant, psychology has been able to establish itself as an empirical, natural science without a priori metaphysical or theological commitments. The German romanticists (q.v.) and Hegel, who had developed a metaphysical psychology, had turned to cultural history to illustrate their theories of how the mind, conceived as an absolute, must manifest itself. Empirically they have suggested a possible field of exploration for the psychologist, namely, the study of mind in its cultural effects, viz. works of art, science, religion, social organization, etc. which are customarily studied by anthropologists in the case of "primitive" peoples. But it would be as difficult to separate anthropology from social psychology as to sharply distinguish so-called "primitive" peoples from "civilized" ones.

psychology ::: n. --> The science of the human soul; specifically, the systematic or scientific knowledge of the powers and functions of the human soul, so far as they are known by consciousness; a treatise on the human soul.

Psychology: The science and study of the human mind, its structure and functions.

Psychology ::: This word is ordinarily used to signify in our days, and in the seats of learning in the Occident, a studymostly beclouded with doubts and hypotheses, and often actual guesswork, meaning little more than akind of mental physiology, practically nothing more than the working of the brain-mind in the lowestastral-psychical apparatus of the human constitution. But in the theosophical philosophy, the wordpsychology is used to mean something very different and of a far nobler character: we might call itpneumatology, or the science or the study of spirit and its rays, because all the inner faculties and powersof man ultimately spring from his spiritual nature. The term psychology ought really to connote the studyof the inner intermediate economy of man, and the interconnection of his principles and elements orcenters of energy or force -- what the man really is inwardly.In days of the far bygone past, psychology was indeed what the word signifies: "the science of soul"; andupon this science was securely based the collateral and subordinate science of genuine physiology.Today, however, it is physiology which serves as the basis for psychology because of a mistaken view ofman's constitution. It is a case of hysteron proteron -- putting the cart before the horse.

Psychology In philosophy, the systematic study of mind, as opposed to physics or the study of matter. Applied in theosophy to the attributes, qualities, and powers of the human intermediate nature, contrasted with physiology. In ancient times psychology was the science of soul; and this science being the causative, and physiology the effective or consequential, no one was considered an informed or expert physiologist who was not previously trained in psychology. In modern days, due to an almost utter ignorance of the inner nature of man, psychology has largely been based on physiology, if indeed not a vague type of physiology itself.

PSYCHOLOGY—The science which treats of the mind, its functions, condition of activity and development, its essential nature and place in nature at large.

psychology: the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes.

psychology ::: Psychology The scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes and how they affect an individual's or a group's physical and mental state. Its goal is to describe, understand, predict, and modify behaviour (where necessary).

PSYCHOLOGY. ::: The science of consciousness and its states and operations in Nature and, if that be glimpsed or experi- enced, its states and operations beyond what we know as Nature.

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1:Character is destiny ~ Sigmund Freud,
2:Called or not, God is always there. ~ Carl Jung,
3:In the end, everything is simple. ~ Jean Gebser,
4:Education is at a turning point ~ Howard Gardner,
5:Not why the addiction, but why the pain. ~ Gabor Mate,
6:The light of that greater invisible sun... ~ Jean Gebser,
7:Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. ~ Carl Jung,
8:We may define therapy as a search for value. ~ Abraham Maslow,
9:What shall we think of a well-adjusted slave? ~ Abraham Maslow,
10:Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge. ~ Carl Jung,
11:What is to give light must endure the burning. ~ Viktor Frankl,
12:In each of us there is another whom we do not know. ~ Carl Jung,
13:Invoked or not invoked, God will be present. ~ Carl Jung, Epitaph ,
14:Anyone able to set aside power is liberated from impotence. ~ Jean Gebser,
15:Autonomy is impossible as long as one is driven by anything. ~ Gabor Mate,
16:The future is a race between education and catastrophe. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
17:Education serves to keep people idiotic and manipulable. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
18:When we are born we cry and weep, when we die we should smile. ~ Jean Gebser,
19:Man has become disconnected from his faith in perceptions. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
20:The image of God throws a shadow that is just as great as itself. ~ Carl Jung,
21:All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose. ~ Howard Gardner,
22:We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love. ~ Sigmund Freud,
23:Whatever happens on the earth—man must share the responsibility. ~ Jean Gebser,
24:When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it. ~ Sigmund Freud,
25:Live in My Deepest Hell and from There I cannot Fall Any Further. ~ Carl Jung,
26:The test of a man is: does he bear apples? Does he bear fruit? ~ Abraham Maslow,
27:Individuals should be enabled to achieve the best that is in them. ~ Howard Gardner,
28:An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my vehicle and vanished. ~ Abraham Maslow,
29:Everything that is happening to me is a challenge to have insight into it ~ Jean Gebser,
30:What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization. ~ Abraham Maslow,
31:One of the goals of education should be to teach that life is precious. ~ Abraham Maslow,
32:No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. ~ Carl Jung,
33:In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels ~ Daniel Goleman,
34:Take care of the kingdom of the heart, and the rest will come in addition. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
35:The super-ego is that part of the personality which is soluble in alcohol ~ Arthur Koestler,
36:Tell him to live by yes and no - yes to everything good, no to everything bad. ~ William James,
37:Everything that irritates us about others can lead to an understanding of ourselves. ~ Carl Jung,
38:When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~ Viktor Frankl,
39:The biggest communities in which young people now reside are online communities. ~ Howard Gardner,
40:We are shaped and determined not only by today and yesterday, but tomorrow as well. ~ Jean Gebser,
41:If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. ~ Abraham Maslow,
42:The mirror is not the same as its reflection. Being is not the same as appearing ~ Claudio Naranjo,
43:We have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions. ~ Carl Jung,
44:People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. ~ Carl Jung,
45:An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation. ~ William James,
46:The reaction of a mentality headed for a fall, is only too typical of man in transition. ~ Jean Gebser,
47:If you don't know how to say no, your body will say it for you through physical illnesses. ~ Gabor Mate,
48:Much of the material presented in schools strikes students as alien, if not pointless. ~ Howard Gardner,
49:'To change one's life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.' ~ William James,
50:Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ Carl Jung,
51:"When you tell a lie often enough, you become unable to distinguish it from the truth." ~ Jordan Peterson,
52:The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. ~ Carl Jung,
53:To get to know a person more deeply, don't ask them what they think, but what they love. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
54:If they're on fire and you have water, then you can sell it to them. ~ Jordan Peterson, Personality Lectures ,
55:There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self. ~ William James,
56:Secrecy, censorship, dishonesty, and blocking of communication threaten all the basic needs. ~ Abraham Maslow,
57:you too are this skyNo reason to distinguish.For all the stars flow through your veins. ~ Jean Gebser,
58:The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. ~ Arthur Koestler,
59:The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. ~ Carl Jung,
60:Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~ , 1 Corinthians 13:7,
61:The only happy people I know are the ones who are working well at something they consider important. ~ Abraham Maslow,
62:The difference between passion and addiction is that between a divine spark and a flame that incinerates. ~ Gabor Mate,
63:Such a reaction, the reaction of a mentality headed for a fall, is only too typical of man in transition. ~ Jean Gebser,
64:You learn at your best when you have something you care about and can get pleasure in being engaged in. ~ Howard Gardner,
65:The path to cheerfulness is to sit cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there. ~ William James,
66:Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and they will come forth, later, in uglier ways." ~ Sigmund Freud,
67:Discover your difference-the asynchrony with which you have been blessed or cursed-and make the most of it. ~ Howard Gardner,
68:Too much light, you will be blind. Too much wind, you drown. Too much intellect, you isolate yourself ... ~ Claudio Naranjo,
69:For primitive egoism, however, the standing rule is that it is never 'I' who must change, but always the other fellow. ~ Carl Jung,
70:An education that seeks competition rather than collaboration is the reflection of a society that is deeply ill. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
71:Teachers must be encouraged - I almost said 'freed', to pursue an education that strives for depth of understanding. ~ Howard Gardner,
72:There is no single truth, but each of the scholarly disciplines has methods which lead one ever closer to the truth. ~ Howard Gardner,
73:A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. ~ Abraham Maslow,
74:Prakriti has to reveal itself as shakti of the Purusha. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.03 - The Psychology of Self-Perfection,
75:What needs our time are kinder beings, not more intelligent beings. Intelligence without goodness is a failed mutation. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
76:Most of what goes on today is a dissolution; but it is not just a dissolution, for “dissolution” also contains a “solution.” ~ Jean Gebser,
77:Death is just a concept. Reinterpret it. Give it a more magical sense. Accept the disappearance towards a transformation. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
78:Part of the maturity of the sciences is an appreciation of which questions are best left to other disciplinary approaches. ~ Howard Gardner,
79:Yoga is the unravelling of the knot of Life’s difficulty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.03 - The Psychology of Self-Perfection,
80:Yoga is the unravelling of the knot of Life’s difficulty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.03 - The Psychology of Self-Perfection,
81:The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours. ~ Amos Tversky,
82:It might be true that it is "quality time" that counts, but after a certain point quantity has a bearing on quality. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
83:Find out who you are, but don't cling to any definition. Mutate as many times as necessary to live in the totality of your being. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
84:When an institution, organization, or nation loses its capacity to inspire high individual performance, its great days are over. ~ Howard Gardner,
85:The supersession of dualism in biology begins to occur in this science at the moment when the ‘time’ factor is taken into consideration. ~ Jean Gebser,
86:We are all closer to the abyss than we would wish to admit. But is fortunate that we have an insight into the fact that we are the abyss ~ Jean Gebser,
87:No academic ever expects to be taken seriously by more than three other people, because really, we write for three people in our field. ~ Howard Gardner,
88:Happy species endowed with infinite appreciation of pleasures and low sensitivity to pain would probably not survive the evolutionary battle ~ Amos Tversky,
89:If you are not prepared to resign or be fired for what you believe in, then you are not a worker, let alone a professional. You are a slave. ~ Howard Gardner,
90:Accommodation of mental structures to reality implies the existence of assimilatory schemata apart from which any structure would be impossible. ~ Jean Piaget,
91:Extraordinary individuals stand out in the extent to which they reflect-often explicitly-on the events of their lives, large as well as small. ~ Howard Gardner,
92:It is in the transparency of faith and knowledge, and not with their aid, that the sphere of Being becomes perceptible in its entire diaphaneity. ~ Jean Gebser,
93:What counts now are the value-less facts, the material and the rational. All else is regarded with condescension as being of only sentimental value. ~ Jean Gebser,
94:What is needed is care; a great deal of patience; and the laying aside of many preconceived opinions, wishful dreams, and the blind sway of demands. ~ Jean Gebser,
95:The peak of empathogens can be characterised as earthly paradise in comparison to the heavenly paradise of LSD and hallucinogens of that category. ~ Claudio Naranjo,
96:...thought immediately closes itself off since in its process of deduction discursive thought always excludes any openness in its compulsion to system. ~ Jean Gebser,
97:Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ~ Viktor Frankl,
98:The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight. ~ Stanislav Grof, Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research ,
99:The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. ~ Alfred Adler,
100:All human beings have all of the intelligences. But we differ, for both genetic and experiential reasons, in our profile of intelligences at any moment. ~ Howard Gardner,
101:Quitting smoking can be a very good test of ones character. Pass the test and you will have accomplished so much more than just get rid of one bad habit ~ Abraham Maslow,
102:Owing to an increased technologization and a false application of time to technology, the deficient mental structure—rational consciousness—will dig its own grave. ~ Jean Gebser,
103:Gnosis is the characteristic, illumined, significant action of spirit in its own native reality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.03 - The Psychology of Self-Perfection,
104:Aberrations of the human mind are to a large extent due to the obsessional pursuit of some part-truth, treated as if it were a whole truth. ~ Arthur Koestler, Ghost in the Machine ,
105:In the ideal college, intrinsic education would be available to anyone who wanted it...The college would be life-long, for learning can take place all through life. ~ Abraham Maslow,
106:One must exploit the asynchronies that have befallen one, link them to a promising issue or domain, reframe frustrations as opportunities, and, above all, persevere. ~ Howard Gardner,
107:As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being. ~ Carl Jung, Memories the Garden-Temple of Dreams,
108:If you love the truth, you'll trust it - that is, you will expect it to be good, beautiful, perfect, orderly, etc., in the long run, not necessarily in the short run. ~ Abraham Maslow,
109:Everybody acts out a myth, but very few people know what their myth is. And you should know what your myth is because it might be a tragedy and maybe you dont want it to be. ~ Carl Jung,
110:Obviously the most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do. ~ Abraham Maslow,
111:The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves" ~ Carl Jung,
112:Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. ~ Carl Jung,
113:The new God laughs at imitation and discipleship. He needs no imitators and no pupils. He forces men through himself. The God is his own follower in man. He imitates himself” ~ Carl Jung, Red Book ,
114:Enlightenment consists not merely in the seeing of luminous shapes and visions, but in making the darkness visible. The latter procedure is more difficult and therefore, unpopular. ~ Carl Jung,
115:Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase practice makes perfect. ~ ,
116:...the German language associates "origin" with suddenness and discontinuity with respect to primordial events, whereas temporal inceptions are designated as "starts" or "beginnings". ~ Jean Gebser,
117:The greater the tension, the greater the potential. Great energy springs from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. ~ Carl Jung, "Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon" (1942) CW 13,
118:No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human breast, and seeks to wrestle them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed. ~ Sigmund Freud,
119:Integral reality is the world’s transparency, a perceiving of the world as truth: a mutual perceiving and imparting of the truth of the world and of man and of all that transluces both. ~ Jean Gebser,
120:"You want to have a meaningful life? Everything you do matters. That's the definition of a meaningful life. But everything you do matters. You're going to have to carry that with you." ~ Jordan Peterson,
121:If you treat your children at home in the same way you treat your animals in the lab, your wife will scratch your eyes out. My wife ferociously warned me against experimenting on her babies. ~ Abraham Maslow,
122:The poor ego has to serve three harsh masters, and it has to do its best to reconcile the claims and demands of all three...The three tyrants are the external world, the superego, and the id. ~ Sigmund Freud,
123:Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. ~ Carl Jung,
124:Everyone who is intent upon surviving with worth and dignity, and living rather than passively accepting life, must sooner or later pass through the agonies of emergent consciousness ~ Jean Gebser,
125:"The truth is something that burns - it burns off deadwood, and people don't like having their deadwood burnt off often, because they're 95% deadwood. ~ Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan Experience ,
126:One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king. ~ Abraham Maslow,
127:Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life? ~ Jean Piaget,
128:Matter is a formation of life that has no real existence apart from the informing universal spirit which gives it its energy and substance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.03 - The Psychology of Self-Perfection,
129:An old alchemist gave the following consolation to one of his disciples: No matter how isolated you are and how lonely you feel, if you do your work truly and conscientiously, unknown friends will come and seek you. ~ Carl Jung,
130:The best way to view a present problem is to give it all you've got, to study it and its nature, to perceive within it the intrinsic interrelationships, to discover the answer to the problem within the problem itself. ~ Abraham Maslow,
131:Expedience is the following of blind impulse. It’s short-term gain. It’s narrow, and selfish. It lies to get its way. It takes nothing into account. It’s immature and irresponsible. Meaning is its mature replacement. ~ Jordan Peterson,
132:The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching. ~ Jean Piaget,
133:Perspectival-reason, being highly reflexive, also allows sustained introspection. And it is the first structure that can imagine 'as if' and 'what if' worlds: it becomes a true dreamer and visionary. ~ Ken Wilber, Integral Psychology 2020-08-26,
134:Only if we grant power to something can it have power over us. It becomes a serving and sustaining potency when we again are able to place it into the realm where it belongs, instead of submitting to it.” ~ Jean Gebser, The Ever-Present Origin ,
135:Everyone knows nowadays that people "have complexes." What is not so well known, though far more important theoretically, is that complexes can have us. ~ Carl Jung, Collected Works of C.G. Jung Volume 8: Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche (par. 200),
136:If we were to abandon concern for what is true, what is false, and what remains indeterminate, the world would be totally chaotic. Even those who deny the importance of truth, on the one hand, are quick to jump on anyone who is caught lying. ~ Howard Gardner,
137:Before we can discern the new, we must know the old. It is true that everything has always been there, but in another way, in another light, with a different value attached to it, in another realization or manifestation.” ~ Jean Gebser, The Ever-Present Origin ,
138:Humor was another of the soul's weapons in the fight for self-preservation. It is well known that humor, more than anything else in the human make-up, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a few seconds. ~ Viktor Frankl,
139:When one is not understood one should as a rule lower one’s voice, because when one really speaks loudly enough & is not heard, it is because people dont want to hear. One had better begin to mutter to oneself, then they get curious. ~ Carl Jung, Zarathustra Seminars (30),
140:But these structures, forming different levels, are to be regarded as succeeding one another according to a law of development, such that each one brings about a more inclusive and stable equilibrium for the processes that emerge from the preceding level. ~ Jean Piaget,
141:True time does not curve space; it is open and opens space through its capacity of rendering it transparent, and thereby supersedes nihilistic "emptiness," re-attaining openness in an intensified consciousness structure spoken of in Part I of our inquiry. ~ Jean Gebser,
142:What we want... is for students to get more interested in things, more involved in them, more engaged in wanting to know; to have projects that they can get excited about and work on over long periods of time, to be stimulated to find things out on their own. ~ Howard Gardner,
143:The new attitude will be consolidated only when the individual can gradually begin to disregard his ego. As long as our thinking is exclusively self-centered the world will remain fragmented. At best the “Thou” will become visible to the “I”; but never the whole. ~ Jean Gebser,
144:The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. ~ Carl Jung, CW 9ii par. 14.,
145:Transcendence refers to the very highest and most inclusive or holistic levels of human consciousness, behaving and relating, as ends rather than means, to oneself, to significant others, to human beings in general, to other species, to nature, and to the cosmos. ~ Abraham Maslow, 1971 p269,
146:All psychotherapy is ultimately something of an art. There is always an irrational element in psychotherapy. The doctor's artistic intuition and sensitivity is of considerable importance. The patient, too, brings an irrational element into the relationship: his individuality. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
147:When Einstein had thought through a problem, he always found it necessary to formulate this subject in as many different ways as possible and to present it so that it would be comprehensible to people accustomed to different modes of thought and with different educational preparations. ~ Howard Gardner,
148:A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the 'why' for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any 'how'. ~ Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning ,
149:We must recognize that the attempt to set forth the temporal course commonly referred to as the "evolution of mankind" is merely an attempt to structure events for convenient accessibility. Consequently, we must exclude from our discussion as far as possible such misleading notions as "development" and "progress." ~ Jean Gebser,
150:Little by little there has to be a constant equilibrium established between the parts of the subject's knowledge and the totality of his knowledge at any given moment. There is a constant differentiation of the totality of knowledge into the parts and an integration of the parts back into the whole. ~ Jean Piaget, 1977 p. 839,
151:We are reminded again of that remark of Goethe's which we have already quoted, and which we called the finest maxim for any kind of psychotherapy: "If we take people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat them as if they were what they ought to be, we help them to become what they are capable of becoming. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
152:We can consider the process of healthy growth to be a never ending series of free choice situations, confronting each individual at every point throughout his life, in which he must choose between the delights of safety and growth, dependence and independence, regression and progression, immaturity and maturity. ~ Abraham Maslow,
153:Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the Shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular. ~ Carl Jung,
154:Now intelligence seemed quantifiable. You could measure someone's actual or potential height, and now, it seemed, you could also measure someone's actual or potential intelligence. We had one dimension of mental ability along which we could array everyone... The whole concept has to be challenged; in fact, it has to be replaced. ~ Howard Gardner,
155:Become aware of internal, subjective, subverbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes. ~ Abraham Maslow,
156:There is much wisdom in the words of Nietzsche: "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." I can see in these words a motto which holds true for any psychotherapy. In the Nazi concentration camps, one could have witnessed that those who knew that there was a task waiting for them to fulfill were most apt to survive. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
157:In roughly the last century, important experiments have been launched by such charismatic educators as Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, Shinichi Suzuki, John Dewey, and A. S. Neil. These approaches have enjoyed considerable success[...] Yet they have had relatively little impact on the mainstream of education throughout the contemporary world. ~ Howard Gardner,
158:We fear our highest possibilities. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments, under conditions of great courage. We enjoy and even thrill to godlike possibilities we see in ourselves in such peak moments. And yet we simultaneously shiver with weakness, awe, and fear before these very same possibilities. ~ Abraham Maslow,
159:If you enjoy reading, writing, learning, and sharing what you have learned, don't hesitate to look for a life where you can continue to do those things. It could be as a scientist, an educator, an editor, a journalist, the founder of an organization. You only live once, and it is a tragedy if you deny yourself these options without trying to pursue them. ~ Howard Gardner,
160:Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action. ~ Daniel Goleman,
161:A musician must make music, an artist must paint, an poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This weed we call self-actualization....It refers to man's desire for self-fulfillment, namely to the tendency for him to become actually in what he is potentially: to become everything one is capable of becoming. ~ Abraham Maslow,
162:But once we realize that people have very different kinds of minds, different kinds of strengths -- some people are good in thinking spatially, some in thinking language, others are very logical, other people need to be hands on and explore actively and try things out -- then education, which treats everybody the same way, is actually the most unfair education. ~ Howard Gardner,
163:The mainspring of creativity appears to be the same tendency which we discover so deeply as the curative force in psychotherapy, man's tendency to actualize himself, to become his potentialities. By this I mean the organic and human life, the urge to expand, extend, develop, mature - the tendency to express and activate all the capacities of the organism, or the self. ~ Carl Rogers,
164:Everything good is costly, and the development of personality is one of the most costly of all things. I t is a matter of saying yea to oneself, of taking oneself as the most serious of tasks, of being conscious of everything one does, and keeping it constantly before one's eyes in all its dubious aspects-truly a task that taxes us to the utmost. ~ Carl Jung, Psychological Reflections ,
165:The very same brain centers that interpret and feel physical pain also become activated during experiences of emotional rejection. In brain scans, they light up in response to social ostracism, just as they would when triggered by physically harmful stimuli. When people speak of feeling hurt or of having emotional pain, they are not being abstract or poetic, but scientifically quite precise. ~ Gabor Mate,
166:The essence of my work is; God, or the absolute Spirit, exists-and can be proven-and there is a ladder that reaches to that summit, a ladder that you can be shown how to climb, a ladder that leads from time to eternity, and from death to immortality. And all philosophy and psychology swings into a remarkable synthesis around that ladder. ~ Ken Wilber, The Great Chain of Being 1987 (unpublished manuscript),
167:Not every story has a happy ending, ... but the discoveries of science, the teachings of the heart, and the revelations of the soul all assure us that no human being is ever beyond redemption. The possibility of renewal exists so long as life exists. How to support that possibility in others and in ourselves is the ultimate question. ~ Gabor Mate, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction ,
168:When speaking to parents, I encourage them to take their child(ren) to a children's museum and watch carefully what the child does, how she/she does it, what he/she returns to, where there is definite growth. Teachers could do the same or could set up 'play areas' which provide 'nutrition' for different intelligences... and watch carefully what happens and what does not happen with each child. ~ Howard Gardner,
169:[Contemporary man] is blind to the fact that, with all his rationality and efficiency, he is possessed by 'powers' that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. They keep him on the run with restlessness, vague apprehensions, psychological complications, an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food - and, above all, a large array of neuroses. ~ Carl Jung,
170:In researching this problem, I did an extensive data search of several hundred hierarchies, taken from systems theory, ecological science, Kabalah, developmental psychology, Yo-gachara Buddhism, moral development, biological evolution, Vedanta Hinduism, Neo-Confucianism, cosmic and stellar evolution, Hwa Yen, the Neoplatonic corpus-an entire spectrum of premodern, modern, and postmodern nests. ~ Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul 1998,
171:It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self-realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be. ~ Abraham Maslow,
172:All work, the genuine work which we must achieve, is that which is most difficult and painful: the work on ourselves. If we do not freely take upon ourselves this pre-acceptance of the pain and torment, they will be visited upon us in an otherwise necessary individual and universal collapse. Anyone disassociated from his origin and his spiritually sensed task acts against origin. Anyone who acts against it has neither a today nor a tomorrow. ~ Jean Gebser,
173:If Confucius can serve as the Patron Saint of Chinese education, let me propose Socrates as his equivalent in a Western educational context - a Socrates who is never content with the initial superficial response, but is always probing for finer distinctions, clearer examples, a more profound form of knowing. Our concept of knowledge has changed since classical times, but Socrates has provided us with a timeless educational goal - ever deeper understanding. ~ Howard Gardner,
174:One of the things that struck me as near miraculous about music, especially in a rather nihilistic and atheistic society, is that it really does fill the void which was left by the death of God. And it's because you cannot rationally critique music. It speaks to you, it speaks of meaning, and no matter what you say about it, no matter how cynical you are, you cannot put a crowbar underneath that and toss it aside. ~ Jordan Peterson, Drinking from the firehose with Howard Bloom ,
175:Further Reading:Nightside of Eden - Kenneth GrantShamanic Voices - Joan HalifaxThe Great Mother - NeumannFear & Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. ThompsonCities of the Red Night - William S. BurroughsThe Book of Pleasure - Austin Osman SpareThundersqueak - Angerford & LeaThe Masks of God - Joseph CampbellAn Introduction to Psychology - Hilgard, Atkinson & AtkinsonLiber Null - Pete Carroll ~ Phil Hine, Aspects of Evocation ,
176:The sentiment du déjà vu is based, as I have found in a number of cases, on foreknowledge in dreams, but we saw that this foreknowledge can also occur in the waking state. In such cases mere chance becomes highly improbable because the coincidence is known in advance. It thus loses its chance character not only psychologically and subjectively, but objectively too, since the accumulation of details that coincide immeasurably increases the improbability of chance as a determining factor. ~ Carl Jung, An Acasual Connecting Principle ,
177:"I have no time" — the admission and declaration of impotence by European-Americaan man: someone who has no time has no space. He is either at an end--or he is free.He is at end end if he does not realize the implications of "having no time," the tis, that space has absorbed time, or that everything has become rigid and lifeless... or the does not realize that dime, when employed as mere divider, dissolves space. But if he realizes that "time" denotes and includes all previous time forms, he is free. ~ Jean Gebser, Ever-Present Origin (pg. 289),
178:In mathematics, students are at the mercy of rigidly applied algorithms. They learn to use certain formalisms in certain ways, often effectively, if provided with a pre-arranged signal that a particular formalism is wanted.In social studies and the humanities, the enemies of understanding are scripts and stereotypes. Students readily believe that events occur in typical ways, and they evoke these scripts even inappropriately. For example, they regard struggles between two parties in a dispute as a "good guy versus bad guy" movie script. ~ Howard Gardner,
179:The aim of a complete course of development is to divest the basic structures of any sense of exclusive self, and thus free the basic needs from their contamination by the needs of the separate self sense. When the basic structures are freed from the immortality projects of the separate self, they are free to return to their natural functional relationships .... when hungry, we eat; when tired, we sleep. The self has been returned to the Self, all self-needs have been met and discarded; and the basic needs alone remain. ~ Kwn Wilber, Integral Psychology p. 253,
180:When you only have sensations, perceptions, and impulses, the world is archaic. When you add the capacity for images and symbols, the world appears magical. When you add concepts, rules, and roles, the world becomes mythic. When formal-reflexive capacities emergy, the rational world comes into view. With vision-logic, the existential world stands forth. When the subtle emerges, the world becomes divine. When the causal emerges, the self becomes divine. When the nondual emerges, world and self are realized to be one Spirit. ~ Ken Wilber, Integral Psychology 119,
181:Since ancient times, the left side has stood for the side of the unconscious or the unknown; the right side, by contrast, has represented the side of consciousness or wakefulness. Through the late twentieth century, the movement of the Left limited themselves to a materialist understanding of reality- exemplified by Marxism- demanding social justice and economic equality but not the restoration of intuition and the recognition of the hidden, qualitative dimensions of being suppressed by the mental-rational consciousness, narrowly focused on the quantifiable. ~ Jean Gebser,
182:That's a very, very strange thing. It's one of the most unsettling things about the psychoanalytic theories. The psychoanalytic theories are something like, 'you're a loose collection of living subpersonalities, each with its own set of motivations, perceptions, emotions, and rationales, and you have limited control over that.' You're like a plurality of internal personalities that's loosely linked into a unity. You know that, because you can't control yourself very well-which is one of Jung's objections to Nietzsche's idea that we can create our own values. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series 1,
183:Whenever we moderns pause for a moment, and enter the silence, and listen very carefully, the glimmer of our deepest nature begins to shine forth, and we are introduced to the mysteries of the deep, the call of the within, the infinite radiance of a splendor that time and space forgot - we are introduced to the all-pervading Spiritual domain that the growing tip of our honored ancestors were the first to discover. And they were good enough to leave us a general map to that infinite domain, a map called the Great Nest of Being, a map of our own interiors, an archeology of our own Spirit. ~ Ken Wilber, Integral Psychology p. 190,
184:At this point it may be objected: well, then, if even the crabbed sceptics admit that the statements of religion cannot be confuted by reason, why should not I believe in them, since they have so much on their side:­ tradition, the concurrence of mankind, and all the consolation they yield? Yes, why not? Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief. But do not deceive yourself into thinking that with such arguments you are following the path of correct reasoning. If ever there was a case of facile argument, this is one. Ignorance is ignorance; no right to believe anything is derived from it. ~ Sigmund Freud,
185:The universities better becareful, cause they are dumping their content online as fast as they can. They are going to make themselves completely superfluous. And some smart person, Ive been thinking about this for 20 years, is going to take over accreditation end. Cause you know, all you would have to do, is set up a series of well designed examinations online. And only let a minority of people pass, you have instant accreditation credibility. Heres an entire 3 years of Psychology courses, heres the exams, you take them, only 15% of the people pass. ... It makes the accreditation valuable. ~ Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan Experience 877 - Jordan Peterson 1:40:00,
186:So one of the things I do when a client comes is I just do a rough walk through of those dimensions its like does anybody care if youre alive or dead, you know, do you have any friends, do you have anybody that loves you, do you have an intimate relationship, how are things going with your family, do you have a job, are you as educated as you are intelligent, do you have any room for advancement in the future, do you do anything interesting outside of your job and if the answer to all of those is no.. its like your not depressed my friend you just are screwed. really. ~ Jordan Peterson, Narrative.php">015_Maps_of_Meaning.php">_Narrative Neuropsychology & Mythology II / Part 1,
187:Freud's convictions about the importance of infantile developments also colored his view of creative activity. Freud was impressed by the parallels between the child at play, the adult daydreamer, and the creative artist. As he once phrased it:Might we not say that every child at play behaves like a creative writer, in that he creates a world of his own, or, rather, rearranges the things of his world in a new way which pleases him?....The creative writer does the same as the child at play. He creates a world of phantasy which he takes very seriously-that is, which he invests with large amounts of emotion-while separating it sharply from reality. ~ Howard Gardner,
188:Einstein's breakthrough was classic in that it sought to unify the elements of a physical analysis, and it placed the older examples and principles within a broader framework. But it was revolutionary in that, ever afterward, we have thought differently about space and time, matter and energy. Space and time-no more absolute-have become forms of intuition that cannot be divorced from perspective or consciousness, anymore than can the colors of the world or the length of a shadow. As the philosopher Ernst Cassirer commented, in relativity, the conception of constancy and absoluteness of the elements is abandoned to give permanence and necessity to the laws instead. ~ Howard Gardner,
189:Einstein was remarkable for his powers of concentration; he could work uninterruptedly for hours and even days on the same problem. Some of the topics that interested him remained on his mind for decades. For relaxation he turned to music and to sailing, but often his work would continue during these moments as well; he usually had a notebook in his pocket so that he could jot down any idea that came to him. Once, after the theory of relativity had been put forth, he confessed to his colleague Wolfgang Pauli, "For the rest of my life I want to reflect on what light is." It is perhaps not entirely an accident that a focus on light is also the first visual act of the newborn child. ~ Howard Gardner,
190:Although, with insight and good will, the shadow can to some extent be assimilated into the conscious personality, experience shows that there are certain features which offer the most obstinate resistance to moral control and prove almost impossible to influence. These resistances are usually bound up with projections, which are not recognized as such, and their recognition is a moral achievement beyond the ordinary. While some traits peculiar to the shadow can be recognized without too much difficulty as one's personal qualities, in this case both insight and good will are unavailing because the cause of the emotion appears to lie, beyond all possibility of doubt, in the other person. ~ Carl Jung, CW 9ii par. 16.,
191:Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different. We may go through life without suspecting their existence; but apply the requisite stimulus, and at a touch they are there in all their completeness, definite types of mentality which probably somewhere have their field of application and adaptation.No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite discarded. How to regard them is the question,--for they are so discontinuous with ordinary consciousness ~ William James,
192:[Rex and Regina] It is a therapeutic necessity, indeed, the first requisite of any thorough psychological method, for consciousness to confront its shadow. In the end this must lead to some kind of union, even though the union consists at first in an open conflict, and often remains so for a long time. It is a struggle that cannot be abolished by rational means. When it is wilfully repressed it continues in the unconscious and merely expresses itself indirectly and all the more dangerously, so no advantage is gained. The struggle goes on until the opponents run out of breath. What the outcome will be can never be seen in advance. The only certain thing is that both parties will be changed. ~ Carl Jung, CW 14 par. 514.,
193:Theres another class of people and I would say this is one of the pathologies of being creative so if your a high open person and you have all those things its not going to be enough. you are going to have to pick another domain where you are working on something positive and revolutiony because like the creative impulse for someone who is open we know it is a fundamental personallity dimension, ... and if the ones who are high in openness arent doing something creative they are like dead sticks adn cant live properly. And I think those are the people who benefit particularly from depth psychological approaches, especially Jungian approaches. ~ Jordan Peterson, Narrative.php">015_Maps_of_Meaning.php">_Narrative Neuropsychology & Mythology II / Part 1,
194:But his most important capacity is that of developing the powers of the higher principles in himself, a greater power of life, a purer light of mind, the illumination of supermind, the infinite being, consciousness and delight of spirit. By an ascending movement he can develop his human imperfection towards that greater perfection. But whatever his aim, however exalted his aspiration, he has to begin from the law of his present imperfection, to take full account of it and see how it can be converted to the law of a possible perfection. This present law of his being starts from the inconscience of the material universe, an involution of the soul in form and subjection to material nature; and ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Psychology Of Perfection,
195:Jordan Peterson's Book List1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley2. 1984 - George Orwell3. Road To Wigan Pier - George Orwell4. Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky5. Demons - Fyodor Dostoevsky6. Beyond Good And Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche7. Ordinary Men - Christopher Browning8. The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski9. The Rape of Nanking - Iris Chang10. Gulag Archipelago (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, & Vol. 3) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn11. Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl12. Modern Man in Search of A Soul - Carl Jung13. Maps Of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief - Jordan B. Peterson14. A History of Religious Ideas (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3) - Mircea Eliade15. Affective Neuroscience - Jaak Panksepp ~ Jordan Peterson,
196:For primitive man the world is full of demons and mysterious powers which he fears; the whole of Nature is animated by these forces, which are nothing but man's own inner powers projected into the outside world. Christianity and modern science have de-demonized Nature, which means that the European has consistently taken back the demonic powers out of the world into himself, and has steadily loaded his unconscious with them. Out of man himself the demonic powers rise up in revolt against the supposed spiritual constraints of Christianity. The demons begin to break out in Baroque art: the columns writhe, the furniture sprouts satyr's feet. Man is slowly transformed into a uroboros, the "tail-eater" who devours himself, from ancient times a symbol of the demon-ridden man. ~ Carl Jung,
197:Hearing has consequences. When I truly hear a person and the meanings that are important to him at that moment, hearing not simply his words, but him, and when I let him know that I have heard his own private personal meanings, many things happen. There is first of all a grateful look. He feels released. He wants to tell me more about his world. He surges forth in a new sense of freedom. He becomes more open to the process of change. I have often noticed that the more deeply I hear the meanings of the person, the more there is that happens. Almost always, when a person realize he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me. ~ Carl Rogers,
198:so you distill these stories great authors distill stories and we have soties that are very very very old they are usually religious stories they could be fairy tales because some people ahve traced fairy tales back 10 000 years ... a story that has been told for 10000 years is a funny kind of story its like people have remembered it and obviously modified it, like a game of telephone that has gone on for generations and all that is left is what people remember and maybe they remember whats important, because you tend to remember what's important and its not necessarily the case that you know what the hell it means ... and you dont genereally know what a book that you read means not if its profound it means more than you can understand because otherwise why read it? ~ Jordan Peterson, Maps of Meaning 2017 - 1 ,
199:An integral approach is based on one basic idea: no human mind can be 100% wrong. Or, we might say, nobody is smart enough to be wrong all the time. And that means, when it comes to deciding which approaches, methodologies, epistemologies, or ways or knowing are "correct" the answer can only be, "All of them." That is, all of the numerous practices or paradigms of human inquiry - including physics, chemistry, hermeneutics, collaborative inquiry, meditation, neuroscience, vision quest, phenomenology, structuralism, subtle energy research, systems theory, shamanic voyaging, chaos theory, developmental psychology-all of those modes of inquiry have an important piece of the overall puzzle of a total existence that includes, among other many things, health and illness, doctors and patients, sickness and healing. ~ Ken Wilber,
200:Likewise, looking deep within the mind, in the very most interior part of the self, when the mind becomes very, very quiet, and one listens very carefully, in that infinite silence, the soul begins to whisper, and its feather-soft voice takes one far beyond what the mind could ever imagine, beyond anything rationality could possibly tolerate, beyond anything logic can endure. In its gentle whisperings, there are the faintest hints of infinite love, glimmers of a life that time forgot, flashes of a bliss that must not be mentioned, an infinite intersection where the mysteries of eternity breathe life into mortal time, where suffering and pain have forgotten how to pronounce their own names, this secret quiet intersection of time and the very timeless, an intersection called the soul. ~ Ken Wilber, Integral Psychology p. 106.,
201:The condition of today's world cannot be transformed by technocratic rationality, since both technocracy and rationality are apparently nearing their apex.Nor can it be transcended by preaching or admonishing a return to ethics and morality, or in fact, by any form of return to the past.We have only one option: in examining the manifestations of our age, we must penetrate them with sufficient breadth and depth that we do not come under the demonic and destructive spell.We must not focus our view merely on these phenomena, but rather on the humus of the decaying world beneath, where the seedlings of the future are growing, immeasurable in their potential and vigor.Since our insight into the energies pressing toward development aids their unfolding, the seedlings and inceptive beginnings must be made visible and comprehensible." ~ Jean Gebser,
202:Medieval alchemy prepared the way for the greatest intervention in the divine world that man has ever attempted: alchemy was the dawn of the scientific age, when the daemon of the scientific spirit compelled the forces of nature to serve man to an extent that had never been known before. It was from the spirit of alchemy that Goethe wrought the figure of the "superman" Faust, and this superman led Nietzsche's Zarathustra to declare that God was dead and to proclaim the will to give birth to the superman, to "create a god for yourself out of your seven devils." Here we find the true roots, the preparatory processes deep in the psyche, which unleashed the forces at work in the world today. Science and technology have indeed conquered the world, but whether the psyche has gained anything is another matter. ~ Carl Jung, "Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon" (1942) CW 13,
203:During an individual's immersion in a domain, the locus of flow experiences shifts: what was once too challenging becomes attainable and even pleasurable, while what has long since become attainable no longer proves engaging. Thus, the journeyman musical performer gains flow from the accurate performance of familiar pieces in the repertoire; the youthful master wishes to tackle the most challenging pieces, ones most difficult to execute in a technical sense; the seasoned master may develop highly personal interpretations of familiar pieces, or, alternatively, return to those deceptively simple pieces that may actually prove difficult to execute convincingly and powerfully. Such an analysis helps explain why creative individuals continue to engage in the area of their expertise despite its frustrations, and why so many of them continue to raise the ante, posing ever-greater challenges for themselves, even at the risk of sacrificing the customary rewards. ~ Howard Gardner,
204:You must ask yourself, if for 10 years if you didnt avoid doing what you knew you needed to do, by your own definitions right, within the value structure that you've created to the degree that youve done that, what would you be like? Well you know there are remarkable people who come into the world from time to time and there are people who do find out over decades long periods what they could be like if they were who they were if they said... if they spoke their being forward, and theyd get stronger and stronger. you do not know the limits to that, we do not know the limits to that and so you could say well in part perhaps the reason that you're suffering unbearably can be left at your feet because you are not everything you could be and you know it. and of course thats a terrible thing to admit and its a terrible thing to consider but theres real promise in it. perhaps theres another way you could look at the world and another way you could act in the world. .. Imagine many people did that. ~ Jordan Peterson,
205:Embracing a different vocabulary, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has described a highly sought-after affective state called the flow state or flow experience. In such intrinsically motivating experiences, which can occur in any domain of activity, people report themselves as fully engaged with and absorbed by the object of their attention. In one sense, those "in flow" are not conscious of the experience at the moment; on reflection, however, such people feel that they have been fully alive, totally realized, and involved in a "peak experience." Individuals who regularly engage in creative activities often report that they seek such states; the prospect of such "periods of flow" can be so intense that individuals will exert considerable practice and effort, and even tolerate physical or psychological pain, in pursuit thereof. Committed writers may claim that they hate the time spent chained to their desks, but the thought that they would not have the opportunity to attain occasional periods of flow while writing proves devastating. ~ Howard Gardner,
206:This last figure, the White Magician, symbolizes the self-transcending element in the scientist's motivational drive and emotional make-up; his humble immersion into the mysteries of nature, his quest for the harmony of the spheres, the origin of life, the equations of a unified field theory. The conquistadorial urge is derived from a sense of power, the participatory urge from a sense of oceanic wonder. 'Men were first led to the study of natural philosophy', wrote Aristotle, 'as indeed they are today, by wonder.' Maxwell's earliest memory was 'lying on the grass, looking at the sun, and wondering'. Einstein struck the same chord when he wrote that whoever is devoid of the capacity to wonder, 'whoever remains unmoved, whoever cannot contemplate or know the deep shudder of the soul in enchantment, might just as well be dead for he has already closed his eyes upon life'.This oceanic feeling of wonder is the common source of religious mysticism, of pure science and art for art's sake; it is their common denominator and emotional bond. ~ Arthur Koestler,
207:What do you think of the essence of Hell? Hell is when the depths come to you with all that you no longer are or are not yet capable of. Hell is when you can no longer attain what you could attain. Hell is when you must think and feel and do everything that you know you do not want. Hell is when you know that your having to is also a wanting to, and that you yourself are responsible for it. Hell is when you know that everything serious that you have planned with yourself is also laughable, that everything fine is also brutal, that everything good is also bad, that everything high is also low, and that everything pleasant is also shameful.But the deepest Hell is when you realize that Hell is also no Hell, but a cheerful Heaven, not a Heaven in itself, but in this respect a Heaven, and in that respect a Hell.That is the ambiguity of the God: he is born from a dark ambiguity and rises to a bright ambiguity. Unequivocalness is simplicity and leads to death. But ambiguity is the way of life. If the left foot does not move, then the right one does, and you move. The God wills this. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book ,
208:Supermind is the dynamic form of satcitananda (being-consciousness-bliss), and the necessary conduit, mediator or linkage between satcitananda and the manifest creation. (Life Divine Book I, ch.14-16) ... Supermind is spiritual consciousness acting as a self-luminous knowledge, will, sense, aesthesis, energy, self-creative and unveiling power of its own delight and being. Mind is the action of the same powers, but limited and only very indirectly and partially illumined. Supermind lives in unity though it plays with diversity; mind lives in a separative action of diversity, though it may open to unity. Mind is not only capable of ignorance, but, because it acts always partially and by limitation, it works characteristically as a power of ignorance : it may even and it does forget itself in a complete inconscience, or nescience, awaken from it to the ignorance of a partial knowledge and move from the ignorance towards a complete knowledge, -- that is its natural action in the human being, -- but it can never have by itself a complete knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 4.03 - The Psychology of Self-Perfection,
209:The Self, the Divine, the Supreme Reality, the All, the Transcendent, - the One in all these aspects is then the object of Yogic knowledge. Ordinary objects, the external appearances of life and matter, the psychology of out thoughts and actions, the perception of the forces of the apparent world can be part of this knowledge, but only in so far as it is part of the manifestation of the One. It becomes at once evident that the knowledge for which Yoga strives must be different from what men ordinarily understand by the word. For we mean ordinarily by knowledge an intellectual appreciation of the facts of life, mind and matter and the laws that govern them. This is a knowledge founded upon our sense-perception and upon reasoning from our sense-perceptions and it is undertaken partly for the pure satisfaction of the intellect, partly for practical efficiency and the added power which knowledge gives in managing our lives and the lives of others, in utilising for human ends the overt or secret forces of Nature and in helping or hurting, in saving and ennobling or in oppressing and destroying our fellow-men. Yoga, indeed, is commensurate with all life and can include these subjects and objects. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 2.02 - The Status of Knowledge,
210:A poet once said, 'The whole universe is in a glass of wine.' We will probably never know in what sense he meant it, for poets do not write to be understood. But it is true that if we look at a glass of wine closely enough we see the entire universe. There are the things of physics: the twisting liquid which evaporates depending on the wind and weather, the reflection in the glass; and our imagination adds atoms. The glass is a distillation of the earth's rocks, and in its composition we see the secrets of the universe's age, and the evolution of stars. What strange array of chemicals are in the wine? How did they come to be? There are the ferments, the enzymes, the substrates, and the products. There in wine is found the great generalization; all life is fermentation. Nobody can discover the chemistry of wine without discovering, as did Louis Pasteur, the cause of much disease. How vivid is the claret, pressing its existence into the consciousness that watches it! If our small minds, for some convenience, divide this glass of wine, this universe, into parts -- physics, biology, geology, astronomy, psychology, and so on -- remember that nature does not know it! So let us put it all back together, not forgetting ultimately what it is for. Let it give us one more final pleasure; drink it and forget it all! ~ Richard P Feynman,
211:The necessary and needful reaction from the collective unconscious expresses itself in archetypally formed ideas. The meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one's own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared who goes down to the deep well. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is. For what comes after the door is, surprisingly enough, a boundless expanse full of unprecedented uncertainty, with apparently no one inside and no one outside, no above and no below, no here and no there, no mine and no thine, no good and no bad. It is a world of water, where all life floats in suspension; where the realm of the sympathetic system, the soul of everything living, begins; where I am indivisibly this and that; where I experience the other in myself and the other-than-myself experiences me.No, the collective unconscious is anything but an encapsulated personal system; it is sheer objectivity, as wide as the world and open to all the world. There I am the object of every subject, in complete reversal of my ordinary consciousness, where I am always the subject that has an object. There I am utterly one with the world, so much a part of it that I forget all too easily who I really am. ""Lost in oneself"" is a good way of describing this state. But this self is the world, if only a consciousness could see it. That is why we must know who we are. ~ Carl Jung, Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious ,
212:Integral Psychology presents a very complex picture of the individual. As he did previously in The Atman Project, at the back of the book Wilber has included numerous charts showing how his model relates to the work of a hundred or so different authors from East and West.5757. Wilber compares the models of Huston Smith, Plotinus, Buddhism, Stan Grof, John Battista, kundalini yoga, the Great Chain of Being, James Mark Baldwin, Aurobindo, the Kabbalah, Vedanta, William Tiller, Leadbeater, Adi Da, Piaget, Commons and Richards, Kurt Fisher, Alexander, Pascual-Leone, Herb Koplowitz, Patricia Arlin, Gisela Labouvie-Vief, Jan Sinnot, Michael Basseches, Jane Loevinger, John Broughton, Sullivan, Grant and Grant, Jenny Wade, Michael Washburn, Erik Erikson, Neumann, Scheler, Karl Jaspers, Rudolf Steiner, Don Beck, Suzanne Cook-Greuter, Clare Graves, Robert Kegan, Kohlberg, Torbert, Blanchard-Fields, Kitchener and King, Deirdre Kramer, William Perry, Turner and Powell, Cheryl Armon, Peck, Howe, Rawls, Piaget, Selman, Gilligan, Hazrat Inayat Khan, mahamudra meditation, Fowler, Underhill, Helminiak, Funk, Daniel Brown, Muhyddin Ibn 'Arabi, St. Palamas, classical yoga, highest tantra yoga, St Teresa, Chirban, St Dionysius, Patanjali, St Gregory of Nyssa, transcendental meditation, Fortune, Maslow, Chinen, Benack, Gardner, Melvin Miller, Habermas, Jean Houston, G. Heard, Lenski, Jean Gebser, A. Taylor, Jay Early, Robert Bellah, and Duane Elgin. ~ Frank Visser, Ken Wilber Thought as Passion ,
213:A creative illness succeeds a period of intense preoccupation with an idea and search for a certain truth. It is a polymorphous condition that can take the shape of depression, neurosis, psychosomatic ailments, or even psychosis. Whatever the symptoms, they are felt as painful, if not agonizing, by the subject, with alternating periods of alleviation and worsening. Throughout the illness the subject never loses the thread of his dominating preoccupation. It is often compatible with normal, professional activity and family life. But even if he keeps to his social activities, he is almost entirely absorbed with himself. He suffers from feelings of utter isolation, even when he has a mentor who guides him through the ordeal (like the shaman apprentice with his master). The termination is often rapid and marked by a phase of exhilaration. The subject emerges from his ordeal with a permanent transformation in his personality and the conviction that he has discovered a great truth or a new spiritual world.Many of the nineteenth and twentieth century figures recognized unquestionably as "great" - Nietzsche, Darwin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Freud, Jung, Piaget - were all additionally characterized by lengthy periods of profound psychological unrest and uncertainty. Their "psychopathology" - a term ridiculous in this context - was generated as a consequence of the revolutionary nature of their personal experience (their action, fantasy and thought). It is no great leap of comparative psychology to see their role in our society as analogous to that of the archaic religious leader and healer. ~ Henri Ellenberger,
214:Philosophy, like all other studies, aims primarily at knowledge. The knowledge it aims at is the kind of knowledge which gives unity and system to the body of the sciences, and the kind which results from a critical examination of the grounds of our convictions, prejudices, and beliefs. But it cannot be maintained that philosophy has had any very great measure of success in its attempts to provide definite answers to its questions. If you ask a mathematician, a mineralogist, a historian, or any other man of learning, what definite body of truths has been ascertained by his science, his answer will last as long as you are willing to listen. But if you put the same question to a philosopher, he will, if he is candid, have to confess that his study has not achieved positive results such as have been achieved by other sciences. It is true that this is partly accounted for by the fact that, as soon as definite knowledge concerning any subject becomes possible, this subject ceases to be called philosophy, and becomes a separate science. The whole study of the heavens, which now belongs to astronomy, was once included in philosophy; Newton's great work was called 'the mathematical principles of natural philosophy'. Similarly, the study of the human mind, which was a part of philosophy, has now been separated from philosophy and has become the science of psychology. Thus, to a great extent, the uncertainty of philosophy is more apparent than real: those questions which are already capable of definite answers are placed in the sciences, while those only to which, at present, no definite answer can be given, remain to form the residue which is called philosophy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
215:science of consciousness, the soul and objective matter ::: When the ancient thinkers of India set themselves to study the soul of man in themselves and others, they, unlike any other nation or school of early thought, proceeded at once to a process which resembles exactly enough the process adopted by modern science in its study of physical phenomena. For their object was to study, arrange and utilise the forms, forces and working movements of consciousness, just as the modern physical Sciences study, arrange and utilize the forms, forces and working movements of objective Matter. The material with which they had to deal was more subtle, flexible and versatile than the most impalpable forces of which the physical Sciences have become aware; its motions were more elusive, its processes harder to fix; but once grasped and ascertained, the movements of consciousness were found by Vedic psychologists to be in their process and activity as regular, manageable and utilisable as the movements of physical forces. The powers of the soul can be as perfectly handled and as safely, methodically and puissantly directed to practical life-purposes of joy, power and light as the modern power of electricity can be used for human comfort, industrial and locomotive power and physical illumination; but the results to which they give room and effect are more wonderful and momentous than the results of motorpower and electric luminosity. For there is no difference of essential law in the physical and the psychical, but only a difference and undoubtedly a great difference of energy, instrumentation and exact process. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human Towards a True Scientific Psychology,
216:Here lies the whole importance of the part of the Yoga of Knowledge which we are now considering, the knowledges of those essential principles of Being, those essential modes of self-existence on which the absolute Divine has based its self-manifestation. If the truth of our being is an infinite unity in which alone there is perfect wideness, light, knowledge, power, bliss, and if all our subjection to darkness, ignorance, weakness, sorrow, limitation comes of our viewing existence as a clash of infinitely multiple separate existences, then obviously it is the most practical and concrete and utilitarian as well as the most lofty and philosophical wisdom to find a means by which we can get away from the error and learn to live in the truth. So also, if that One is in its nature a freedom from bondage to this play of qualities which constitute our psychology and if from subjection to that play are born the struggle and discord in which we live, floundering eternally between the two poles of good and evil, virtue and sin, satisfaction and failure, joy and grief, pleasure and pain, then to get beyond the qualities and take our foundation in the settled peace of that which is always beyond them is the only practical wisdom. If attachment to mutable personality is the cause of our self-ignorance, of our discord and quarrel with ourself and with life and with others, and if there is an impersonal One in which no such discord and ignorance and vain and noisy effort exist because it is in eternal identity and harmony with itself, then to arrive in our souls at that impersonality and untroubled oneness of being is the one line and object of human effort to which our reason can consent to give the name of practicality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
217:THE PSYCHOLOGY OF YOGA Initial Definitions and Descriptions Yoga has four powers and objects, purity, liberty, beatitude and perfection. Whosoever has consummated these four mightinesses in the being of the transcendental, universal, lilamaya and individual God is the complete and absolute Yogin. All manifestations of God are manifestations of the absolute Parabrahman. The Absolute Parabrahman is unknowable to us, not because It is the nothingness of all that we are, for rather whatever we are in truth or in seeming is nothing but Parabrahman, but because It is pre-existent & supra-existent to even the highest & purest methods and the most potent & illimitable instruments of which soul in the body is capable. In Parabrahman knowledge ceases to be knowledge and becomes an inexpressible identity. Become Parabrahman, if thou wilt and if That will suffer thee, but strive not to know It; for thou shalt not succeed with these instruments and in this body. In reality thou art Parabrahman already and ever wast and ever will be. To become Parabrahman in any other sense, thou must depart utterly out of world manifestation and out even of world transcendence. Why shouldst thou hunger after departure from manifestation as if the world were an evil? Has not That manifested itself in thee & in the world and art thou wiser & purer & better than the Absolute, O mind-deceived soul in the mortal? When That withdraws thee, then thy going hence is inevitable; until Its force is laid on thee, thy going is impossible, cry thy mind never so fiercely & wailingly for departure. Therefore neither desire nor shun the world, but seek the bliss & purity & freedom & greatness of God in whatsoever state or experience or environment. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human ,
218:reading ::: Self-Help Reading List: James Allen As a Man Thinketh (1904) Marcus Aurelius Meditations (2nd Century) The Bhagavad-Gita The Bible Robert Bly Iron John (1990) Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy (6thC) Alain de Botton How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997) William Bridges Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes (1980) David Brooks The Road to Character (2015) Brené Brown Daring Greatly (2012) David D Burns The New Mood Therapy (1980) Joseph Campbell (with Bill Moyers) The Power of Myth (1988) Richard Carlson Don't Sweat The Small Stuff (1997) Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1994) Clayton Christensen How Will You Measure Your Life? (2012) Paulo Coelho The Alchemist (1988) Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1991) The Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler The Art of Happiness (1999) The Dhammapada (Buddha's teachings) Charles Duhigg The Power of Habit (2011) Wayne Dyer Real Magic (1992) Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance (1841) Clarissa Pinkola Estes Women Who Run With The Wolves (1996) Viktor Frankl Man's Search For Meaning (1959) Benjamin Franklin Autobiography (1790) Shakti Gawain Creative Visualization (1982) Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence (1995) John Gray Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (1992) Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Life (1984) James Hillman The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling (1996) Susan Jeffers Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway (1987) Richard Koch The 80/20 Principle (1998) Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014) Ellen Langer Mindfulness: Choice and Control in Everyday Life (1989) Lao-Tzu Tao-te Ching (The Way of Power) Maxwell Maltz Psycho-Cybernetics (1960) Abraham Maslow Motivation and Personality (1954) Thomas Moore Care of the Soul (1992) Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963) Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking (1952) M Scott Peck The Road Less Traveled (1990) Anthony Robbins Awaken The Giant Within (1991) Florence Scovell-Shinn The Game of Life and How To Play It (1923) Martin Seligman Learned Optimism (1991) Samuel Smiles Self-Help (1859) Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The Phenomenon of Man (1955) Henry David Thoreau Walden (1854) Marianne Williamson A Return To Love (1993) ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Self-Help ,
219:INVOCATION The ultimate invocation, that of Kia, cannot be performed. The paradox is that as Kia has no dualized qualities, there are no attributes by which to invoke it. To give it one quality is merely to deny it another. As an observant dualistic being once said: I am that I am not. Nevertheless, the magician may need to make some rearrangements or additions to what he is. Metamorphosis may be pursued by seeking that which one is not, and transcending both in mutual annihilation. Alternatively, the process of invocation may be seen as adding to the magician's psyche any elements which are missing. It is true that the mind must be finally surrendered as one enters fully into Chaos, but a complete and balanced psychocosm is more easily surrendered. The magical process of shuffling beliefs and desires attendant upon the process of invocation also demonstrates that one's dominant obsessions or personality are quite arbitrary, and hence more easily banished. There are many maps of the mind (psychocosms), most of which are inconsistent, contradictory, and based on highly fanciful theories. Many use the symbology of god forms, for all mythology embodies a psychology. A complete mythic pantheon resumes all of man's mental characteristics. Magicians will often use a pagan pantheon of gods as the basis for invoking some particular insight or ability, as these myths provide the most explicit and developed formulation of the particular idea's extant. However it is possible to use almost anything from the archetypes of the collective unconscious to the elemental qualities of alchemy. If the magician taps a deep enough level of power, these forms may manifest with sufficient force to convince the mind of the objective existence of the god. Yet the aim of invocation is temporary possession by the god, communication from the god, and manifestation of the god's magical powers, rather than the formation of religious cults. The actual method of invocation may be described as a total immersion in the qualities pertaining to the desired form. One invokes in every conceivable way. The magician first programs himself into identity with the god by arranging all his experiences to coincide with its nature. In the most elaborate form of ritual he may surround himself with the sounds, smells, colors, instruments, memories, numbers, symbols, music, and poetry suggestive of the god or quality. Secondly he unites his life force to the god image with which he has united his mind. This is accomplished with techniques from the gnosis. Figure 5 shows some examples of maps of the mind. Following are some suggestions for practical ritual invocation. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
220:reading ::: 50 Psychology Classics: List of Books Covered: Alfred Adler - Understanding Human Nature (1927) Gordon Allport - The Nature of Prejudice (1954) Albert Bandura - Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control (1997) Gavin Becker - The Gift of Fear (1997) Eric Berne - Games People Play (1964) Isabel Briggs Myers - Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type (1980) Louann Brizendine - The Female Brain (2006) David D Burns - Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980) Susan Cain - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (2012) Robert Cialdini - Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Creativity (1997) Carol Dweck - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2006) Albert Ellis & Robert Harper - (1961) A Guide To Rational Living(1961) Milton Erickson - My Voice Will Go With You (1982) by Sidney Rosen Eric Erikson - Young Man Luther (1958) Hans Eysenck - Dimensions of Personality (1947) Viktor Frankl - The Will to Meaning (1969) Anna Freud - The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense (1936) Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams (1901) Howard Gardner - Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983) Daniel Gilbert - Stumbling on Happiness (2006) Malcolm Gladwell - Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005) Daniel Goleman - Emotional Intelligence at Work (1998) John M Gottman - The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work (1999) Temple Grandin - The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed (2013) Harry Harlow - The Nature of Love (1958) Thomas A Harris - I'm OK - You're OK (1967) Eric Hoffer - The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951) Karen Horney - Our Inner Conflicts (1945) William James - Principles of Psychology (1890) Carl Jung - The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (1953) Daniel Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) Alfred Kinsey - Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) RD Laing - The Divided Self (1959) Abraham Maslow - The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1970) Stanley Milgram - Obedience To Authority (1974) Walter Mischel - The Marshmallow Test (2014) Leonard Mlodinow - Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior (2012) IP Pavlov - Conditioned Reflexes (1927) Fritz Perls - Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (1951) Jean Piaget - The Language and Thought of the Child (1966) Steven Pinker - The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002) VS Ramachandran - Phantoms in the Brain (1998) Carl Rogers - On Becoming a Person (1961) Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1970) Barry Schwartz - The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less (2004) Martin Seligman - Authentic Happiness (2002) BF Skinner - Beyond Freedom & Dignity (1953) Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen - Difficult Conversations (2000) William Styron - Darkness Visible (1990) ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Psychology Classics ,
221:Our culture, the laws of our culture, are predicated on the idea that people are conscious. People have experience; people make decisions, and can be held responsible for them. There's a free will element to it. You can debate all that philosophically, and fine, but the point is that that is how we act, and that is the idea that our legal system is predicated on. There's something deep about it, because you're subject to the law, but the law is also limited by you, which is to say that in a well-functioning, properly-grounded democratic system, you have intrinsic value. That's the source of your rights. Even if you're a murderer, we have to say the law can only go so far because there's something about you that's divine.Well, what does that mean? Partly it means that there's something about you that's conscious and capable of communicating, like you're a whole world unto yourself. You have that to contribute to everyone else, and that's valuable. You can learn new things, transform the structure of society, and invent a new way of dealing with the world. You're capable of all that. It's an intrinsic part of you, and that's associated with the idea that there's something about the logos that is necessary for the absolute chaos of the reality beyond experience to manifest itself as reality. That's an amazing idea because it gives consciousness a constitutive role in the cosmos. You can debate that, but you can't just bloody well brush it off. First of all, we are the most complicated things there are, that we know of, by a massive amount. We're so complicated that it's unbelievable. So there's a lot of cosmos out there, but there's a lot of cosmos in here, too, and which one is greater is by no means obvious, unless you use something trivial, like relative size, which really isn't a very sophisticated approach.Whatever it is that is you has this capacity to experience reality and to transform it, which is a very strange thing. You can conceptualize the future in your imagination, and then you can work and make that manifest-participate in the process of creation. That's one way of thinking about it. That's why I think Genesis 1 relates the idea that human beings are made in the image of the divine-men and women, which is interesting, because feminists are always criticizing Christianity as being inexorably patriarchal. Of course, they criticize everything like that, so it's hardly a stroke of bloody brilliance. But I think it's an absolute miracle that right at the beginning of the document it says straightforwardly, with no hesitation whatsoever, that the divine spark which we're associating with the word, that brings forth Being, is manifest in men and women equally. That's a very cool thing. You got to think, like I said, do you actually take that seriously? Well, what you got to ask is what happens if you don't take it seriously, right? Read Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. That's the best investigation into that tactic that's ever been produced. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series 1,
222:There's an idea in Christianity of the image of God as a Trinity. There's the element of the Father, there's the element of the Son, and there's the element of the Holy Spirit. It's something like the spirit of tradition, human beings as the living incarnation of that tradition, and the spirit in people that makes relationship with the spirit and individuals possible. I'm going to bounce my way quickly through some of the classical, metaphorical attributes of God, so that we kind of have a cloud of notions about what we're talking about, when we return to Genesis 1 and talk about the God who spoke chaos into Being.There's a fatherly aspect, so here's what God as a father is like. You can enter into a covenant with it, so you can make a bargain with it. Now, you think about that. Money is like that, because money is a bargain you make with the future. We structured our world so that you can negotiate with the future. I don't think that we would have got to the point where we could do that without having this idea to begin with. You can act as if the future's a reality; there's a spirit of tradition that enables you to act as if the future is something that can be bargained with. That's why you make sacrifices. The sacrifices were acted out for a very long period of time, and now they're psychological. We know that you can sacrifice something valuable in the present and expect that you're negotiating with something that's representing the transcendent future. That's an amazing human discovery. No other creature can do that; to act as if the future is real; to know that you can bargain with reality itself, and that you can do it successfully. It's unbelievable.It responds to sacrifice. It answers prayers. I'm not saying that any of this is true, by the way. I'm just saying what the cloud of ideas represents. It punishes and rewards. It judges and forgives. It's not nature. One of the things weird about the Judeo-Christian tradition is that God and nature are not the same thing, at all. Whatever God is, partially manifest in this logos, is something that stands outside of nature. I think that's something like consciousness as abstracted from the natural world. It built Eden for mankind and then banished us for disobedience. It's too powerful to be touched. It granted free will. Distance from it is hell. Distance from it is death. It reveals itself in dogma and in mystical experience, and it's the law. That's sort of like the fatherly aspect.The son-like aspect. It speaks chaos into order. It slays dragons and feeds people with the remains. It finds gold. It rescues virgins. It is the body and blood of Christ. It is a tragic victim, scapegoat, and eternally triumphant redeemer simultaneously. It cares for the outcast. It dies and is reborn. It is the king of kings and hero of heroes. It's not the state, but is both the fulfillment and critic of the state. It dwells in the perfect house. It is aiming at paradise or heaven. It can rescue from hell. It cares for the outcast. It is the foundation and the cornerstone that was rejected. It is the spirit of the law.The spirit-like aspect. It's akin to the human soul. It's the prophetic voice. It's the still, small voice of conscience. It's the spoken truth. It's called forth by music. It is the enemy of deceit, arrogance, and resentment. It is the water of life. It burns without consuming. It's a blinding light.That's a very well-developed set of poetic metaphors. These are all...what would you say...glimpses of the transcendent ideal. That's the right way of thinking about it. They're glimpses of the transcendent ideal, and all of them have a specific meaning. In part, what we're going to do is go over that meaning, as we continue with this series. What we've got now is a brief description, at least, of what this is. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series 1,
223:PRATYAHARAPRATYAHARA is the first process in the mental part of our task. The previous practices, Asana, Pranayama, Yama, and Niyama, are all acts of the body, while mantra is connected with speech: Pratyahara is purely mental. And what is Pratyahara? This word is used by different authors in different senses. The same word is employed to designate both the practice and the result. It means for our present purpose a process rather strategical than practical; it is introspection, a sort of general examination of the contents of the mind which we wish to control: Asana having been mastered, all immediate exciting causes have been removed, and we are free to think what we are thinking about. A very similar experience to that of Asana is in store for us. At first we shall very likely flatter ourselves that our minds are pretty calm; this is a defect of observation. Just as the European standing for the first time on the edge of the desert will see nothing there, while his Arab can tell him the family history of each of the fifty persons in view, because he has learnt how to look, so with practice the thoughts will become more numerous and more insistent. As soon as the body was accurately observed it was found to be terribly restless and painful; now that we observe the mind it is seen to be more restless and painful still. (See diagram opposite.) A similar curve might be plotted for the real and apparent painfulness of Asana. Conscious of this fact, we begin to try to control it: "Not quite so many thoughts, please!" "Don't think quite so fast, please!" "No more of that kind of thought, please!" It is only then that we discover that what we thought was a school of playful porpoises is really the convolutions of the sea-serpent. The attempt to repress has the effect of exciting. When the unsuspecting pupil first approaches his holy but wily Guru, and demands magical powers, that Wise One replies that he will confer them, points out with much caution and secrecy some particular spot on the pupil's body which has never previously attracted his attention, and says: "In order to obtain this magical power which you seek, all that is necessary is to wash seven times in the Ganges during seven days, being particularly careful to avoid thinking of that one spot." Of course the unhappy youth spends a disgusted week in thinking of little else. It is positively amazing with what persistence a thought, even a whole train of thoughts, returns again and again to the charge. It becomes a positive nightmare. It is intensely annoying, too, to find that one does not become conscious that one has got on to the forbidden subject until one has gone right through with it. However, one continues day after day investigating thoughts and trying to check them; and sooner or later one proceeds to the next stage, Dharana, the attempt to restrain the mind to a single object. Before we go on to this, however, we must consider what is meant by success in Pratyahara. This is a very extensive subject, and different authors take widely divergent views. One writer means an analysis so acute that every thought is resolved into a number of elements (see "The Psychology of Hashish," Section V, in Equinox II). Others take the view that success in the practice is something like the experience which Sir Humphrey Davy had as a result of taking nitrous oxide, in which he exclaimed: "The universe is composed exclusively of ideas." Others say that it gives Hamlet's feeling: "There's nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so," interpreted as literally as was done by Mrs. Eddy. However, the main point is to acquire some sort of inhibitory power over the thoughts. Fortunately there is an unfailing method of acquiring this power. It is given in Liber III. If Sections 1 and 2 are practised (if necessary with the assistance of another person to aid your vigilance) you will soon be able to master the final section. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,
224:The ancient Mesopotamians and the ancient Egyptians had some very interesting, dramatic ideas about that. For example-very briefly-there was a deity known as Marduk. Marduk was a Mesopotamian deity, and imagine this is sort of what happened. As an empire grew out of the post-ice age-15,000 years ago, 10,000 years ago-all these tribes came together. These tribes each had their own deity-their own image of the ideal. But then they started to occupy the same territory. One tribe had God A, and one tribe had God B, and one could wipe the other one out, and then it would just be God A, who wins. That's not so good, because maybe you want to trade with those people, or maybe you don't want to lose half your population in a war. So then you have to have an argument about whose God is going to take priority-which ideal is going to take priority.What seems to happen is represented in mythology as a battle of the gods in celestial space. From a practical perspective, it's more like an ongoing dialog. You believe this; I believe this. You believe that; I believe this. How are we going to meld that together? You take God A, and you take God B, and maybe what you do is extract God C from them, and you say, 'God C now has the attributes of A and B.' And then some other tribes come in, and C takes them over, too. Take Marduk, for example. He has 50 different names, at least in part, of the subordinate gods-that represented the tribes that came together to make the civilization. That's part of the process by which that abstracted ideal is abstracted. You think, 'this is important, and it works, because your tribe is alive, and so we'll take the best of both, if we can manage it, and extract out something, that's even more abstract, that covers both of us.'I'll give you a couple of Marduk's interesting features. He has eyes all the way around his head. He's elected by all the other gods to be king God. That's the first thing. That's quite cool. They elect him because they're facing a terrible threat-sort of like a flood and a monster combined. Marduk basically says that, if they elect him top God, he'll go out and stop the flood monster, and they won't all get wiped out. It's a serious threat. It's chaos itself making its comeback. All the gods agree, and Marduk is the new manifestation. He's got eyes all the way around his head, and he speaks magic words. When he fights, he fights this deity called Tiamat. We need to know that, because the word 'Tiamat' is associated with the word 'tehom.' Tehom is the chaos that God makes order out of at the beginning of time in Genesis, so it's linked very tightly to this story. Marduk, with his eyes and his capacity to speak magic words, goes out and confronts Tiamat, who's like this watery sea dragon. It's a classic Saint George story: go out and wreak havoc on the dragon. He cuts her into pieces, and he makes the world out of her pieces. That's the world that human beings live in.The Mesopotamian emperor acted out Marduk. He was allowed to be emperor insofar as he was a good Marduk. That meant that he had eyes all the way around his head, and he could speak magic; he could speak properly. We are starting to understand, at that point, the essence of leadership. Because what's leadership? It's the capacity to see what the hell's in front of your face, and maybe in every direction, and maybe the capacity to use your language properly to transform chaos into order. God only knows how long it took the Mesopotamians to figure that out. The best they could do was dramatize it, but it's staggeringly brilliant. It's by no means obvious, and this chaos is a very strange thing. This is a chaos that God wrestled with at the beginning of time.Chaos is half psychological and half real. There's no other way to really describe it. Chaos is what you encounter when you're blown into pieces and thrown into deep confusion-when your world falls apart, when your dreams die, when you're betrayed. It's the chaos that emerges, and the chaos is everything it wants, and it's too much for you. That's for sure. It pulls you down into the underworld, and that's where the dragons are. All you've got at that point is your capacity to bloody well keep your eyes open, and to speak as carefully and as clearly as you can. Maybe, if you're lucky, you'll get through it that way and come out the other side. It's taken people a very long time to figure that out, and it looks, to me, that the idea is erected on the platform of our ancient ancestors, maybe tens of millions of years ago, because we seem to represent that which disturbs us deeply using the same system that we used to represent serpentile, or other, carnivorous predators. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series 1,

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1:I don't believe in psychology. ~ Bobby Fischer,
2:I've never studied psychology. ~ Hayao Miyazaki,
3:My psychology belongs to everyone. ~ Alfred Adler,
4:Psychology has come a long way. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
5:Psychology of small things rules. ~ Stefan Fatsis,
6:I loved psychology and I loved history. ~ Joely Fisher,
7:Psychology, which explains everything, ~ Marianne Moore,
8:Psychology is the science of mental life ~ William James,
9:Horror is beyond the reach of psychology. ~ Theodor Adorno,
10:I like stories with lots of psychology. ~ Alfred Hitchcock,
11:I conceive ethics as a branch of psychology. ~ Thomas Nagel,
12:Idleness is the parent of psychology. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
13:Horror is beyond the reach of psychology. ~ Theodor W Adorno,
14:I think politics come out of psychology. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
15:Horror is beyond the reach of psychology. ~ Theodor W Adorno,
16:The psychology of character is interesting, ~ Agatha Christie,
17:Age is not based on chronology, but psychology. ~ Tony Robbins,
18:Every ideology is contrary to human psychology. ~ Albert Camus,
19:Psychology is a bus that accompanies an airplane. ~ Karl Kraus,
20:Psychology is a very unsatisfactory science. ~ Wolfgang Kohler,
22:Aesthetics by its very nature is applied psychology. ~ Carl Jung,
23:Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. ~ Albert Camus,
24:teaching psychology is mostly a waste of time. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
25:I've had an enduring appreciation of psychology. ~ Phillip Lopate,
26:Without psychology, the horror film doesn't exist. ~ Dario Argento,
27:Mindset: The New Psychology of Success BY CAROL DWECK ~ Daniel H Pink,
28:Psychology is as useless as directions for using poison. ~ Karl Kraus,
29:I don't believe in psychology. I believe in good moves ~ Bobby Fischer,
30:I don’t believe in psychology. I believe in good moves. ~ Bobby Fischer,
31:I took up French boys and wine and I studied psychology. ~ Joely Fisher,
32:Psychology which explains everything, explains nothing. ~ Marianne Moore,
33:I'd always had an interest in physiotherapy and psychology. ~ Bob Paisley,
34:Psychology doesn't address the soul; that's something else. ~ David Chase,
35:Psychology is a subject of life, death, and in-betweens. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
36:Psychology has a long past, but only a short history. ~ Hermann Ebbinghaus,
37:In the algebra of psychology, X stands for a woman's heart. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
38:Psychology is the science of mental life.” William James ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
39:Psychology ought certainly to give the teacher radical help. ~ William James,
40:Well, I'm not sure what pop psychology is, but I don't like it. ~ Phil McGraw,
41:I'm psychology major who has no desire to work with people. ~ Megan McCafferty,
42:If I wasn't doing modeling, I'd like to study child psychology. ~ Shanina Shaik,
43:I'm afraid you can't create tragedy out of abnormal psychology. ~ Andrew Sarris,
44:Physiological psychology is, therefore, first of all psychology. ~ Wilhelm Wundt,
45:I'm drawn to the psychology of really interesting, flawed people. ~ Nicole Kidman,
46:Psychology. I cannot express my sympathies strongly enough. ~ Christopher Greyson,
47:There is no psychology; there is only biography and autobiography. ~ Thomas Szasz,
48:Being funny, in some ways, is about being connected to psychology. ~ Noah Baumbach,
49:If she's a psychology student, she'll love talking about herself. ~ Graeme Simsion,
50:psychology, and medicine. Accounts of scientific lives in neuroscience ~ Anonymous,
51:Psychology can make us feel good, but religion can make us be good. ~ Peter Kreeft,
52:Social media is about sociology and psychology more then technology. ~ Brian Solis,
53:I understand the psychology of the sport, especially inside the ring. ~ Randy Orton,
54:like every other aspect of our psychology, motivation is biological. ~ John J Ratey,
55:This calls for a very special blend of psychology and extreme violence. ~ Ben Elton,
56:Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the Twenty-first Century. ~ Eben Alexander,
57:I will always love psychology, and the basis of psychology is family. ~ Jodie Foster,
58:The sexual life of adult women is a "dark continent" for psychology. ~ Sigmund Freud,
59:What is true [in psychology] is alas not new, the new not true. ~ Hermann Ebbinghaus,
60:Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience BY MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI ~ Daniel H Pink,
61:Vygotsky has been described—not unjustly—as “the Mozart of psychology. ~ Oliver Sacks,
62:Ideologies aren't all that important. What's important is psychology. ~ James Carville,
63:I majored in psychology, and I still love listening to people's problems. ~ Gayle King,
64:Anatomy presupposes a corpse; psychology presupposes a world of corpses. ~ D H Lawrence,
65:He’d had a psychology professor who used to say, “hurt people hurt people. ~ Amy Harmon,
66:Psychology often becomes the disease of which it should be the cure. ~ Bertrand Russell,
67:The psychology of committees is a special case of the psychology of mobs. ~ Celia Green,
68:There is no such thing as a normal psychology that holds for all people. ~ Karen Horney,
69:Al Gore's performances could be a case study in abnormal-psychology classes. ~ Rich Lowry,
70:Life is a fierce duel with emotions and a slow war with psychology. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
71:Psychology helps to measure the probability that an aim is attainable. ~ Edward Thorndike,
72:Psychology is ultimately mythology, the study of the stories of the soul. ~ James Hillman,
73:Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, published in 2007. ~ Anonymous,
74:Positive psychology is to the corporate state what eugenics was to the Nazis ~ Chris Hedges,
75:Psychology’s a wonderful science,” said Helmholtz. “Without it, everybody’d ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
76:The psychopathology of the masses is rooted in the psychology of the individual ~ Carl Jung,
77:I majored in Psychology in college. I was going to be a child psychologist. ~ Gloria Estefan,
78:Psychology says, you’re not afraid to love, you’re afraid of not being loved back. ~ Unknown,
79:The first lecture in psychology that I ever heard was the first I ever gave. ~ William James,
80:How much farther does anguish penetrate in psychology than psychology itself! ~ Marcel Proust,
81:Interesting survey in the current Journal of Abnormal Psychology: New York ~ David Letterman,
82:To talk about religion except in terms of human psychology is an irrelevance. ~ Aldous Huxley,
83:Age is a number that doesn’t reflect circumstance, environment or psychology. ~ Krista Ritchie,
84:I only read biographies, metaphysics and psychology. I can dream up my own fiction. ~ Mae West,
85:I've always been curious about the psychology of the person behind the mask. ~ Philip Zimbardo,
86:Stand-up comedy is a science. Every comedian is a psychology major, naturally. ~ Eddie Griffin,
87:When I was in high school I thought I was going to university into psychology. ~ Tricia Helfer,
88:Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
89:For many years, psychology was surprisingly little interested in happiness. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
90:I wished by treating Psychology like a natural science, to help her become one. ~ William James,
91:Child psychology and child psychiatry cannot be reformed. They must be abolished. ~ Thomas Szasz,
92:He who is without hope is also without fear.

- On Psychology ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
93:I had planned to be a psychology major, but I bombed introductory psychology. ~ Robert Sternberg,
94:Society has a herd psychology, so until we have more good shepherds we are lost. ~ Bryant McGill,
95:When facts are few, speculations are most likely to represent individual psychology. ~ Carl Jung,
96:Heaven and hell are not geographical, they are psychological, they are your psychology. ~ Rajneesh,
97:I’ve always been curious about the psychology of the person behind the mask... ~ Philip G Zimbardo,
98:We should open ourselves to the impossible and embrace a psychology of possibility. ~ Ellen Langer,
99:Behavioral psychology is the science of pulling habits out of rats.   —Douglas Busch ~ Guy Kawasaki,
100:Oh, I took some night school courses in psychology,” said Bill Compton, vampire. ~ Charlaine Harris,
101:The amount of psychology which is necessary to all teachers need not be very great. ~ William James,
102:It seems to me that psychology is only another word for what the ancients called fate. ~ Donna Tartt,
103:No very sharp line can be drawn between social psychology and individual psychology. ~ George H Mead,
104:DR. CHRISTIAN JARRETT is a psychologist and author of The Rough Guide to Psychology. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
105:Human psychology has a near universal tendency to let belief be coloured by desire. ~ Richard Dawkins,
106:If I wasn't an actor, I would probably be writing or doing something with psychology. ~ Maddie Hasson,
107:It's refreshing to see you using your psychology skills for evil as well as for good. ~ Kristin Walker,
108:Psychology lures even most serious people into romancing, and quite unconsciously. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
109:the connection between psychology and literature, to suggest their interchangeability. ~ James Hillman,
110:Everything that the modern mind cannot define it regards as insane. ~ Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy,
111:It seems a pity that psychology has destroyed all our knowledge of human nature. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
112:. . . no textbook can teach psychology; one learns only by actual experiences. P. 81 ~ Carl Gustav Jung,
113:Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort. ~ Mason Cooley,
114:Psychology looks at people from the inside. Economics looks at them from the outside. ~ John Lanchester,
115:Recognizing the structure of your psychology doesn't mean that you can easily rebuild it. ~ Dean Koontz,
116:Evolution is an indispensable component of any satisfying explanation of our psychology. ~ Steven Pinker,
117:first principle of moral psychology: Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second. ~ Jonathan Haidt,
118:Mythology, in other words, is psychology misread as biography, history, and cosmology. ~ Joseph Campbell,
119:"Our psychology is . . . a science of mere phenomena without any metaphysical implications." ~ Carl Jung,
120:Psychology should be just as concerned with building strength as with repairing damage ~ Martin Seligman,
121:To know psychology, therefore, is absolutely no guarantee that we shall be good teacher. ~ William James,
122:(He was a psychologist, and degrees in psychology, I find, often conceal deviant tendencies. ~ Rick Moody,
123:Interior decorating is a rock-hard science compared to psychology practiced by amateurs. ~ Antonin Scalia,
124:In brief, the Tree of Life is a compendium of science, psychology, philosophy and theology. ~ Dion Fortune,
125:It is only the fundamental conceptions of psychology which are of real value to a teacher. ~ William James,
126:Magick has many aspects, but primarily it acts as a dramatized system of “psychology ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
127:Politics cannot stop to study psychology Its methods are rough; its judgments rougher still. ~ Henry Adams,
128:Psychology Today is probably one of my favorite magazines, Guitar, Guitar World. People. ~ Meredith Brooks,
129:After doing psychology for half a century, my passion for all of it is greater than ever. ~ Philip Zimbardo,
130:Every psychology—my own included—has the character of a subjective confession” (1929b, p. 336). ~ Anonymous,
131:I think psychology would be an easy transition and figuring out the human mind somehow. ~ Wilmer Valderrama,
132:I want to be some kind of a pilot. And the other thing that I really like is psychology. ~ Wilmer Valderrama,
133:Psychology claims that when you can't sleep at night, you are actually awake in someone's dream. ~ Anonymous,
134:The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best. ~ Paul Val ry,
135:Counterterrorism isn't really about the nunchakus, the guns and gadgets. It's about psychology. ~ Claire Danes,
136:I am an observer, I like to watch people. I am into psychology and people - how they act and such. ~ Dane Cook,
137:In the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry. ~ Sigmund Freud,
138:Let's admit it, people: nobody understands consciousness. Psychology hasn't had a Newton yet. ~ James K Morrow,
139:The first principle of moral psychology is Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second. ~ Jonathan Haidt,
140:not thinking about the future is much more challenging than being a psychology professor. ~ Daniel Todd Gilbert,
141:There are three dominant worldviews in psychology and philosophy. Each worldview is represented ~ Robert Holden,
142:We all have a dark side, and we have to confront our dark side. That's pop American psychology. ~ Gary Kraftsow,
143:any tinhorn with a loud mouth and a brassy front could gain power by appeal to mob psychology. ~ Clifford D Simak,
144:Forever I shall be a stranger to myself. In psychology as in logic, there are truths but no truth. ~ Albert Camus,
145:Idleness is the beginning of all psychology. What? Could it be that psychology is ? a vice? ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
146:In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning. ~ Jean Piaget,
147:I think psychology and self-reflection is one of the major catastrophes of the twentieth century. ~ Werner Herzog,
148:Psychology is probably the most important factor in the market - and one that is least understood. ~ David Dreman,
149:Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man. ~ Edward Thorndike,
150:Such is the psychology of crowds that the majority will follow whoever appeared to be in power... ~ Mikl s B nffy,
151:Traditionally, psychology has been the study of two populations: university freshmen and white rats. ~ Paul Bloom,
152:Cosmology and neuropsychology have absurdity in common. The raw facts are strange beyond imagination. ~ Paul Broks,
153:The Force of Art lies in its immediate influence on human psychology and in its active contagiousness. ~ Naum Gabo,
154:What a teacher needs to know about psychology "might almost be written on the palm of one's hand." ~ William James,
155:In the cosmology that's behind psychology, there is no reason for anyone to be here or do anything. ~ James Hillman,
156:Most serial killers and criminals study psychology at some point. It's easier to spot them that way, ~ Cameron Jace,
157:Repeated psychology tests have proven that telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen. ~ Derek Sivers,
158:History, sociology, economics, psychology et al. confirmed Joyce's view of Everyman as victim. ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
159:I'm interested in philosophical psychology, people like Nietzsche, Freud, Alcan, Foucault, Derrida. ~ Hanif Kureishi,
160:There was already a famous Sternberg in psychology and it was obvious there would not be another. ~ Robert Sternberg,
161:"All gaps in our actual knowledge are still filled out with projections." ~ Carl Jung, Psychology and Religion (1938),
162:Evolutionary psychology is one of four sciences that are bringing human nature back into the picture. ~ Steven Pinker,
163:A small amount of good literature can often teach more about the inner life than volumes of psychology. ~ Thomas Moore,
164:A technical survey that systematize, digest, and appraise the mid century state of psychology. ~ Stanley Smith Stevens,
165:it seems very extraordinary that the complex psychology of a human being can be taught with a stick. ~ Helen Macdonald,
166:Today “Hofstede’s Dimensions” are among the most widely used paradigms in crosscultural psychology. ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
167:Forever I shall be a stranger to myself, kupo. In psychology as in logic, there are truths but no truth. ~ Albert Camus,
168:Nor does this understanding require a prolonged grounding in the not yet established laws of psychology. ~ Gilbert Ryle,
169:Our evolutionary psychology preconditions us not to respond to threats which can be postponed until later. ~ Mark Lynas,
170:No one reveals himself as he is; we all wear a mask and play a role.

- On Psychology ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
171:A more politically sophisticated psychology now emphasizes individual differences in adherence to group-based ~ Anonymous,
172:Neurology and psychology, curiously, though they talk of everything else, almost never talk of ‘judgment’— ~ Oliver Sacks,
174:For me, Buddhism is a psychology and a philosophy that provides a means, upayas, for working with the mind. ~ Joan Halifax,
175:I was hedging my bets by the time I got to college. I was interested in drama and journalism and psychology. ~ Hank Azaria,
176:[S]ociety has produced and nourishes a psychology which brings out the lowest, most base part of human beings. ~ Malcolm X,
177:Hatred toward reifying psychology removes from the living that which would make them other than reified. ~ Theodor W Adorno,
178:To be a prosperous pastor one needs: (1) a bible (2) a tailored suit; and (3) a few psychology books. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
179:Alain Robbe-Grillet once wrote that the worst thing to happen to the novel was the arrival of psychology. ~ Rabih Alameddine,
180:Chess is thirty to forty percent psychology. You don't have this when you play a computer. I can't confuse it ~ Judit Polgar,
181:For me, I hope last year was the last when anger, frustration and despair ruled my professional psychology. ~ Margo Kingston,
182:I think Buddhism should open the door of psychology and healing to penetrate more easily into the Western world. ~ Nhat Hanh,
183:The materialistic point of view in psychology can claim, at best, only the value of an heuristic hypothesis. ~ Wilhelm Wundt,
184:Canine Psychology 101. Seriously don't look at it, (the T bone steak) Look for the dastardly villain." Atticus ~ Kevin Hearne,
185:I couldn’t sleep for two years, they tried to break my nerves. They used a lot of psychology to brainwash. ~ Mordechai Vanunu,
186:I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much. ~ Billy Zane,
187:Our elegy is a sociological one, yes, but it is also about psychology and community and culture and faith. During ~ J D Vance,
188:Psychology is a science, and teaching is an art; and sciences never generate arts directly out of themselves. ~ William James,
189:Psychology more than any other science has had its pseudo-scientific no less than its scientific period. ~ James Mark Baldwin,
190:Tell me, where did you get your clinical psychology degree from? Oh, that's right. The University of Bullshit. ~ Mia Sheridan,
191:Economics is half psychology and half Grade Three arithmetic, and the U.S. does not now have either half right. ~ Conrad Black,
192:I think politics and personal psychology and interrelationships - these things are interrelated to me and overlap. ~ J Robbins,
193:When the Italians play the Germans it'll be fascinating. Mightn't be very good football but it'll be great psychology. ~ Eamon,
194:Despite the fact that your psychology says that an old bachelor is an egoist. Maybe that in itself is egoism. ~ Sholom Aleichem,
195:Our show is different, because it's not about law and order, it's about psychology, the intent of somebody. ~ Vincent D Onofrio,
196:The human race has to be bad at psychology; if it were not, it would understand why it is bad at everything else. ~ Celia Green,
197:The trouble with psychology," said Wexford epigrammatically, 'is that it doesn't take human nature into account. ~ Ruth Rendell,
198:We do not escape into philosophy, psychology, and art--we go there to restore our shattered selves into whole ones. ~ Anais Nin,
199:We do not escape into philosophy, psychology, and art--we go there to restore our shattered selves into whole ones. ~ Ana s Nin,
200:What makes Shakespeare eternal is his grasp of psychology. He knew how to nail stuff about us as human beings. ~ Martin Freeman,
201:"In analytical psychology we make methodical use of this phenomenon. I have called the method 'active imagination.'" ~ Carl Jung,
202:The rest is abortion and not-yet-science: which is to say metaphysics, theology, psychology, epistemology. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
203:Folk parapsychology, an art and science designed to enable people to make effective use of their psychic talents ~ Isaac Bonewits,
204:It appears, then, that ethics, as a branch of knowledge, is nothing more than a department of psychologyand sociology. ~ A J Ayer,
205:One of the surprising discoveries of modern psychology is how easy it is to be ignorant of your own ignorance. ~ Daniel C Dennett,
206:We now come to the third stage of a prisoner’s mental reactions: the psychology of the prisoner after his liberation. ~ Anonymous,
207:Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course. ~ Bobby Flay,
208:I fantasized about being a psychology major when I first started school, and I took a handful of Psych 101 classes. ~ Claire Danes,
209:The True Believer, Eric Hoffer’s 1951 exploration of the psychology behind fanaticism and mass movements, ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
210:By the first week of shooting, you know exactly where your film is heading based on the psychology of your director. ~ Jodie Foster,
211:Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha have written the essential corrective to the evolutionary psychology literature. ~ Stanton Peele,
212:I believe a lot about psychology, or I'd like to learn about it - I'm someone who likes to learn about everything. ~ Marilyn Manson,
213:I've found that contemporary psychology enrages me with its simplistic ideas of human life, and also its emptiness. ~ James Hillman,
214:their writing.  Park, D. et al., “The Role of Expressive Writing in Math Anxiety,’’ Journal of Experimental Psychology: ~ Anonymous,
215:With the passage of time, the psychology of people stays the same, but the tools and objects in the world change. ~ Donald A Norman,
216:Each of us has a “chronotype”—a personal pattern of circadian rhythms that influences our physiology and psychology. ~ Daniel H Pink,
217:Far from being a psychological trait, the spirit of revenge is the principle on which our whole psychology depends. ~ Gilles Deleuze,
218:Psychology motivates the quality of analysis and puts it to use. Psychology is the driver and analysis is the road map. ~ Ed Seykota,
219:The concept of loss aversion is certainly the most significant contribution of psychology to behavioral economics. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
220:The doctor has a PhD in psychology from American University, which, to me, sounds a little too generic to be real. ~ Neal Shusterman,
221:Characters reflect psychology as a matter of coherence, but they cannot have psychology because they do not have lives. ~ Damon Suede,
222:"The purely biological or scientific standpoint falls short in psychology because it is, in the main, intellectual only." ~ Carl Jung,
223:Where there is much pride or much vanity, there will also be much revengefulness.

- On Psychology ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
224:According to Buddhist psychology most of our troubles stem from attachment to things that we mistakenly see as permanent. ~ Dalai Lama,
225:It is still open to question whether psychology is a natural science, or whether it can be regarded as a science at all. ~ Ivan Pavlov,
226:Like all science, psychology is knowledge; and like science again, it is knowledge of a definite thing, the mind. ~ James Mark Baldwin,
227:Nations are always making mistakes because they do not understand each other's psychology. ~ Edward Grey 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon,
228:The computer is a mind machine. It doesn't have its own psychology, but in a way it presents itself as though it does. ~ Sherry Turkle,
229:The problem was not a lack of diligence or motivation, but a system insensitive to the limitations of human psychology. ~ Matthew Syed,
230:Today the function of psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis threatens to become the tool in the manipulation of man. ~ Erich Fromm,
231:"Every individual psychology must have its own text-book, for the universal text-book only contains collective psychology." ~ Carl Jung,
232:People can cry much easier than they can change, a rule of psychology people like me picked up as kids on the street. ~ James A Baldwin,
233:I am not one to rely upon the expert procedure. It is the psychology I seek, not the fingerprint or the cigarette ash. ~ Agatha Christie,
234:language and its components are human behaviour guided by individual psychology and culture, dark matter of the mind. ~ Daniel L Everett,
235:Parapsychology seems to be growing further away from the progress and excitement of the rest of consciousness studies. ~ Susan Blackmore,
236:Popular psychology is a mass of cant, of slush and of superstition worthy of the most flourishing days of the medicine man. ~ John Dewey,
237:The idea that you can ask one question and it makes the point - well, that wasn't how psychology was done at the time. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
238:In my psychology class, I learned that bettors are more confident about the horses they pick after they place their bets. ~ Will McIntosh,
239:In school, I studied psychology, linguistics, neuroscience. I understand that there is a real lack of respect for the brain. ~ Aloe Blacc,
240:Perhaps our teachings seem less religious and more technical, like psychology, so they are easier for secular people to use. ~ Dalai Lama,
241:Progress in social psychology is necessary to counteract the dangers which arise from the progress in physics and medicine. ~ Erich Fromm,
242:Ah! The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women...merely adored. ~ Oscar Wilde,
243:Because of a ubiquitous feature of human psychology, very little in life turns out quite as good as we expect it will be. ~ Barry Schwartz,
244:Everyone’s always on the hunt for a mirror. It’s basic psychology. You want to see yourself reflected in others. ~ Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney,
245:If you cut a thing up, of course it will smell. Hence, nothing raises such an infernal stink at last, as human psychology. ~ D H Lawrence,
246:In displaying the psychology of your characters, minute particulars are essential. God save us from vague generalizations! ~ Anton Chekhov,
247:Keep Darwinian thinking out of cosmology, out of psychology, out of human culture, out of ethics, politics, and religion! ~ Daniel Dennett,
248:Psychology describes. The Bible prescribes. 'Turn from evil. Let that be the medicine to keep you in health.' Pr 3:7,8. ~ Elisabeth Elliot,
249:Would there be any truth in saying that psychology was created by the sophists to sow distrust between man and his world? ~ Rudolf Arnheim,
250:According to Buddhist psychology, most of our troubles stem from attachment to things that we mistakenly see as permanent. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
251:I read as many books about the psychology of a psychopath as I could and I researched what exactly happens to soldiers. ~ Patrick Heusinger,
252:I always thought that if I got no love at all early in my standup career, or I was god awful, I thought I'd get into psychology. ~ Dane Cook,
253:I see psychoanalysis, art and biology ultimately coming together, just like cognitive psychology and neuroscience have merged. ~ Eric Kandel,
254:Maurice Sendak is the daddy of them all when it comes to picture books - the words, the rhythm, the psychology, the design. ~ Anthony Browne,
255:your psychology has evolved to solve social problems such as detecting cheaters—but not to be smart and logical in general. ~ David Eagleman,
256:Experimental psychology itself has, it is true, now and again suffered relapse into a metaphysical treatment of its problems. ~ Wilhelm Wundt,
257:Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men. ~ Karen Horney,
258:Eddie has long joked that the two most useful backgrounds for a real estate broker are psychology and elementary education. ~ Elin Hilderbrand,
259:There can be no spirituality, according to the Sufi masters, without psychology, psychological insight and sociological balance. ~ Idries Shah,
260:As Michael (Chekhov)'s pupil, I learned more about acting. I learned psychology, history, and the good manners of art - taste. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
261:I don't fit into the bad side of American psychology. The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow,
262:The best wrestlers, whether its a Hulk Hogan or a Rey Mysterio, are the ones who have psychology and can understand this business. ~ Hulk Hogan,
263:The study of crippled, stunted, immature, and unhealthy specimens can yield only a cripple psychology and a cripple philosophy ~ Abraham Maslow,
264:A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him. —William James, The Principles of Psychology ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
265:Breathless and unharmed, we emerge from the mazes of metaphysics and psychology where man and the soul are playing hide-and-seek. ~ Ameen Rihani,
266:It’s one of the maddening perversities of human psychology that we only notice we’re alive when we’re reminded we’re going to die, ~ Tim Kreider,
267:We have been stuffed full of praise for mediocrity and had our foibles diagnosed away with hyphenated jargon and pop psychology. ~ Kevin DeYoung,
268:I'm afraid the parenting advice to come out of developmental psychology is very boring: pay attention to your kids and love them. ~ Alison Gopnik,
269:Magick, in it's own way, is a science of psychology because it uses the power of the mind to bring forth change in one's life. ~ Silver RavenWolf,
270:The concept of safety can be really useful only if it is based on something more tangible than the psychology of the purchaser. ~ Benjamin Graham,
271:bureaucracy was very rarely an obstruction, provided that one applied to it the insights of ordinary, everyday psychology ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
272:My degree was in Depth Psychology and Religion, so I can really speak directly about pop American psychology masquerading as Yoga. ~ Gary Kraftsow,
273:Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life. ~ Samuel Alexander,
274:The mysteries of psychology pale in comparison, just as evolution strikes me as infinitely more spiritually profound than Genesis. ~ Maggie Nelson,
275:As an advice columnist, I spend a lot of time reading through psychology journals to ensure that I give the most up-to-date advice. ~ Amy Dickinson,
276:In crowds it is stupidity and not mother-wit that is accumulated,” Gustave Le Bon noted in his 1895 classic on crowd psychology. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
277:William James defined psychology as the science of mental life, but it could equally be defined as the science of human nature. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
278:Do not expose yourself too much with the negative messages of the news media. Keep yourself informed but don't cultivate fear psychology. ~ Amit Ray,
279:I don't think there's a specific science you can put on dream psychology. I think that it's up to the, obviously, the individual. ~ Leonardo DiCaprio,
280:It is now a documented principle of psychology that human beings subconsciously move in the direction of their most dominant thought. ~ Napoleon Hill,
281:It was a culture that business is something bad - it was a leftist-oriented psychology. We have to break this. We are pro-business. ~ Antonis Samaras,
282:I was a psychology major. I think that definitely helps in general life; I enjoy trying to figure out why people are the way they are. ~ Bailey Chase,
283:None of us who has gone through sea-changes (via depth psychology) has ever volunteered. We were dragged there, kicking and screaming. ~ James Hollis,
284:Power… transforms individual psychology such that the powerful think and act in ways that lead to the retention and acquisition of power, ~ Amy Cuddy,
285:Psychology: (103.) Unk, the big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
286:The only way to create change in anyone`s psychology or belief system is to show them the consequences of their actions - or inaction. ~ Tony Robbins,
287:You’ll ask: how can people understand one another without talking? Well that shows that you really know psychology. But not people! ~ Sholom Aleichem,
288:All interpretation, all psychology, all attempts to make things comprehensible, require the medium of theories, mythologies, and lies. ~ Hermann Hesse,
289:Most people regarded Psychology as a science. Some called it a soft science, but those making such a distinction grew fewer by the year. ~ Dean Koontz,
290:Also due to a good diet, smarter psychology, and DDP Yoga, my body felt great and I had one of my best career runs in the ring as well. ~ Chris Jericho,
291:Critical to any practice of sacred psychology is training in multiple imageries to facilitate the inner realism of journeys of the soul. ~ Jean Houston,
292:I think any role you need to play not so much transforms but I like to think of it as understanding the psychology of another character. ~ Hugo Weaving,
293:People forget that Mozart wrote for commissions. There's a thing in psychology where they think if it's popular, it can't be serious. ~ Anthony Hopkins,
294:50 Self-Help Classics and 50 Spiritual Classics, which explore books on the more transformational and spiritual sides of psychology. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,
295:Psychology is a soft weapon but you can take out
more enemy battalions with leaflets and radio broadcasts than with high explosives. ~ Nelson DeMille,
296:Psychology was going to be my minor in college. I've always been really interested in the human mind, which is probably why I'm an actor. ~ Crystal Reed,
297:Science and psychology have isolated the one prime cause for success or failure in life. It is the hidden self-image you have of yourself. ~ Bob Proctor,
298:I learned much more about acting from philosophy courses, psychology courses, history and anthropology than I ever learned in acting class. ~ Tim Robbins,
299:Neither our psychology nor that of the unbelievers can impart life to them. Unless the Holy Spirit Himself performs the work, all is vain. ~ Watchman Nee,
300:many space psychology experiments these days focus on ways to detect stress or depression in a person who doesn’t intend to tell you about it. ~ Mary Roach,
301:The better you learn the psychology and habits of your social media consumers, the better you can tell the right story at the right time. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
302:Apparently there’s a right and wrong answer in chemistry, whereas in psychology, you can say whatever you want as long as you write five pages, ~ Lisa Rogak,
303:I don't want to think of life after competing. But if I were to do anything else I'd go down the psychology route. That's what interests me. ~ Jessica Ennis,
304:One thing on psychology, which we've always known, is that every investor says they're long-term - and they are until the market takes a hit. ~ Steve Forbes,
305:People it seems, are busy leading their lives into the future, whereas psychology, for the most part, is busy tracing them into the past. ~ Gordon W Allport,
306:Social psychology has, as a rule, dealt with various phases of social experience from the psychological standpoint of individual experience. ~ George H Mead,
307:The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology. ~ James Mark Baldwin,
308:Equity feminism is a moral doctrine about equal treatment that makes no commitments regarding open empirical issues in psychology or biology. ~ Steven Pinker,
309:I love people, watching people interact. It's a lot of psychology. We learn about ourselves by watching other people's lives on the screen. ~ Tatiana Maslany,
310:Our whole practical government is grounded in mob psychology and the Boobus Americanus will follow any command that promises to make him safer. ~ H L Mencken,
311:You’re wasting your time,” he said. “You don’t learn how to discover things by reading books on it. And psychology is a bunch of bullshit. ~ Leonard Mlodinow,
312:A Separation Cosmology produces a Separation Psychology, a psychological viewpoint that says that I am over here and you are over there. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
313:Buddhist psychology did not differentiate cognitive from emotional states in the way Western thought differentiated the passions from reason. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
314:First I went to C.W. Post and I was a psychology and theater major and then I transferred to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts as a drama major. ~ John Leguizamo,
315:It doesn’t matter if you understand psychology or not; when you love a man, you expect him to get better or change. Even if you know he never will ~ V F Mason,
316:I used to teach psychology, and I don't do that anymore. I teach spirituality. And the way that I teach now is just by listening. I listen a lot. ~ Wayne Dyer,
317:I would say both Western psychology and Eastern paths would recognize that we get caught up in feeling like a separate self and an unworthy self. ~ Tara Brach,
318:the majority of brands and businesses still haven’t realized the unprecedented insight Facebook gives us into people’s lives and psychology, ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
319:Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology. ~ Edward Thorndike,
320:Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. To know oneself, one should assert oneself. ~ Albert Camus,
321:The separation of psychology from the premises of biology is purely artificial, because the human psyche lives in indissoluble union with the body. ~ Carl Jung,
322:I believe that people want to be free. And that we face an enemy that murders innocent people to try to shake our psychology to get us to leave. ~ George W Bush,
323:Something that always fascinated me was the psychology and the psychology differences between men and women and how we relate to one another. ~ Karrine Steffans,
324:Speaker says psychology has commandeered "everything hard" and partitioned it from Scripture with the assumption that its causes are biological ~ Edward T Welch,
325:Story is far older than the art of science and psychology, and will always be the elder in the equation no matter how much time passes. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes,
326:The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the totality of creative energy. This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology. ~ Stanislav Grof,
327:What do people have against convicts? Is living together in the pen of freedom, where young people engage in mutual psychology, any more beautiful? ~ Karl Kraus,
328:Accident: The Crash of Avianca Flight 052,” International Journal of Aviation Psychology 4, no. 3 (1994): 265–284. The linguistic indirectness ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
329:As Carl Rogers, one of the founders of humanistic psychology, once noted: “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change. ~ William Ury,
330:I can see patterns. I see the gestalt, the melody within the notes, in everything: mathematics and science, art and music, psychology and sociology. ~ Ted Chiang,
331:I have quite a bit of sympathy for the idea that psychology and cognitive science have much to offer philosophy, and that the reverse is true as well. ~ L A Paul,
332:Psychology and acting are very closely linked. It's just about studying people and how they work. It can be an incredible discipline and exercise. ~ Claire Danes,
333:The test of learning psychology is whether your understanding of situations you encounter has changed, not whether you have learned a new fact. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
334:The study of human psychology usually relies on the use of questionnaires, which are heavy on self-reported feelings and light on actual behavior. ~ Frans de Waal,
335:But even those who reject all religions cannot shake the basic religious psychology of figure 11.2: doing linked to believing linked to belonging. ~ Jonathan Haidt,
336:But having a really good understanding of history, literature, psychology, sciences - is very, very important to actually being able to make movies. ~ George Lucas,
337:By combining elements such as hypnosis, magic, neurolinguistic programming and psychology, I can make it appear that I can hack into people's brains. ~ Keith Barry,
338:Many books in popular psychology are a melange of the author's comments, a dollop of research, and stupefyingly dull transcriptions from interviews. ~ Carol Tavris,
339:Psychology means parsley. It looks pretty, smells nice, and, if you put in into a stew, it’s tasty. But go chew parsley raw! Not interested, huh? ~ Sholom Aleichem,
340:The question of manuscript changes is very important for literary criticism, the psychology of creation and other aspects of the study of literature. ~ Umberto Eco,
341:The younger generation is vibrant with a new psychology; the new spirit is awake in the masses . . . Each generation . . . will have its creed. ~ Alain LeRoy Locke,
342:Human nature is perpetual. In most respects it is the same today as in the time of Caesar. So the principles of psychology are fixed and enduring ~ Claude C Hopkins,
343:Human nature, though being the product of historical evolution, has certain inherent mechanisms and laws, to discover which is the task of psychology. ~ Erich Fromm,
344:I'm trying to broaden the scope of positive psychology well beyond the smiley face. Happiness is just one-fifth of what human beings choose to do. ~ Martin Seligman,
345:You see, you’ve asked why and you’re willing to listen to me. That shows true psychology! But the main thing is not to interrupt me with questions ~ Sholom Aleichem,
346:There is an increasingly pervasive sense that one age is over and a new one is beginning - in business, in politics, in science, in psychology. ~ Marianne Williamson,
347:the surface. To begin to approach that goal, we need a new psychology that can help us get closer to each other than most of us are able to do now. ~ William Glasser,
348:The weakling and the neurotic attached to his neurosis are not anxious to turn such a powerful searchlight upon the dark corners of their psychology. ~ Sigmund Freud,
349:Yes, one day perhaps the leading intellects of Russia and of Europe will study the psychology of Russian crime, for the subject is worth it. But ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
350:Genuine self-acceptance is not derived from the power of positive thinking, mind games or pop psychology. IT IS AN ACT OF FAITH in the God of grace. ~ Brennan Manning,
351:Interestingly, human irrationality is a hot topic in economics at the moment. Behavioural economics it's called, on the cusp of economics and psychology. ~ Evan Davis,
352:One might say that depression is nature’s way, God’s way, and our own psychology’s way of saying to us that the way we look at our life is not okay. ~ David R Hawkins,
353:Your kind of politics is dead. They are dead because any tinhorn with a loud mouth and a brassy front could gain power by appeal to mob psychology. ~ Clifford D Simak,
354:Nandy embraces the cultural indices of a subjectivity which is not governed by the rationalist psychology and reality-orientation of a contested modernity. ~ Anonymous,
355:people had the mistaken idea that Poe wrote fantastic stories about the supernatural, when in fact he wrote realistic stories about abnormal psychology. ~ Stephen King,
356:Psychology as a science has its limitations, and, as the logical consequence of theology is mysticism, so the ultimate consequence of psychology is love. ~ Erich Fromm,
357:Psychology cannot tell people how they ought to live their lives. It can however, provide them with the means for effecting personal and social change. ~ Albert Bandura,
358:Studying psychology is fun because you're always looking for the same things I think a writer should be looking for, which is the story behind the story. ~ Chris Cleave,
359:What new psychology suggests, it's the factor that is top of consciousness at the moment before you make that economic decision that will win the day. ~ Robert Cialdini,
360:Whether science-and indeed civilization in general-can long survive depends upon psychology, that is to say, it depends upon what human beings desire. ~ Bertrand Russell,
361:As is so often the case, the supposedly insignificant understood the psychology of the strong, while the strong didn't have a clue about the other. ~ Jacqueline Novogratz,
362:Dreams are an insight into our psychology: they are what we are, but stripped of the conventions and norms of psychology, and the rules of the physical world… ~ Belsebuub,
363:Mere knowledge of human psychology would in itself infallibly make us despondent if we were not cheered and kept alert by the satisfaction of expressing it. ~ Thomas Mann,
364:Social psychology has found the more you reward people for doing something, the more they tend to lose interest in whatever they had to do to get the reward. ~ Alfie Kohn,
365:The attitude of physiological psychology to sensations and feelings, considered as psychical elements, is, naturally, the attitude of psychology at large. ~ Wilhelm Wundt,
366:Though I never shout at Labour Members or insult them, I can never understand the psychology of some of our men who endeavoured to reason with them. ~ Neville Chamberlain,
367:We rounded the corner to the door of the building, and I came to a dead stop. Lounging on a bench beside the main entry to the Psychology building was Holden. ~ Ivy Layne,
368:I learned more about psychology in the five hours after taking these mushrooms than in the preceding 15 years of studying and doing research in psychology. ~ Timothy Leary,
369:I'd say I dream in Esperanto. Sometimes I remember some dreams in another language, but dreaming in languages no, but figures yes, my psychology is this way. ~ Pope Francis,
370:Investing is an activity of forecasting the yield over the life of the asset; speculation is the activity of forecasting the psychology of the market. ~ John Maynard Keynes,
371:"Medical psychology, growing as it did out of professional practice, insists on the personal nature of the psyche. By this I mean the views of Freud and Adler." ~ Carl Jung,
372:Soul Psychology is not just a psychological model, but an energetic reality." -Penczak in Temple of The Crown: Union With Spirit (Living Temple Vol 1) ~ Christopher Penczak,
373:What we call 'normal' in psychology is really a psychopathology of the average, so undramatic and so widely spread that we don't even notice it ordinarily. ~ Abraham Maslow,
374:A sociocultural environment is not some cunningly contrived thing only exists in social psychology labs. Don't look now, but you're in one right this moment. ~ Cordelia Fine,
375:Food is so fundamental, more so than sexuality, aggression, or learning, that it is astounding to realize the neglect of food and eating in depth psychology. ~ James Hillman,
376:Hence one could say cum grano salis that history could be constructed just as easily from one’s own unconscious as from the actual texts. ~ Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy,
377:One of the most troubling findings in all of psychology has to be the fact that narcissists and psychopaths often make really good first impressions. ~ Heidi Grant Halvorson,
378:There is a concept in cognitive psychology called the channel capacity, which refers to the amount of space in our brain for certain kinds of information. ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
379:The specific areas of science that I have explored most over the years are subatomic physics, cosmology, and biology, including neuroscience and psychology. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
380:This ubiquitous feature of human psychology is a process known as adaptation. Simply put, we get used to things, and then we start to take them for granted. ~ Barry Schwartz,
381:For the first time in human history the psychology that is a prerequisite for intimacy has become the psychology that is a prerequisite for species survival. ~ Warren Farrell,
382:From the viewpoint of analytic psychology, the theatre, aside from any aesthetic value, may be considered as an institution for the treatment of the mass complex. ~ Carl Jung,
383:"Investigation of the psychology of the unconscious con- fronted me with facts which required the formulation of new concepts. One of these concepts is the self." ~ Carl Jung,
384:It is easier to study the 'behavior' of rats than people, because rats are smaller and have fewer outside commitments. So modern psychology is mostly about rats ~ Celia Green,
385:But none of those deductions were methodical, Watson. That was all psychology. I loathe psychology.” “It’s okay,” I told her. “I hate losing at games, too. ~ Brittany Cavallaro,
386:Education by choice, with its marvelous motivating psychology of desire for truth, will make life ever cleaner and happier, more rhythmical and artistic. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
387:For those still stuck in the trap of scientific skepticism, I recommend the book Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, published in 2007. ~ Eben Alexander,
388:If you want to understand entrepreneurs, you have to study the psychology of the juvenile delinquent. They don't have the same anxiety triggers that we have. ~ Abraham Zaleznik,
389:I mean that I think I find the psychology of people more interesting than politics. I think the psychology of politics is more interesting than straight politics. ~ Joan Cusack,
390:Mom, Dad, Baby, they were three advanced people with three advanced degrees in psychology—they thought more before nine A.M. than most people thought all month. ~ Gillian Flynn,
391:Social psychology is especially interested in the effect which the social group has in the determination of the experience and conduct of the individual member. ~ George H Mead,
392:The results of ethnic psychology constitute, at the same time, our chief source of information regarding the general psychology of the complex mental processes. ~ Wilhelm Wundt,
393:Physics investigates the essential nature of the world, and biology describes a local bump. Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump. ~ Willard Van Orman Quine,
394:I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be. ~ Rainer Werner Fassbinder,
395:I’m a psychology major for crying out loud!  I should be able to spot when someone can’t handle reality when I see it.  I can’t do this anymore.  Goodbye, Jessica. ~ Keary Taylor,
396:Jung and Pauli were ultimately brought to the archetypal hypothesis as the result of perceiving parallel developments in depth psychology and quantum physics. ~ Vasile V. Morariu,
397:The ubiquitous feature of human psychology is a process known as adaptation. Simply put, we used get to things and then we start to take them for granted. ~ Barry Schwartz,
398:We're not excusing the ones who are mean, but I want girls to understand the psychology. It's not in everyone. But the bully needs to put this pain somewhere. ~ Elizabeth Berkley,
399:Jim Thompson understood something about the serial killer before the psychology caught up to it, which is that they are detached to it and they do want to get caught. ~ Val Kilmer,
400:Negotiation, Information Technology, and the Problem of the Faceless Other,” in Leigh L. Thompson, editor, Negotiation Theory and Research (Psychology Press, 2006). ~ Roger Fisher,
401:Psychobabble attempts to redefine the entire English language just to make a correct statement incorrect. Psychology is the study of why someone would try to do this. ~ Criss Jami,
402:What we have come to, through a combination of popular psychology and expanding technology, is a presumption that all our thoughts and feelings are worth uttering. ~ Judith Martin,
403:Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals choose the way they think. ~ Martin Seligman,
404:One cannot be interested in crime without being interested in psychology. It is not the mere act of killing, it is what lies behind it that appeals to the expert. ~ Agatha Christie,
405:Physiological psychology, on the other hand, is competent to investigate the relations that hold between the processes of the physical and those of the mental life. ~ Wilhelm Wundt,
406:Recent research in social psychology has shown that happy people are not people who have more; rather, they are people who are happy with what they already have. ~ Daniel J Levitin,
407:There's something in psychology called the narrative paradigm, which essentially means that we think of our lives as stories in which we are the main characters. ~ Aleksandar Hemon,
408:At last, psychology gets serious about glee, fun, and happiness. Martin Seligman has given us a gift-a practical map for the perennial quest for a flourishing life. ~ Daniel Goleman,
409:The restriction of studies of human intellect and character to studies of conscious states was not without influence on a scientific studies of animal psychology. ~ Edward Thorndike,
410:Zik spits into the dirt in from of home plate, his own little ritual. He digs in and grits his teeth, snarling at the Heat. Psychology. Baseball's all about psychology. ~ Barry Lyga,
411:At the level of ego-psychology', wrote Mowrer in his survey on 'Motivation' in the Annual Review for 1952, 'there may be said to be only one master motive: anxiety. ~ Arthur Koestler,
412:I like purple too. I looked up color psychology before doing any house painting, because I was curious what the colors I like mean. And purple is very royal and creative. ~ Paul Dano,
413:There is nothing more absurd, as I view it, than that conventional association of the homely and the wholesome which seems to pervade the psychology of the multitude. ~ H P Lovecraft,
414:There's definitely a psychology to making you feel important and like you're part of the game. It's a very special quality, especially with a first-time director. ~ Jennifer Coolidge,
415:I learned everything I know about the world from watching TV. There’s a whole lot of psychology in there if you’re paying attention, and I was a captive audience. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
416:Physiology and psychology cover, between them, the field of vital phenomena; they deal with the facts of life at large, and in particular with the facts of human life. ~ Wilhelm Wundt,
417:What could possibly persuade a Christian to look to psychology, invented by anti-Christians and only lately come upon the scene, for help in living a life pleasing to God? ~ Dave Hunt,
418:When one denies the supernatural it is unwise to hold forth on matters that have no meaning without it or to busy oneself with the psychology of those who accept it. ~ Frithjof Schuon,
419:I had almost no background for the work in computer science, artificial intelligence, and cognitive psychology...Interdisciplinary adventure is easiest in new fields. ~ Herbert A Simon,
420:I have discovered the value of psychology and psychiatry, that their teachings can undo knots in us and permit life to flow again and aid us in becoming more truly human. ~ Jean Vanier,
421:It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau,
422:Sociopaths, psychopaths, serial killers. Who sees our side of things, truly? Criminal psychology teaches you how to catch them. It doesn't teach you to truly understand them ~ V F Mason,
423:The process of acting is no different [playing human or ape]. You're embodying the character. You're creating the psychology and the physicality. You're living the moment. ~ Andy Serkis,
424:Astrology is assured of recognition from psychology, without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity. ~ Carl Jung,
425:I just love learning about the way people used to live their lives, and I think what also ties into that is psychology, because I like knowing why people do certain things. ~ Molly Quinn,
426:In addition to the arts and poetry, we might say that depth psychology devotes itself to tracking the gods in a godless time. This is a thankless task, but a necessary one. ~ David Tacey,
427:It is quite possible--overwhelmingly probable, one might guess--that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology ~ Noam Chomsky,
428:Seduction is a game of psychology, not beauty, and it is within the grasp of any person to become a master at the game. All that is required is that you look at the world ~ Robert Greene,
429:The professor said people had the mistaken idea that Poe wrote fantastic stories about the supernatural, when in fact he wrote realistic stories about abnormal psychology. ~ Stephen King,
430:Design, to me, is part psychology, part sociology, and part magic. A good decorator should know what's going on in someone's marriage and how their kids are doing in school. ~ Nate Berkus,
431:If I hadn't been an actress, I was thinking seriously about going into psychology. It's just really what I'm interested in: the human psyche and how we process information. ~ Claire Danes,
432:The other thing [my psychology professor] said to me was that I was always very mindful of the person who was away from the group, that I was always trying to bring them in. ~ Paul Beatty,
433:If men were the automatons that behaviorists claim they are, the behaviorist psychologists could not have invented the amazing nonsense called 'behaviorist psychology.' ~ Robert A Heinlein,
434:I maintain that to-day many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practise the dull craft of experimental psychology. ~ Oswald Spengler,
435:it doesn’t take a psychology degree to see how much you needed the Domination, the control stripped away, the light shone right in your eyes, blinding you as it exposed you. ~ Kendall Grey,
436:...we live in a system, an ideology, and probably a wounded psychology that allow full feeling only sporadically. The system numbs us; it also depends on our numbness. ~ Charles Eisenstein,
437:All good storytellers study psychology ... Novelists, filmmakers, even actors. You have to know the rules of human behavior before you can make your characters break them. ~ Katharine McGee,
438:I study English literature but my friends are doing psychology and things like that. No one cares about acting there. It's not competitive and it's a nice environment for me. ~ Yasmin Paige,
439:Marx's father became a Christian when Marx was a little boy, and some, at least, of the dogmas he must have then accepted seem to have born fruit in his son's psychology. ~ Bertrand Russell,
440:The philosophical I is not the man, not the human body or the human soul of which psychology treats, but the metaphysical subject, the limit - not a part of the world. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
441:I never thought I would write an autobiography, probably because my first novel, Go Now, is really all drawn from my life, even though it's more about the psychology going on. ~ Richard Hell,
442:I think investment psychology is by far the more important element, followed by risk control, with the least important consideration being the question of where you buy and sell. ~ Tom Basso,
443:It is also a terrible trait of men that they should be incapable of understanding the forces of the universe intuitively, otherwise than in terms of a psychology of wrath. ~ Gaston Bachelard,
444:Psychology is still trying to explain the perception of the position of an object in space, along with its shape, size, and so on, and to understand the sensations of color. ~ James J Gibson,
445:Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality. ~ Maxwell Maltz,
446:Such labor follows in the steps of Freud, who has become the Ptolemy of psychology, for now, with him, anyone can explain human phenomena, raising epicycles upon epicycles... ~ Stanis aw Lem,
447:We now know from decades of research in both psychology and neuroscience that the state of mental strain that accompanies deep work is also necessary to improve your abilities. ~ Cal Newport,
448:I got a bit obsessed with the whole English language and was writing journals and poetry. I've always been intrigued about psychology and philosophy and how people's minds work. ~ Lara Pulver,
449:It isn't the American white man who is a racist, but it's the American political, economic and social atmosphere that automatically nourishes a racist psychology in the white man. ~ Malcolm X,
450:On the other hand, ethnic psychology must always come to the assistance of individual psychology, when the developmental forms of the complex mental processes are in question. ~ Wilhelm Wundt,
451:The persistent failures of controlled, double-blind experiments to support the claims of parapsychology suggest that what's going on is nonsense rather than sixth sense. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
452:While I'm not an expect in psychology, I'm of the opinion that anyone - even strangers - can sense the urgency of a request, and most people will usually do the right thing. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
453:Neither woman nor man lives by work, or love, alone ... The human self defines itself and grows through love and work: All psychology before and after Freud boils down to that. ~ Betty Friedan,
454:Psychology, so dedicated to awakening human consciousness, needs to wake itself up to one of the most ancient human truths: we cannot be studied or cured apart from the planet. ~ James Hillman,
455:A free throw seems boring but then when you sort of dig into what's going on and the history and psychology and the social anthropology around the free throw - it's interesting. ~ Alex Blumberg,
456:It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality. ~ Christian Lous Lange,
457:You speak to me, in your own fashion, of a strange psychology which is able to reconcile the wonders of a master craftsmanship with aberrations due to unfathomable stupidity. ~ Jean Henri Fabre,
458:Bashful=Spanish, Miss Gardenia
Doc=Psychology, Mr. Wang
Happy=Chemistry 2, Mr. Durbin
Dopey=English Lit., Mr. Purcell
Dippy=Math, Mrs. Craig
Dumbass=PE, Coach Crater ~ Lisa McMann,
459:People used to trust their doctor. They went to an expert. Now people have new ideas and are thinking for themselves. That's a very important change in our collective psychology. ~ James Hillman,
460:The systematic study of mass psychology revealed to students the potentialities of invisible government of society by manipulation of the motives which actuate man in the group. ~ Edward Bernays,
461:UCLA psychology professor emeritus Albert Mehrabian discovered that face-to-face communication can be broken down into three components: words, tone of voice, and body language. ~ John C Maxwell,
462:Everyone who has any familiarity with psychology knows about the danger of disowning the murderer within. Far fewer people understand the tragedy of disowning the hero within. ~ Nathaniel Branden,
463:Let us not have a computer psychology that makes us think we know it all. All answers on computers - but no surprises. The challenge of love. God reveals himself through surprises. ~ Pope Francis,
464:The lived experiences which could not find adequate scientific expression in the substance doctrine of rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods. ~ Wilhelm Dilthey,
465:You know how it is when you go to be the subject of a psychology experiment and nobody else shows up and you think maybe that's part of the experiment? I'm like that all the time. ~ Steven Wright,
466:A more normal, mature way to think about it [my work] would be, Oh, I work on multiple projects at once and they overlap, but the actual psychology of it is a lot more self-abusing. ~ Miranda July,
467:Logical positivists have never taken psychology into account in their epistemology, but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical beings are nothing but linguistic structures. ~ Jean Piaget,
468:More may have been learned about the brain and the mind in the 1990s - the so-called decade of the brain - than during the entire previous history of psychology and neuroscience. ~ Antonio Damasio,
469:In displaying the psychology of your characters, minute particulars are essential. God save us from vague generalizations!"

(Letter to Alexander Chekhov, May 10, 1886) ~ Anton Chekhov,
470:My sister tested my IQ when she was getting her master’s degree in school psychology and I tested as a genius in half the categories and nearly cognitively impaired in the other half. ~ Amy Schumer,
471:The aim of Positive Psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life. ~ Martin Seligman,
472:"The feeling-value is a very important criterion which psychology cannot do without, because it determines in large measure the role which the content will play in the psychic economy." ~ Carl Jung,
473:We have lost the art of living, and in the most important science of all, the science of daily life, the science of behavior, we are complete ignoramuses. We have psychology instead. ~ D H Lawrence,
474:Beginners focus on analysis, but professionals operate in a three dimensional space. They are aware of trading psychology their own feelings and the mass psychology of the markets. ~ Alexander Elder,
475:Psychology is sometimes called a new science. This is quite wrong. Psychology is, perhaps, the oldest science, and, unfortunately, in its most essential features a forgotten science. ~ P D Ouspensky,
476:See, Berkeley has always drawn the nuts and flakes of the academic world. That's what happens when you have a university that offers degrees in both computer science and parapsychology. ~ Mira Grant,
477:Every mind has another vision of reality. There is not a common reality. Every person thinks he is like the others, but every person is different, living in his own psychology. ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky,
478:Italy was a surprise in my life. I went there just to make money and then go back to Israel and study psychology. The arts wasn't something I grew up with or thought I could be part of. ~ Moran Atias,
479:Morality is not just any old topic in psychology but close to our conception of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings. ~ Steven Pinker,
480:Psychology teaches us at every step that though two types of activity can have the same external manifestation, whether in origin or essence, their nature may differ most profoundly. ~ Lev S Vygotsky,
481:Beneath the sophistication of Buddhist psychology lies the simplicity of compassion. We can touch into this compassion whenever the mind is quiet, whenever we allow the heart to open. ~ Jack Kornfield,
482:Fear has disappeared. No more fear. In Asia, it is different. They've discovered again the fear and the psychology of the characters. Without psychology, the horror film doesn't exist. ~ Dario Argento,
483:In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary. ~ Harold Bloom,
484:I was a physical education major with a child psychology minor at Temple, which means if you ask me a question about a child's behavior, I will advise you to tell the child to take a lap. ~ Bill Cosby,
485:The study of human psychology usually relies on the use of questionnaires, which are heavy on self-reported feelings and light on actual behavior. But I favor the reverse. We need more ~ Frans de Waal,
486:Before you can do anything at all psychological, you must dissolve the initial mindset with which you approach a problem. Problems themselves are fixed positions. ~ James Hillman, Alchemical Psychology,
487:In practice, socialism didnt work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy. ~ David Horowitz,
488:People who care about justice are swayed more by reason than emotion, according to new brain scan research from the Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience. ~ Anonymous,
489:In psychology, this idea is known as fluency: when a piece of information is consumed fluently, it neatly slides into our patterns of expectation, filling us with satisfaction and confidence. ~ Anonymous,
490:Such tendencies form an ever-present "shadow" to our conscious mind. This is why well-meaning people are understandably afraid of the unconscious, and incidentally of psychology. P. 83 ~ Carl Gustav Jung,
491:Good photographs aren't just complex. They are enigmatic. Images are beguiling. And the way they play into our psychology, into our visual cortex, is something we still don't understand. ~ Stuart Franklin,
492:In psychology (okay, Twilight) they teach you about the notion of imprinting, and I think it applies here. I reverse-imprinted with athleticism. Ours is the great non-love story of my life. ~ Mindy Kaling,
493:I was now at a university in New York, a professor of existential psychology with the not inconsiderable thesis that magic, dread, and the perception of death were the roots of motivation. ~ Norman Mailer,
494:people who grow up in Western, educated, industrial, rich, and democratic (WEIRD) societies are statistical outliers on many psychological measures, including measures of moral psychology ~ Jonathan Haidt,
495:"The fact that we have only recently discovered psychology shows plainly enough that it has taken us all this time to make a clear distinction between ourselves and the contents of our minds.” ~ Carl Jung,
496:The Russian leaders are keen judges of human psychology, and as such they are highly conscious that loss of temper and of self-control is never a source of strength in political affairs. ~ George F Kennan,
497:When it's only clothes, that is not satisfying enough for me. I don't think I could do this for 10, 20 years if that was all. It also has to be about a psychology or a mentality or a concept. ~ Raf Simons,
498:Anyway, there is a lot of really interesting work going on in the neuroscience and psychology of consciousness, and I would love to see philosophers become more closely involved with this. ~ David Chalmers,
499:Child psychology and animal psychology are of relatively slight importance, as compared with the sciences which deal with the corresponding physiological problems of ontogeny and phylogeny. ~ Wilhelm Wundt,
500:Emerging in the 1960s, cognitive psychology used the same rigorous scientific approach as behaviorism but returned to the question of how behavior is actually generated inside the head. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   16 Philosophy
   15 Yoga
   14 Occultism
   8 Integral Yoga
   2 Hinduism
   1 Christianity

   22 Sri Aurobindo
   12 Carl Jung
   12 Aleister Crowley
   10 Swami Krishnananda
   7 Satprem
   7 Friedrich Nietzsche
   6 The Mother
   6 Aldous Huxley
   5 Swami Vivekananda
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Patanjali

   16 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   12 Aion
   10 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   8 Magick Without Tears
   7 Twilight of the Idols
   7 The Life Divine
   7 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   7 Liber ABA
   6 The Perennial Philosophy
   6 The Mothers Agenda
   6 Letters On Yoga I
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   5 Essays Divine And Human
   4 The Red Book Liber Novus
   4 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   3 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   3 Talks
   3 Letters On Yoga II
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 Essays On The Gita
   2 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah

0.05_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Systems, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  We see, then, what from the psychological point of view,
  - and Yoga is nothing but practical Psychology, - is the conception of Nature from which we have to start. It is the selffulfilment of the Purusha through his Energy. But the movement of Nature is twofold, higher and lower, or, as we may choose to term it, divine and undivine. The distinction exists indeed for practical purposes only; for there is nothing that is not divine, and in a larger view it is as meaningless, verbally, as the distinction between natural and supernatural, for all things that are are natural. All things are in Nature and all things are in God.

02.06_-_The_Integral_Yoga_and_Other_Yogas, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I have never said that my Yoga was something brand new in all its elements. I have called it the integral Yoga and that means that it takes up the essence and many processes of the old Yogas - its newness is in its aim, standpoint and the totality of its method. In the earlier stages which is all I deal with in books like the Riddle or the Lights1 there is nothing in it that distinguishes it from the old Yogas except the aim underlying its comprehensiveness, the spirit in its movements and the ultimate significance it keeps before it - also the scheme of its Psychology and its working, but as that was not and could not be developed systematically or schematically in these letters, it has not been grasped by those who are not already acquainted with it by mental familiarity or some amount of practice. The detail or method of the later stages of the Yoga which go into little known or untrodden regions, I have not made public and I do not at present intend to do so.

1.007_-_Initial_Steps_in_Yoga_Practice, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  So, we have to chalk out very carefully, as in a spiritual diary, the little mistakes that a person can commit by injudicious thinking, irrational analysis of conditions due to a false view of life, a false judgement of things, and due to a woeful lack of knowledge of human nature and Psychology. These are the difficulties that arise due to ignorance of the true nature of things that drives us into committing small mistakes, which will stand before us like devils one day and prevent us from going further. These mistakes must be avoided, and we have to consider them in some detail.

1.008_-_The_Principle_of_Self-Affirmation, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  These perceptions or we may call them cognitions of the determinate and indeterminate character are designated in the language of Patanjali as vrittis. Sometimes they are equated with what they call kleshas. A klesha is a peculiar term used in yoga Psychology meaning a kind of affliction. Unless we enter into the philosophical background of yoga, it will be difficult to appreciate why a perception is called an affliction. We shall look into the details of this subject as we proceed further why every perception is a kind of affliction upon us, why it is a pain and not something desirable.

1.00b_-_INTRODUCTION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and
  lives and minds; the Psychology that finds in the soul something similar to, or even
  identical with, divine Reality; the ethic that places mans final end in the knowledge

1.00_-_Gospel_Preface, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The reader will find mentioned in this work many visions and experiences that fall outside the ken of physical science and even Psychology. With the development of modern knowledge the border line between the natural and the supernatural is ever shifting its position. Genuine mystical experiences are not as suspect now as they were half a century ago. The words of Sri Ramakrishna have already exerted a tremendous influence in the land of his birth. Savants of Europe have found in his words the ring of universal truth.
  But these words were not the product of intellectual cogitation; they were rooted in direct experience. Hence, to students of religion, Psychology, and physical science, these experiences of the Master are of immense value for the understanding of religious phenomena in general. No doubt Sri Ramakrishna was a Hindu of the Hindus; yet his experiences transcended the limits of the dogmas and creeds of Hinduism. Mystics of religions other than Hinduism will find in Sri Ramakrishna's experiences a corroboration of the experiences of their own prophets and seers. And this is very important today for the resuscitation of religious values. The sceptical reader may pass by the supernatural experiences; he will yet find in the book enough material to provoke his serious thought and solve many of his spiritual problems.

1.00_-_INTRODUCTION, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  devils, men, the earth, not just heaven and whose entire experience leads to a divine rehabilitation of matter. For the last half century,
  Psychology has done nothing but reinstate the demons in man; it is possible, as Andr Malraux believed, that the task of the next half century will be "to reinstate the gods in man," or, rather, as Sri Aurobindo put it, to reinstate the Spirit in man and in matter, and to create "the life divine on earth": The heavens beyond are great and 1

1.00_-_PREFACE, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  perhaps, live better than we do. Indeed, we must first realize that we can do better than our machines, and that the enormous Mechanism that is suffocating us is liable to collapse as quickly as it came into being, provided we are willing to seize on the true power and go down into our own hearts, as methodical, rigorous, and clearheaded explorers.
  Then we may discover that our splendid twentieth century is still the Stone Age of Psychology, that, in spite of all our science, we have not yet entered the true science of living, the real mastery of the world and of ourselves, and that there lie before us horizons of perfection,
  harmony and beauty, compared to which our most superb scientific discoveries are like the roughcasts of an apprentice.

1.00_-_The_way_of_what_is_to_come, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
    15. Using the corrected drafts I Beginning (p. 7). Instead of It Happened2
    16. Jung discussed this vision on several occasions, stressing different details: in his 1925 seminar Analytical Psychology (p. 41f), to Mircea Eliade (see above, p. 201), and in Memories (pp. 199200). Jung was on the way to Schaffhausen, where his mother-in-law lived; her fifty-seventh birthday was on October 17- The journey by train takes about one hour.
    17. The Draft continues: with a friend (whose lack of farsightedness and whose improvidence I had in reality often noted) (p. 8)
  32. The Handwritten Draft has: Dear Friends (p. I). The Draft has Dear Friends! (p. I). In his lecture at the ETH on June 14, 1935, Jung noted: A point exists at about the thirty-fifth year when things begin to change, it is the first moment of the shadow side of life, of the going down to death. It is clear that Dante found this point and those who have read Zarathustra will know that Nietzsche also discovered it. When this turning point comes people meet it in several ways: some turn away from it; others plunge into it; and something important happens to yet others from the outside. If we do not see a thing Fate does it to us (Barbara Hannah, ed., Modern
  Psychology Vol. 1 and 2: Notes on Lectures given at the Eidgenssiche Technische Hochschule,
  Zrich, by Prof Dr. C. G. jung, October 1933- july 1935, 2nd ed. [Zrich: privately printed,
  35. This affirmation occurs a number of times in Jung's later writings see for example, Jane Pratt,
  Notes on a talk given by C. G. Jung: Is analytical Psychology a religion? Springjournal of
  Archetypal Psychology and Jungian Thought (1972), p. 148.
  36. Jung later described his personal transformation at this time as an example of the beginning of the second half of life, which frequently marked a return to the soul, after the goals and ambitions of the first half of life had been achieved (Symbols of Traniformation [1952], CW 5, p. xxvi); see also The turning point of life (1930, CW 8).
  37. Jung is referring here to his earlier work. For example, he had written in 1905, Through the associations experiment we are at least given the means to pave the way for the experimental research of the mysteries of the sick soul (The psychopathological meaning of the associations experiment, CW 2, 897)
  38. In Psychological Types (1921) Jung noted that in Psychology, conceptions are a product of the subjective psychological constellation of the researcher (CW 6, 9). This reflexivity formed an important theme in his later work (see my jung and the Making of Modem Psychology: The
  Dream of a Science, I).

1.010_-_Self-Control_-_The_Alpha_and_Omega_of_Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  This is something which goes deeper than even Psychology, because all knowledge even of the mind, which is what we know as Psychology is gained by an observational technique employed by the mind in an objective manner, as if it is observing somebody else, and the only thing that the mind cannot do is to know itself or to know the conditions of its own functioning. The relationships of the mind and the conditions of knowledge determine the very existence and the character of the mind, and therefore it is that we find ourselves in a helpless condition. The practice of yoga becomes all the more difficult when it deals with conditions prior to our present state of existence, when it deals with causes rather than effects, and especially causes that lie 'behind' us which are precedent to our present physical and social condition.

1.012_-_Sublimation_-_A_Way_to_Reshuffle_Thought, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  What is emotion? Now we come to another subject in Psychology. An emotion is a wave in consciousness. As I mentioned, when it is mild, it is like a small ripple. When it is very strong, it is like a very turbulent wave of the Atlantic which can wash away things - even elephants can be drowned if the wave comes rising up with great power. A wave in consciousness is an emotion. And what is this wave? It is a tendency towards the achievement of an objective. This wave is a frequency, and a frequency of consciousness is the intensity of consciousness. This frequency or intensity of consciousness, which rises as a wave called an emotion, is directed towards an end, just as the waves in an ocean dash against the shore or against another wave. There is a push of the body of water in the ocean in a particular direction; that push is the cause of the wave, whatever be the reason behind the push. Some pressure is felt from inside, due to the wind or some other factor, so the wave is directed in some way. Likewise, the consciousness rises in a tempestuous mood like a wave, and that is an uncontrollable emotion. This tempest can do anything if it is uncontrolled.

1.01_-_MAXIMS_AND_MISSILES, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  Idleness is the parent of all Psychology. What? Is Psychology then

1.01_-_Our_Demand_and_Need_from_the_Gita, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the Gita there is very little that is merely local or temporal and its spirit is so large, profound and universal that even this little can easily be universalised without the sense of the teaching suffering any diminution or violation; rather by giving an ampler scope to it than belonged to the country and epoch, the teaching gains in depth, truth and power. Often indeed the Gita itself suggests the wider scope that can in this way be given to an idea in itself local or limited. Thus it dwells on the ancient Indian system and idea of sacrifice as an interchange between gods and men, - a system and idea which have long been practically obsolete in India itself and are no longer real to the general human mind; but we find here a sense so entirely subtle, figurative and symbolic given to the word "sacrifice" and the conception of the gods is so little local or mythological, so entirely cosmic and philosophical that we can easily accept both as expressive of a practical fact of Psychology and general law of Nature and so apply them to the modern conceptions of interchange between life and life and of ethical sacrifice and self-giving as to widen and deepen these and cast over them a more spiritual aspect and the light of a profounder and more far-reaching Truth. Equally the idea of action according to the Shastra, the fourfold order of society, the allusion to the relative position of the four orders or the comparative spiritual disabilities of Shudras and women seem at first sight local and temporal, and, if they are too much pressed in their literal sense, narrow so much at least of the teaching, deprive it of its universality and spiritual depth and limit its validity for mankind at large. But if we look behind to the spirit and sense and not at the local name and temporal institution, we see that here too the sense is deep and true and the spirit philosophical, spiritual and universal. By Shastra we perceive that the Gita means the law imposed on itself by humanity as a substitute for the purely egoistic action of the natural unregenerate man and a control on his tendency to seek in the satisfaction of his desire the standard and aim of his life. We see too that the fourfold order of society is merely the concrete form of a spiritual truth which is itself independent of the form; it rests on the conception of right works as a rightly ordered

1.01_-_SAMADHI_PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  widely accpeted, while the other part, the Philosophy, or the
  Psychology, which deals with the inner nature of man, is so
  frequently neglected. We must remember the definition of

1.01_-_Soul_and_God, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
  Society on January 31,1913, Jung said: The dream is not only the fulfillment of infantile desires, but also symbolizes the future... The dream provides the answer through the symbol, which one must understand" (MZS, p. 5). On the development of Jung's dream theory, see my
  Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology: The Dream of a Science, 2.
  55. In 1912, Jung argued that scholarliness was insufficient if one wanted to become a knower of the human soul. To do this, one had to hang up exact science and put away the scholar's gown, to say farewell to his study and wander with human heart through the world, through the horror of prisons, mad houses and hospitals, through drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling dens, through the salons of elegant society, the stock exchanges, the socialist meetings, the churches, the revivals and ecstasies of the sects, to experience love, hate and passion in every form in one's body (New paths of Psychology, cw 7, 409).
   originally, but growing tired of being governed by women, they had then overthrown this God. I practically threw the whole metaphysical problem into the anima and conceived of it as the dominating spirit of psyche. In this way I got into a psychological argument with myself about the problem of God (Analytical Psychology, p. 46).
  In 1940, Jung presented a study of the motif of the divine child, in a collaborative volume with the Hungarian classicist Karl Kerenyi (see On the Psychology of the child archetype, cw 9, I).
  In 1940, Jung wrote: an essential aspect of the child motif is its futural character. The child is potential future (On the Psychology of the child archetype, cw 9, I, 278).

1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  IN STUDYING the Perennial Philosophy we can begin either at the bottom, with practice and morality; or at the top, with a consideration of metaphysical truths; or, finally, in the middle, at the focal point where mind and matter, action and thought have their meeting place in human Psychology.
  It is through this central door, and just because it is central, that we shall make our entry into the subject matter of this book. The Psychology of the Perennial Philosophy has its source in metaphysics and issues logically in a characteristic way of life and system of ethics. Starting from this midpoint of doctrine, it is easy for the mind to move in either direction.
  In the present section we shall confine our attention to but a single feature of this traditional Psychologythe most important, the most emphatically insisted upon by all exponents of the Perennial Philosophy and, we may add, the least psychological. For the doctrine that is to be illustrated in this section belongs to autology rather than Psychologyto the science, not of the personal ego, but of that eternal Self in the depth of particular, individualized selves, and identical with, or at least akin to, the divine Ground. Based upon the direct experience of those who have fulfilled the necessary conditions of such knowledge, this teaching is expressed most succinctly in the Sanskrit formula, tat tvam asi (That art thou); the Atman, or immanent eternal Self, is one with Brahman, the Absolute Principle of all existence; and the last end of every human being is to discover the fact for himself, to find out Who he really is.
  More legitimate and more intrinsically plausible are the inferences that may be drawn from what we know about our own physiology and Psychology. We know that human minds have proved themselves capable of everything from imbecility to Quantum Theory, from Mein Kampf and sadism to the sanctity of Philip Neri, from metaphysics to crossword puzzles, power politics and the Missa Solemnis. We also know that human minds are in some way associated with human brains, and we have fairly good reasons for supposing that there have been no considerable changes in the size and conformation of human brains for a good many thousands of years. Consequently it seems justifiable to infer that human minds in the remote past were capable of as many and as various kinds and degrees of activity as are minds at the present time.

1.01_-_the_Call_to_Adventure, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  C. G. Jung, Psychology and Alchemy (Collected Works, vol. 12; New York
  and London, 1953), pars. 71, 73. (Orig. 1935.)

1.01_-_The_Ego, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  Investigation of the Psychology of the unconscious con-
  fronted me with facts which required the formulation of new
  but forms an entity that has to be distinguished from the ego.
  Naturally the need to do this is incumbent only on a Psychology
  that reckons with the fact of the unconscious, but for such a
  Psychology the distinction is of paramount importance. Even for
  jurisprudence it should be of some importance whether certain
  is only since the end of the nineteenth century that modern
  Psychology, with its inductive methods, has discovered the
  foundations of consciousness and proved empirically the exist-
  point to which we shall return later on.
  " We have seen that, from the standpoint of the Psychology of
  consciousness, the unconscious can be divided into three groups
  of contents. But from the standpoint of the Psychology of the
  personality a twofold division ensues: an "extra-conscious"

1.02.9_-_Conclusion_and_Summary, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  symbols and origins, some of the principal elements of Vedic
  thought and Psychology begin to be omitted or to lose their
  previous connotation and the foundations of the later ascetic

1.02_-_On_the_Service_of_the_Soul, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
  71. November 22,1913. In Black Book 2, this sentence reads says a voice (p. 22). On November 21
  Jung had given a presentation to the Zrich Psychoanalytical Society on Formulations on the Psychology of the unconscious.

1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  human mind is a part of that cosmic intelligence. Then out of
  Mahat comes the mind. In the Sankhya Psychology there is a
  sharp distinction between Manas, the mind function, and the

1.02_-_Self-Consecration, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  17:The higher mind in man is something other, loftier, purer, vaster, more powerful than the reason or logical intelligence. The animal is a vital and sensational being; man, it is said, is distinguished from the animal by the possession of reason. But that is a very summary, a very imperfect and misleading account of the matter. For reason is only a particular and limited utilitarian and instrumental activity that proceeds from something much greater than itself, from a power that dwells in an ether more luminous, wider, illimitable. The true and ultimate, as distinguished from the immediate or intermediate, importance of our observing, reasoning, inquiring, judging intelligence is that it prepares the human being for the right reception and right action of a Light from above which must progressively replace in him the obscure light from below that guides the animal. The latter also has a rudimentary reason, a kind of thought, a soul, a will and keen emotions; even though less developed, its Psychology is yet the same in kind as man's. But all these capacities in the animal are automatically moved and strictly limited, almost even constituted by the lower nervous being. All animal perceptions, sensibilities, activities are ruled by nervous and vital instincts, cravings, needs, satisfactions, of which the nexus is the life-impulse and vital desire. Man too is bound, but less bound, to this automatism of the vital nature. Man can bring an enlightened will, an enlightened thought and enlightened emotions to the difficult work of his self-development; he can more and more subject to these more conscious and reflecting guides the inferior function of desire. In proportion as he can thus master and enlighten his lower self, he is mall and no longer an animal. When he can begin to replace desire altogether by a still greater enlightened thought and sight and will in touch with the Infinite, consciously subject to a diviner will than his own, linked to a more universal and transcendent knowledge, he has commenced the ascent towards tile superman; he is on his upward march towards the Divine.

1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Nor does an Indian ever ask: "Do you believe in God?" The question would seem to him as childish as: "Do you believe in CO2?"
  He simply says: "Have the experience yourself; if you do this, you'll get that result; if you do that, you'll get another result." All the ingenuity, the skill and precision we have expended for the last century or two in the study of physical phenomena, the Indian has brought, with equal exactness for the last four or five millennia, to the observation of inner phenomena. For a people of "dreamers," they have some surprises in store for us. And if we are a little honest, we will soon admit that our own "inner" studies, i.e., our Psychology and psychoanalysis, or our knowledge of man, demands an ascesis as methodical and patient, and sometimes as tedious, as the long studies required to master nuclear physics. If we want to take up this path, it is not enough to read books or to collect clinical studies on all the 14
  Try as we might, we just don't understand through what distortion or oversight "All is Brahman" ever became "All, except the world, is Brahman."
  If we leave aside the Scriptures for the human mind is so skillful that it can easily dream up sheep grazing on the Empire State building and if we look at the practical disciplines of India, the contradiction becomes even more striking. Indian Psychology is based on the very intelligent observation that all things in the universe, from mineral to man, are made up of three elements or qualities (gunas), which may be called by different names depending on the order of reality one considers: tamas, inertia, obscurity, unconsciousness; rajas,
  movement, struggle, effort, passion, action; sattva, light, harmony,

1.02_-_THE_NATURE_OF_THE_GROUND, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Finally there is an incarnation of God in a human being, who possesses the same qualities of character as the personal God, but who exhibits them under the limitations necessarily imposed by confinement within a material body born into the world at a given moment of time. For Christians there has been and, ex hypodiesi, can be but one such divine incarnation; for Indians there can be and have been many. In Christendom as well as in the East, contemplatives who follow the path of devotion conceive of, and indeed directly perceive the incarnation as a constantly renewed fact of experience. Christ is for ever being begotten within the soul by the Father, and the play of Krishna is the pseudo-historical symbol of an everlasting truth of Psychology and metaphysicsthe fact that, in relation to God, the personal soul is always feminine and passive.

1.02_-_The_Shadow, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  2 The contents of this and the following chapter are taken from a lecture deliv-
  ered to the Swiss Society for Practical Psychology, in Zurich, 1948. The material
  was first published in the Wiener Zeitschrift fur Nervenheilkunde und deren

1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  And this occurred in the wake of Petrus Hispanus (PetrusLucitanus), the later Pope John XXI (d. 1277), who had authored the first comprehensive European textbook on Psychology (De anima), introducing via Islam and Spain the Aristotelian theory of the soul. Shortly thereafter, Duns Scotus (d. 1308) freed theology from the hieratic rigors of scholasticism by teaching the primacy of volition and emotion. And the blindness of antiquity to time inherent in its unperspectival, psychically-stressed world (which amounted to a virtual timelessness) gave way to the visualization of and openness to time with a quantifiable, spatial character. This was exemplified by the erection of the first public clock in the courtyard of Westminister Palace in 1283,an event anticipated by Pope Sabinus, who in 604ordered the ringing of bells to announce the passing of the hours.
  By unveiling these connections we are not giving in to mere speculation; we are only noting the plainly uttered testimony of the words themselves. Nor are we inventing associations that may follow in the wake of linguistic investigation; on the contrary, only if we were to pursue such associations or amplifications as employed by modern scientific Psychology, notably analytical Psychology, could we be accused of irrational or non-mental thought. It would be extremely dangerous, in fact, to yield to the chain reaction of associative and amplified thought-processes that propagate capriciously in the psyche and lead to the psychic inflation from which few psychoanalysts are immune.

1.031_-_Intense_Aspiration, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The attainment of that higher reality is difficult merely because of its inseparability from us. Everything that is connected with us is most difficult to understand. We can understand everything connected with others. We can be masters in the Psychology of others' minds, but about our own minds we are the biggest fools we cannot understand anything. Likewise, we may be very clear about all things in this world, but completely idiotic about things connected with our own self, and so the difficulty has arisen. The object of the quest is somehow or other subtly connected with our self that is the difficulty of the whole matter. If it had been really far off, unconnected with us, that would be a different thing altogether. But it is connected with us, and so there is a necessity to reorganise our way of thinking.

1.036_-_The_Rise_of_Obstacles_in_Yoga_Practice, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The Psychology of the destruction of these obstacles is most interesting. Only a sincere seeker, one who practises yoga, will know the interesting features of these processes. These are not theoretical discussions or academic subjects, but they are, as a matter of fact, the hard realities of practical life. The obstacles are nothing but the peculiar relationships that we have with things outside; these are the obstacles. By 'relationship', we do not mean the visible relationships of friendliness and enmity, etc. love, hatred, and the like with which we are familiar in waking life. The relationships are the connection of our whole personality with everything outside, and not merely in the function of thought on its conscious level.

1.03_-_.REASON._IN_PHILOSOPHY, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  end. What remains is abortive and not yet science--that is to say,
  metaphysics, theology, Psychology, epistemology, or formal science, or
  a doctrine of symbols, like logic and its applied form mathematics.
  In its origin language belongs to an age of the most rudimentary
  forms of Psychology: if we try to conceive of the first conditions of
  the metaphysics of language, _i.e._ in plain English, of reason, we

1.03_-_Self-Surrender_in_Works_-_The_Way_of_The_Gita, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is not indispensable for the Karmayoga to accept implicitly all the philosophy of the Gita. We may regard it, if we like, as a statement of psychological experience useful as a practical basis for the Yoga; here it is perfectly valid and in entire consonance with a high and wide experience. For this reason I have thought it well to state it here, as far as possible in the language of modern thought, omitting all that belongs to metaphysics rather than to Psychology.

1.03_-_Supernatural_Aid, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  wisdom into the world which is represented also in the incarnations of divine
  saviors (see infra, pp. 342-345). (See C. G. Jung, Psychology and Alchemy,
  part III, "Religious Ideas in Alchemy." (Orig. 1936.) For the retort, see

1.03_-_The_Syzygy_-_Anima_and_Animus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  subject of the anima include Linda Fierz-David, The Dream of Poliphilo, and my
  "Psychology of the Transference." The anima as a psychological idea first appears
  in the i6th-cent. humanist Richardus Vitus. Cf. my Mysterium Coniunctionis,
  7 "The Psychology of the Transference," pars. 425ff. Cf. infra, pars. 3583., the
  Naassene quaternio.

1.03_-_The_Two_Negations_2_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Ascetic, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  11:The extension of our consciousness, to be satisfying, must necessarily be an inner enlargement from the individual into the cosmic existence. For the Witness, if he exists, is not the individual embodied mind born in the world, but that cosmic Consciousness embracing the universe and appearing as an immanent Intelligence in all its works to which either world subsists eternally and really as Its own active existence or else from which it is born and into which it disappears by an act of knowledge or by an act of conscious power. Not organised mind, but that which, calm and eternal, broods equally in the living earth and the living human body and to which mind and senses are dispensable instruments, is the Witness of cosmic existence and its Lord.
  12:The possibility of a cosmic consciousness in humanity is coming slowly to be admitted in modern Psychology, like the possibility of more elastic instruments of knowledge, although still classified, even when its value and power are admitted, as a hallucination. In the Psychology of the East it has always been recognised as a reality and the aim of our subjective progress. The essence of the passage over to this goal is the exceeding of the limits imposed on us by the ego-sense and at least a partaking, at most an identification with the self-knowledge which broods secret in all life and in all that seems to us inanimate.
  13:Entering into that Consciousness, we may continue to dwell, like It, upon universal existence. Then we become aware, - for all our terms of consciousness and even our sensational experience begin to change, - of Matter as one existence and of bodies as its formations in which the one existence separates itself physically in the single body from itself in all others and again by physical means establishes communication between these multitudinous points of its being. Mind we experience similarly, and Life also, as the same existence one in its multiplicity, separating and reuniting itself in each domain by means appropriate to that movement. And, if we choose, we can proceed farther and, after passing through many linking stages, become aware of a supermind whose universal operation is the key to all lesser activities. Nor do we become merely conscious of this cosmic existence, but likewise conscious in it, receiving it in sensation, but also entering into it in awareness. In it we live as we lived before in the ego-sense, active, more and more in contact, even unified more and more with other minds, other lives, other bodies than the organism we call ourselves, producing effects not only on our own moral and mental being and on the subjective being of others, but even on the physical world and its events by means nearer to the divine than those possible to our egoistic capacity.

1.045_-_Piercing_the_Structure_of_the_Object, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  When we dissect an object into its components, the object ceases to be there; we have only the components. The appearance of a single, compact object before the mind is due to a misconception that has arisen in the mind. We dealt with this subject earlier, when we discussed some aspects of Buddhist Psychology and certain other relevant subjects in this connection. The belief in the solidity of an object, and the conviction that the object is completely outside one's consciousness, almost go together. They move hand in hand, and it is this difficulty that comes as a tremendous and serious obstacle in meditation.

1.04_-_Descent_into_Future_Hell, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
  I came out of the fantasy; I realized that my mechanism had worked wonderfully well, but I was in great confusion as to the meaning of all those things I had seen. The light in the cave from the crystal was, I thought, like the stone of wisdom. The secret murder of the hero I could not understand at all. The beetle of course I knew to be an ancient sun symbol, and the setting sun, the luminous red disk, was archetypal. The serpents I thought might have been connected with
  Egyptian material. I could not then realize that it was all so archetypal, I need not seek connections. I was able to link the picture up with the sea of blood I had previously fantasized about. / Though I could not then grasp the significance of the hero killed, soon after I had a dream in which Siegfried was killed by myself It was a case of destroying the hero ideal of my efficiency. This has to be sacrificed in order that a new adaptation can be made; in short, it is connected with the sacrifice of the superior function in order to get at the libido necessary to activate the inferior functions" (Analytical Psychology, p. 48). (The killing of Siegfried occurs below in ch. 7.) Jung also anonymously cited and discussed this fantasy in his ETH lecture on
  June 14, 1935 (Modern Psychology, vols. 1. and 2, p. 223).
  86). See my Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology: The Dream of a Science, pp. 57-61.
  96. In his lecture at the ETH on June 14, 1935, Jung commented (partially in reference to this fantasy, which he referred to anonymously): "The sun motif appears in many places and times and the meaning is always the same-that a new consciousness has been born. It is the light of illumination which is projected into space. This is a psychological event; the medical term
  "hallucination" makes no sense in Psychology: / The Katabasis plays a very important role in the
  Middle Ages and the old masters conceived of the rising sun in this Katabasis as of a new light, the lux moderna, the jewel, the lapis" (Modern Psychology, p. 231).
  102. On June 9, 1917, there was a discussion on the Psychology of the world war in the Association for Analytical Psychology following a presentation by Jules Vodoz on the Song of Roland. Jung argued that "Hypothetically, the World War can be raised to the subjective level. In detail, the authoritarian principle (tiling action on the basis of principles) clashes with the emotional principle. The collective unconscious enters into allegiance with the emotional." Concerning the hero, he said: The hero-the beloved figure of the people, should fall. All heroes bring themselves down by carrying the heroic attitude beyond a certain limit, and hence lose their footing (MAP,vol. 2, p. 10). The psychological interpretation of the First World War on the subjective level describes what is developed in this chapter. The connection between individual and collective Psychology which he articulates here forms one of the leitmotifs of his later work
  (Of Present and Future [1957], CW 10).

1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  It is in the literature of Mahayana and especially of Zen Buddhism that we find the best account of the Psychology of the man for whom Samsara and Nirvana, time and eternity, are one and the same. More systematically perhaps than any other religion, the Buddhism of the Far East teaches the way to spiritual Knowledge in its fulness as well as in its heights, in and through the world as well as in and through the soul. In this context we may point to a highly significant fact, which is that the incomparable landscape painting of China and Japan was essentially a religious art, inspired by Taoism and Zen Buddhism; in Europe, on the contrary, landscape painting and the poetry of nature worship were secular arts which arose when Christianity was in decline, and derived little or no inspiration from Christian ideals.

1.04_-_Pratyahara, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  9:Before we go on to this, however, we must consider what is meant by success in Pratyahara. This is a very extensive subject, and different authors take widely divergent views. One writer means an analysis so acute that every thought is resolved into a number of elements (see "The Psychology of Hashish," Section V, in Equinox II).

1.04_-_The_Paths, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  And while on this subject of phallicism, one is obliged to refer to C. J. Jung's Psychology of the Unconscious, accord- ing to which there is a gross misunderstanding of the term sexuality. By the latter, Freud understands " love " and includes therein all those tender feelings and emotions which have had their origin in a primitive erotic source, even if now their primary aim is entirely lost and another substituted for it. And it must also be borne in mind that the psycho-analysts themselves strictly emphasize the psychic side of sexuality and its importance besides its somatic expression.

1.04_-_The_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  52 The purely biological or scientific standpoint falls short in
  Psychology because it is, in the main, intellectual only. That
  this should be so is not a disadvantage, since the methods of
  in general. The feeling-value is a very important criterion which
  Psychology cannot do without, because it determines in large
  measure the role which the content will play in the psychic
  epochs. Their significance as symbols of unity and totality is
  amply confirmed by history as well as by empirical Psychology.
  What at first looks like an abstract idea stands in reality for
  C. my "Psychology of the Child Archetype"; also Psychology and Alchemy,
  index, s.v. "Alius Philosophorum," "child," "hermaphrodite."
  being accepted at its face value. It is precisely our experiences
  in Psychology which demonstrate as plainly as could be wished
  that the intellectual "grasp" of a psychological fact produces no
  61 It would seem that one can pursue any science with the intel-
  lect alone except Psychology, whose subject- the psyche- has
  more than the two aspects mediated by sense-perception and
  10 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, Part II, ch. 3. 11 [Cf. infra, par. 340.]
  that between a severe illness which one reads about in a text-
  book and the real illness which one has. In Psychology one pos-
  sesses nothing unless one has experienced it in reality. Hence a
  6 4 Outside the narrower field of professional Psychology these
  figures meet with understanding from all who have any knowl-

1.056_-_Lack_of_Knowledge_is_the_Cause_of_Suffering, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  If we go into the Psychology of human nature, we will find that the whole of mankind is stupid and it has no understanding of what right conduct is, in the light of facts as they are. Nevertheless, this is the drama that has been going on since centuries merely because of the very nature of mankinds constitution he cannot jump over his own skin. But then, suffering also cannot be avoided. We cannot be a wiseacre and at the same time be a happy person. This wiseacre condition is very dangerous, but this is exactly what everyone is, and therefore it is that things are what they are. This avidya, or ignorance, is a strange something which is, as we were trying to understand previously in our considerations, a twist of consciousness, a kink in our mind, a kind of whim and fancy that has arisen in the very attitude of the individual towards things in general which has been taken as the perpetual mode of rightful thinking.
  This ignorance or avidya is, really speaking, an oblivion in respect of the nature of things in their own status, and an insistence and an emphasis of their apparent characteristics, their forms, their names and their relationships, upon the basis of which the history of the world moves and the activity of people goes on. This ignorance is the root cause of all mental suffering, which of course is the cause of every other suffering. It may be any kind of suffering; it is based ultimately on this peculiar inward root of dislocation of personality where begins our study of abnormal Psychology, if we would like to call it so.
  If abnormal Psychology is the study of disordered mental conditions, then we may say that every Psychology is abnormal Psychology, because there is no ordered mind anywhere in the world, in the sense that everything is set out of tune from reality. Psychoanalysts are fond of saying that when the mind is out of tune with reality, there is abnormality. This is a great dictum of Freud, Adler, Hume, and many others. But though the saying is well-defined and accepted by all psychologists, the crux of the matter is: what is reality with which the mind is supposed to be in tune? According to psychoanalysts, reality is the world that we see with our eyes and the society in which we are living.

1.05_-_Adam_Kadmon, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  T HE Qabalists consider the ten Sephiros and the
  Paths, as an undivided unity, to form what is called Adam Kadmon, or the Heavenly Man. We may assume the Sephiros to be the cosmic principles opera- tive in the macrocosm - universals, and correspondingly, since " As above so below ", they have their reflection in man as particulars. In this chapter, an attempt will be made to correlate the Sephiros to the principles in man, and endeavour to draw parallels and correspondences between various systems of mystical Psychology. If the student will bear in mind throughout a few of the important attributions given in the previous two chapters, he will experience but little difficulty in understanding what follows here.
  This quotation from the Sepher haZohar is the basis from which has been constructed a coherent system of Psychology or pneumatology, which may strike those who

1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  3 For "city" cf. Psychology and Alchemy, pp. 104s.
  tion of an original condition, an apocatastasis. This is in exact
  agreement with the empirical findings of Psychology, that there
  is an ever-present archetype of wholeness 22 which may easily
  22 Psychology and Alchemy, pars. 323ft.
  take evil rather more substantially when one meets it on the
  plane of empirical Psychology. There it is simply the opposite
  of good. In the ancient world the Gnostics, whose arguments
  78 In making these statements we are keeping entirely within
  the sphere of Christian Psychology and symbolism. A factor that
  no one has reckoned with, however, is the fatality inherent in
  97 Psychology does not know what good and evil are in them-
  selves; it knows them only as judgments about relationships.
  good are "really" good, then there must be evil things that are
  "real" too. It is evident that Psychology is concerned with a
  more or less subjective judgment, i.e., with a psychic antithesis
  should not overlook the danger of the evil lurking within them.
  It is unfortunately only too real, which is why Psychology must
  insist on the reality of evil and must reject any definition that
  regards it as insignificant or actually non-existent. Psychology is
  an empirical science and deals with realities. As a psychologist,
  and reflective spirit at work. It is not immediately evident why this should bring
  about a disintegration of the God-concept, as Harnack thinks. Fear of Psychology
  should not be carried too far.
  Since Psychology is not metaphysics, no metaphysical dualism
  can be derived from, or imputed to, its statements concerning
  77 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, pars. 323ft., and "The Relations between the Ego
  and the Unconscious," pars. 398ft.
  78 Cf. "The Psychology of the Transference," pars. 425s.
  80 Psychology and Alchemy, par. 334, and "The Psychology of the Transference,"
  pars. 457ft. 81 Basilides lived in the 2nd cent.
  marks that are forced on me by the importance of the material
  we have been discussing. The standpoint of a Psychology whose
  subject is the phenomenology of the psyche is evidently some-
  93 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, pars. 52ft., 122ft., and "A Study in the Process of
  Individuation," pars. 542, 550, 58 if.
  truer picture of the goal of ethical endeavour. At any rate the
  transcendental idea of the self that serves Psychology as a work-
  ing hypothesis can never match that image because, although it

1.06_-_Man_in_the_Universe, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  17:Yet how can such contraries pass into each other? By what alchemy shall this lead of mortality be turned into that gold of divine Being? But if they are not in their essence contraries? If they are manifestations of one Reality, identical in substance? Then indeed a divine transmutation becomes conceivable.
  18:We have seen that the Non-Being beyond may well be an inconceivable existence and perhaps an ineffable Bliss. At least the Nirvana of Buddhism which formulated one most luminous effort of man to reach and to rest in this highest Non-Existence, represents itself in the Psychology of the liberated yet upon earth as an unspeakable peace and gladness; its practical effect is the extinction of all suffering through the disappearance of all egoistic idea or sensation and the nearest we can get to a positive conception of it is that it is some inexpressible Beatitude (if the name or any name can be applied to a peace so void of contents) into which even the notion of self-existence seems to be swallowed up and disappear. It is a Sachchidananda to which we dare no longer apply even the supreme terms of Sat, of Chit and of Ananda. For all terms are annulled and all cognitive experience is overpassed.
  19:On the other hand, we have hazarded the suggestion that since all is one Reality, this inferior negation also, this other contradiction or non-existence of Sachchidananda is none other than Sachchidananda itself. It is capable of being conceived by the intellect, perceived in the vision, even received through the sensations as verily that which it seems to deny, and such would it always be to our conscious experience if things were not falsified by some great fundamental error, some possessing and compelling Ignorance, Maya or Avidya. In this sense a solution might be sought, not perhaps a satisfying metaphysical solution for the logical mind, - for we are standing on the border-line of the unknowable, the ineffable and straining our eyes beyond, - but a sufficient basis in experience for the practice of the divine life.

1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  That the mortified are, in some respects, often much worse than the unmortified is a commonplace of history, fiction and descriptive Psychology. Thus, the Puritan may practice all the cardinal virtuesprudence, fortitude, temperance and chastityand yet remain a thoroughly bad man; for, in all too many cases, these virtues of his are accompanied by, and indeed causally connected with, the sins of pride, envy, chronic anger and an uncharitableness pushed sometimes to the level of active cruelty. Mistaking the means for the end, the Puritan has fancied himself holy because he is stoically austere. But stoical austerity is merely the exaltation of the more creditable side of the ego at the expense of the less creditable. Holiness, on the contrary, is the total denial of the separative self, in its creditable no less than its discreditable aspects, and the abandonment of the will to God. To the extent that there is attachment to I, me, mine, there is no attachment to, and therefore no unitive knowledge of, the divine Ground. Mortification has to be carried to the pitch of non-attachment or (in the phrase of St. Franois de Sales) holy indifference; otherwise it merely transfers self-will from one channel to another, not merely without decrease in the total volume of that self-will, but sometimes with an actual increase. As usual, the corruption of the best is the worst. The difference between the mortified, but still proud and self-centred stoic and the unmortified hedonist consists in this: the latter, being flabby, shiftless and at heart rather ashamed of himself, lacks the energy and the motive to do much harm except to his own body, mind and spirit; the former, because he has all the secondary virtues and looks down on those who are not like himself, is morally equipped to wish and to be able to do harm on the very largest scale and with a perfectly untroubled conscience. These are obvious facts; and yet, in the current religious jargon of our day the word immoral is reserved almost exclusively for the carnally self-indulgent. The covetous and the ambitious, the respectable toughs and those who cloak their lust for power and place under the right sort of idealistic cant, are not merely unblamed; they are even held up as models of virtue and godliness. The representatives of the organized churches begin by putting haloes on the heads of the people who do most to make wars and revolutions, then go on, rather plaintively, to wonder why the world should be in such a mess.
  How admirably acute and subtle this is! One of the most extraordinary, because most gratuitous, pieces of twentieth-century vanity is the assumption that nobody knew anything about Psychology before the days of Freud. But the real truth is that most modern psychologists understand human beings less well than did the ablest of their predecessors. Fnelon and La Rochefoucauld knew all about the surface rationalization of deep, discreditable motives in the subconscious, and were fully aware that sexuality and the will to power were, all too often, the effective forces at work under the polite mask of the persona. Machiavelli had drawn Paretos distinction between residues and derivationsbetween the real, self-interested motives for political action and the fancy theories, principles and ideals in terms of which such action is explained and justified to the credulous public. Like Buddhas and St. Augustines, Pascals view of human virtue and rationality could not have been more realistically low. But all these men, even La Rochefoucauld, even Machiavelli, were aware of certain facts which twentieth-century psychologists have chosen to ignorethe fact that human nature is tripartite, consisting of a spirit as well as of a mind and body; the fact that we live on the border-line between two worlds, the temporal and the eternal, the physical-vital-human and the divine; the fact that, though nothing in himself, man is a nothing surrounded by God, indigent of God, capable of God and filled with God, if he so desires.

1.06_-_THE_FOUR_GREAT_ERRORS, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  world of causes, as a world of will, as a world of spirit. The most
  antiquated and most traditional Psychology has been at work here, it
  has done nothing else: all phenomena were deeds in the light of this
  Psychology, and all deeds were the result of will; according to it the
  world was a complex mechanism of agents, an agent (a "subject") lay
  good Mechanists and Physicists, what an amount of error, of rudimentary
  Psychology still adheres to it!--Not to speak of the "thing-in-itself,"
  of the _horrendum pudendum_ of the metaphysicians! The error of spirit
  state of mind. Morality and religion are completely and utterly parts
  of the Psychology of error: in every particular case cause and effect
  are confounded; as truth is confounded with the effect of that which is
  say, to make mankind dependent upon theologians. I will now explain
  to you only the Psychology of the whole process of inculcating the
  sense of responsibility. Wherever men try to trace responsibility
  principally for the purpose of punishment,--that is to say, with
  the intention of tracing guilt. The whole of ancient Psychology,
  or the Psychology of the will, is the outcome of the fact that its
  originators, who were the priests at the head of ancient communities,
  consciousness(--inthis way the most fundamentally fraudulent character
  of Psychology was established as the very principle of Psychology
  itself). Now that we have entered upon the opposite movement, now that
  of guilt and punishment from the world once more, and to cleanse
  Psychology, history, nature and all social institutions and customs
  of all signs of those two concepts, we recognise no more radical

1.06_-_The_Sign_of_the_Fishes, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  40 Crucifixion was a well-known punishment for slaves. The Cross with a snake
  on it, instead of the Crucified, is often found in medieval times [Psychology and
  Alchemy, fig. 217], and also in the dreams and fantasy-images of modern people
  Holy Ghost movement and Joachim's central ideas as a direct
  expression of the antichristian Psychology that was then dawn-
  ing. At any rate the Church's condemnation is thoroughly under-
  nings of Latin alchemy, whose philosophical and spiritual con-
  tent I have tried to elucidate in my book Psychology and Al-
  chemy. The image mentioned above (par. 139) of "immutability
  61 fCf. "Psychology and Religion," par. 122, and "Answer to Job," pars. 748ft ]
  a parallel between the tension of opposites in early Christian
  Psychology and the fact the zodiacal sign for Pisces (K) fre-
  quently shows two fishes moving in opposite directions, but

1.07_-_Samadhi, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  3:In the first place, what is the meaning of the term? Etymologically, "Sam" is the Greek {in Greek alphabet: sigma-upsilon-nu-} the English prefix "syn-" meaning "together with." "Adhi" means "Lord," and a reasonable translation of the whole word would be "Union with God," the exact term used by Christian mystics to describe their attainment.
  4:Now there is great confusion, because the Buddhists use the word Samadhi to mean something entirely different, the mere faculty of attention. Thus, with them, to think of a cat is to "make Samadhi" on that cat. They use the word Jhana to describe mystic states. This is excessively misleading, for as we saw in the last section, Dhyana is a preliminary of Samadhi, and of course Jhana is merely the wretched plebeian Pali corruption of it. footnote: The vulgarism and provincialism of the Buddhist cannon is infinitely repulsive to all nice minds; and the attempt to use the terms of an ego-centric philosophy to explain the details of a Psychology whose principal doctrine is the denial of the ego, was the work of a mischievous idiot. Let us unhesitatingly reject these abominations, these nastinesses of the beggars dressed in rags that they have snatched from corpses, and follow the etymological signification of the word as given above!
  5:There are many kinds of Samadhi. footnote: Apparently. That is, the obvious results are different. Possibly the cause is only one, refracted through diverse media. "Some authors consider Atmadarshana, the Universe as a single phenomenon without conditions, to be the first real Samadhi." If we accept this, we must relegate many less exalted states to the class of Dhyana. Patanjali enumerates a number of these states: to perform these on different things gives different magical powers; or so he says. These need not be debated here. Any one who wants magic powers can get them in dozens of different ways.

1.07_-_The_Farther_Reaches_of_Human_Nature, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  4:Recall that two of our tenets (8 and 12d) stated that increasing evolution means increasing depth and increasing relative autonomy. In the realm of human development, this particularly shows up in the fact that, according to developmental Psychology (as we will see), increasing growth and development always involve increasing internalization (or increasing interiorization). And as paradoxical as it initially sounds, the more interiorized a person is, the less narcissistic his or her awareness becomes. So we need to understand why, for all schools of developmental Psychology, this equation is true: increasing development = increasing interiorization = decreasing narcissism (or decreasing egocentrism).
  6:Begin with interiorization. "Evolution, to Hartmann [founder of psychoanalytic developmental Psychology], is a process of progressive internalization, for, in the development of the species, the organism achieves increased independence from its environment, the result of which is that 'reactions which originally occurred in relation to the external world are increasingly displaced into the interior of the organism.' The more independent the organism becomes, the greater its independence from the stimulation of the immediate environment."1 This applies to the infant, for example, when it no longer dissolves in tears if food is not immediately forthcoming. By interiorizing its awareness, it is no longer merely buffeted by the immediate fluctuations in the environment: its relative autonomy-its capacity to remain stable in the midst of shifting circumstances-increases. This progressive internalization is a cornerstone of psychoanalytic developmental Psychology (from Hartmann to Blanck and Blanck to Kernberg to Kohut). It is implicit in Jung's notion of individuation. Likewise, Piaget described thought as "internalized action," the capacity to internally plan an action and anticipate its course without being merely a reactive automaton-and so forth.
  7:In other words, for developmental Psychology, increasing development = increasing interiorization = increasing relative autonomy. This, of course, is simply tenet 12d as it shows up in humans.

1.07_-_THE_.IMPROVERS._OF_MANKIND, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  man must have the absolute will to immorality. This is the great and
  strange problem with which I have so long been occupied: the Psychology
  of the "Improvers" of mankind. A small, and at bottom perfectly

1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  The discovery of the psychic must therefore be followed by what could be called figuratively "a psychic colonization," or, more soberly,
  a psychic integration. Contemporary Psychology also uses the word integration, but around what is that "integration" supposed to take place? Integrating requires a center. Do they propose to integrate around the turmoil of the mental or vital ego? One might as well try to moor a boat by fastening it to the tail of an eel. Having discovered the psychic kingdom within, we must patiently, gradually colonize and adjoin the outer kingdom to it. If we are interested in a realization here on earth, all our mental and vital activities, and, as we will see, even our entire physical nature, must be integrated around the new center. It is on this condition that they will survive: only those activities that are "psychicized" will participate in the psychic immortality. Anything that takes place outside the psychic being, in effect, takes place outside us and does not last beyond the life of our bodies. There are lives in which "nobody" is there. The psychic center needs to partake in our external activities in order to be able to remember external 88

1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  IT SEEMS best at this point to turn back for a moment from ethics to Psychology, where a very important problem awaits usa problem to which the exponents of the Perennial Philosophy have given a great deal of attention. What precisely is the relation between individual constitution and temperament on the one hand and the kind and degree of spiritual knowledge on the other? The materials for a comprehensively accurate answer to this question are not availableexcept, perhaps, in the form of that incommunicable science, based upon intuition and long practice, that exists in the minds of experienced spiritual directors. But the answer that can be given, though incomplete, is highly significant.
  Within the general population, as we have seen, variation is continuous, and in most people the three components are fairly evenly mixed. Those exhibiting extreme predominance of any one component are relatively rare. And yet, in spite of their rarity, it is by the thought-patterns characteristic of these extreme individuals that theology and ethics, at any rate on the theoretical side, have been mainly dominated. The reason for this is simple. Any extreme position is more uncompromisingly clear and therefore more easily recognized and understood than the intermediate positions, which are the natural thought-pattern of the person in whom the constituent components of personality are evenly balanced. These intermediate positions, it should be noted, do not in any sense contain or reconcile the extreme positions; they are merely other thought-patterns added to the list of possible systems. The construction of an all-embracing system of metaphysics, ethics and Psychology is a task that can never be accomplished by any single individual, for the sufficient reason that he is an individual with one particular kind of constitution and temperament and therefore capable of knowing only according to the mode of his own being. Hence the advantages inherent in what may be called the anthological approach to truth.

1.08_-_Summary, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    It was the great work of the life of Frater Perdurabo to prove this. Studying each religious practice of each great religion on the spot, he was able to show the Identity-in-diversity of all, and to formulate a method free from all dogmatic bias, and based only on the ascertained facts of anatomy, physiology, and Psychology.

1.08_-_The_Historical_Significance_of_the_Fish, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  60 See Psychology and Alchemy, fig. 28.

1.097_-_Sublimation_of_Object-Consciousness, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  These are only stories to the mind which is sunk in the mire of world-consciousness. One cannot even dream of what this state of affairs is. What can be meant by simultaneous awareness of all things and simultaneous awareness of every condition of all things? This is called sarva jnatritva; this is omniscience. And this is designated by the term vivekajam jnanam, knowledge born of discriminative understanding, which is a peculiar term used in the yoga Psychology. It is also called taraka, the saving knowledge. This information is given to us in these sutras to give us a comfort spiritually, that we are not merely entering into a lions den where we find nothing but death, but that we are entering into a new type of life altogether, where eternity embraces us with a new life which is durationless and, therefore, deathless. This contemplation is the only technique, the only method, the only means of the salvation of the soul.

1.098_-_The_Transformation_from_Human_to_Divine, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  There is nothing which is not universal in life. Everything is a universal expression. Even a leaf that moves in a tree has a universal background behind it. Even the littlest of our experiences and the smallest of the deeds that we perform everything, for the matter of that is a symbol or an index of a universal pressure that is exerted from behind, which is invisible to the senses and incomprehensible to the ego. The yoga philosophy and Psychology opens up before our mind a new world of perception and a new interpretation of values a system of an entirely new type of appreciation of things so that we will be able to discover new meaning even in the common and ordinary experiences of life. Even if we see a dog on the road, it is not an ordinary experience that is happening; we will begin to see a new meaning behind it. A cat crossing in front of us is not an ordinary experience. A wisp of breeze is not ordinary. Everything is extraordinary in this life. This meaning of an extraordinary significance present behind even ordinary experiences in life will be opened up only to a discriminative understanding.

1.09_-_Concentration_-_Its_Spiritual_Uses, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  Now, these later Yogis consider that there are three main currents of this Prana in the human body. One they call Id, another Pingal, and the third Sushumn. Pingala, according to them, is on the right side of the spinal column, and the Ida on the left, and in the middle of the spinal column is the Sushumna, an empty channel. Ida and Pingala, according to them, are the currents working in every man, and through these currents, we are performing all the functions of life. Sushumna is present in all, as a possibility; but it works only in the Yogi. You must remember that Yoga changes the body. As you go on practising, your body changes; it is not the same body that you had before the practice. That is very rational, and can be explained, because every new thought that we have must make, as it were, a new channel through the brain, and that explains the tremendous conservatism of human nature. Human nature likes to run through the ruts that are already there, because it is easy. If we think, just for example's sake, that the mind is like a needle, and the brain substance a soft lump before it, then each thought that we have makes a street, as it were, in the brain, and this street would close up, but for the grey matter which comes and makes a lining to keep it separate. If there were no grey matter, there would be no memory, because memory means going over these old streets, retracing a thought as it were. Now perhaps you have marked that when one talks on subjects in which one takes a few ideas that are familiar to everyone, and combines and recombines them, it is easy to follow because these channels are present in everyone's brain, and it is only necessary to recur to them. But whenever a new subject comes, new channels have to be made, so it is not understood readily. And that is why the brain (it is the brain, and not the people themselves) refuses unconsciously to be acted upon by new ideas. It resists. The Prana is trying to make new channels, and the brain will not allow it. This is the secret of conservatism. The fewer channels there have been in the brain, and the less the needle of the Prana has made these passages, the more conservative will be the brain, the more it will struggle against new thoughts. The more thoughtful the man, the more complicated will be the streets in his brain, and the more easily he will take to new ideas, and understand them. So with every fresh idea, we make a new impression in the brain, cut new channels through the brain-stuff, and that is why we find that in the practice of Yoga (it being an entirely new set of thoughts and motives) there is so much physical resistance at first. That is why we find that the part of religion which deals with the world-side of nature is so widely accepted, while the other part, the philosophy, or the Psychology, which clears with the inner nature of man, is so frequently neglected.

1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  _A Moral for Psychologists._ Do not go in for any note-book Psychology!
  Never observe for the sake of observing! Such things lead to a false
  matter differently?--when, for instance, after the manner of Parisian
  novelists, he goes in for note-book Psychology on a large and small
  scale? Such a man is constantly spying on reality, and every evening
  _Concerning the Psychology of the artist_ For art to be possible at
  all--that is to say, in order that an sthetic mode of action and of

1.09_-_The_Ambivalence_of_the_Fish_Symbol, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  31 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, par. 446.

1.1.01_-_Seeking_the_Divine, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  1 The correspondent wrote: "Prof. James even says [in Principles of Psychology] about the 'social me' and other 'me's, that one has to suppress several of them in order to achieve one or two main aims in life. A politician, in order to concentrate on politics alone, has to let go his tendency for music or painting or social fame or family affections." - Ed.

1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  The system of Yoga is built entirely on the philosophy of the Snkhyas, as I told you before, and here again I shall remind you of the cosmology of the Sankhya philosophy. According to the Sankhyas, nature is both the material and the efficient cause of the universe. In nature there are three sorts of materials, the Sattva, the Rajas, and the Tamas. The Tamas material is all that is dark, all that is ignorant and heavy. The Rajas is activity. The Sattva is calmness, light. Nature, before creation, is called by them Avyakta, undefined, or indiscrete; that is, in which there is no distinction of form or name, a state in which these three materials are held in perfect balance. Then the balance is disturbed, the three materials begin to mingle in various fashions, and the result is the universe. In every man, also, these three materials exist. When the Sattva material prevails, knowledge comes; when Rajas, activity; and when Tamas, darkness, lassitude, idleness, and ignorance. According to the Sankhya theory, the highest manifestation of nature, consisting of the three materials, is what they call Mahat or intelligence, universal intelligence, of which each human intellect is a part. In the Sankhya Psychology there is a sharp distinction between Manas, the mind function, and the function of the Buddhi, intellect. The mind function is simply to collect and carry impressions and present them to the Buddhi, the individual Mahat, which determines upon it. Out of Mahat comes egoism, out of which again come the fine materials. The fine materials combine and become the gross materials outside the external universe. The claim of the Sankhya philosophy is that beginning with the intellect down to a block of stone, all is the product of one substance, different only as finer to grosser states of existence. The finer is the cause, and the grosser is the effect. According to the Sankhya philosophy, beyond the whole of nature is the Purusha, which is not material at all. Purusha is not at all similar to anything else, either Buddhi, or mind, or the Tanmatras, or the gross materials. It is not akin to any one of these, it is entirely separate, entirely different in its nature, and from this they argue that the Purusha must be immortal, because it is not the result of combination. That which is not the result of combination cannot die. The Purushas or souls are infinite in number.

1.10_-_The_Scolex_School, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    This is not science. This is not business. This is American Sunday journalism. The Hindu and the American are very much alike in this innocence, this 'naivet' which demands fairy stories with ever bigger giants. They cannot bear the idea of anything being complete and done with. So, they are always talking in superlatives, and are hard put to it when the facts catch up with them, and they have to invent new superlatives. Instead of saying that there are bricks of various sizes, and specifying those sizes, they have a brick and a super-brick, and 'one' brick, and 'some' brick; and when they have got to the end they chase through the dictionary for some other epithet to brick, which shall excite the sense of wonder at the magnificent progress and super-progress I present the American public with this word which is supposed to have been made. Probably the whole thing is a bluff without a single fact behind it. Almost the whole of the Hindu Psychology is an example of this kind of journalism. They are not content with the supreme God. The other man wishes to show off by having a supremer God than that, and when a third man comes along and finds them disputing, it is up to him to invent a supremest super-God.

1.10_-_THINGS_I_OWE_TO_THE_ANCIENTS, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  soul. _Consequently Goethe did not understand the Greeks._ For it is
  only in the Dionysian mysteries, in the Psychology of the Dionysian
  state, that the _fundamental fact_ of the Hellenic instinct--its "will
  The Psychology of orgiasm conceived as the feeling of a superabundance
  of vitality and strength, within the scope of which even pain _acts
  highest types--this is what I called Dionysian, this is what I
  divined as the bridge leading to the Psychology of the _tragic_ poet
  Not in order to escape from terror and pity, not to purify one's self

1.1.2_-_Commentary, #Kena and Other Upanishads, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  therefore, are the basis of all conscious action.
  As our human Psychology is constituted, we begin with
  samjnana, the sense of an object in its image; the apprehension
  same time the sixth of the organs of action. It is a commonplace
  of Psychology that the effective functioning of the senses of
  knowledge is inoperative without the assistance of the mind; the
  the mind pays no attention, the man has not heard, seen, felt,
  touched or tasted. Similarly, according to Psychology, the organs
  of action act only by the force of the mind operating as will
  course of its evolution in living Matter.
  Modern Psychology has extended our knowledge and has
  admitted us to a truth which the ancients already knew but
  way and falsify the inner knowledge or the inner will-force.
  These examples point us to truths which western Psychology, hampered by past ignorance posing as scientific orthodoxy,
  still ignores or refuses to acknowledge. The Upanishads declare
  own deeper Psychology and pursue them beyond the physical
  appearances by which they are covered, we shall get to some
  the only way in which I can know Him, in His self-revelation to
  me in terms not beyond the grasp of my Psychology, manifest
  as the Self and the Lord. The mystery of existence is revealed

1.12_-_The_Superconscient, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Constantly and unknowingly, we receive influences and inspirations from these higher, superconscious regions, which express themselves inside us as ideas, ideals, aspirations, or works of art; they secretly mold our life, our future. Similarly, we constantly and unknowingly receive vital and subtle-physical vibrations, which determine our emotional life and relationship with the world every moment of the day. We are enclosed in an individual, personal body only through a stubborn visual delusion; in fact, we are porous throughout and bathe in universal forces, like an anemone in the sea: Man twitters intellectually (=foolishly) about the surface results and attributes them all to his "noble self," ignoring the fact that his noble self is hidden far away from his own vision behind the veil of his dimly sparkling intellect and the reeking fog of his vital feelings, emotions, impulses, sensations and impressions.183 Our sole freedom is to lift ourselves to higher planes through individual evolution. Our only role is to transcribe and materially embody the truths of the plane we belong to. Two important points, which apply to every plane of consciousness, from the highest to the lowest, deserve to be underscored in order for us better to understand the mechanism of the universe. First, these planes do not depend upon us or upon what we think of them any more than the sea depends on the anemone; they exist independently of man. Modern Psychology, for which all the levels of being are mixed together in a so-called collective unconscious, like some big magician's hat from which to draw archetypes and neuroses at random, betrays in this respect a serious lack of vision: first, because the forces of these planes are not at all unconscious (except to us), but very conscious, definitely more so than we are; and secondly, because these forces are not "collective," in the sense that they are no more a human product than the sea is the product of the anemone; it is rather the frontal man who is the product of that Immensity behind. The gradations of consciousness are universal states not dependent on the outlook of the subjective personality; rather the outlook of the subjective personality is determined by the grade of consciousness in which it is organized according to its typal nature or its evolutionary stage.184 Naturally, it is only human to reverse the order of things and put ourselves in the center of the world. But this is not a matter of theory, always debatable, but of experience, which everyone can have. If we go out of our body and consciously enter these planes, we realize that they exist outside us, just as the entire world exists outside Manhattan, with forces and beings and even places that have nothing in common with our earthly world; entire civilizations have attested to this, stating it, engraving it, or painting it on their walls or in their temples, civilizations that were perhaps less ingenious than ours, but certainly not less intelligent.

1.13_-_Gnostic_Symbols_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  15 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, pars. 127ft - ., and "A Study in the Process of
  Individuation," in Part I of vol. 9.
  34 Now if Psychology is to lay hold of this phenomenon, it can
  only do so if it expressly refrains from passing metaphysical
  ence. But of this there can be no question whatever. The one
  and only thing that Psychology can establish is the presence of
  pictorial symbols, whose interpretation is in no sense fixed be-
  quieter state ("salvation"). For the present, it is not possible for
  Psychology to establish more than that the symbols of wholeness
  mean the wholeness of the individual. 32 On the other hand, it
  means the second Person of the Godhead in its universal, four-
  fold aspect. Psychology cannot of course adopt this view as its
  own; it can only establish the existence of such statements and
  arcanum, and especially those synonyms which signify the
  "Ground." Psychology takes this idea as an image of the uncon-
  scious background and begetter of consciousness. The most im-
  stance, conscious -f- unconscious), though the history of the sym-
  bol shows that it was always used as a God-image. Psychology, as
  I have said, is not in a position to make metaphysical statements.
  3 1( > All kingship is rooted in this Psychology, and therefore, for
  the anonymous individual of the populace, every king carries
  42 Psychology and Alchemy, index, s.v. "Axiom of Maria." Cf. infra, pars. $%&.
  65 Cf. "The Psychology of Eastern Meditation," pars. 9421".
  corresponds on a primitive level. I have given a detailed account of it in "The
  Psychology of the Transference," pars. 425ff.
  96 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, par. 484.
  99 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, pars. 55of. [Cf. Legge trans., I, p. 131.]

1.14_-_Bibliography, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
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1.14_-_The_Secret, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga

The Gradations of the Subconscient

  The "subconscious" of modern Psychology is only the outer fringe of a world almost as vast as the Superconscient, with many levels, forces, beings (or being-forces, if we prefer). It is our immediate as well as distant evolutionary past, with all the impressions of our present life and all those of our past lives, just as the Superconscient is our evolutionary future. All the residues and forces that have presided over our evolutionary ascent from inanimate matter to animal to man are not only stored there, but continue to live and to influence us. If indeed we are more divine than we think by virtue of the superconscious future that is drawing us ahead, we are also more beast-like than we imagine thanks to the subconscious and unconscious past we drag behind us. This double mystery holds the key to the total Secret. None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell.

The Limits of Psychoanalysis

  Contemporary Psychology, too, has become aware of the importance of the subconscient and of the need to cleanse it. But psychologists have seen only half of the picture the subconscient without the superconscient presuming, moreover, that their small mental glimmers would be able to illuminate that den of thieves. They might as well try to find their way through the darkest jungle armed with a flashlight! In fact, in more cases they see the subconscient only as the underside of the small frontal personality, for there is a fundamental psychological law none can escape: descent is commensurate with ascent. One cannot descend farther than one has ascended, because the force necessary for descent is the very same force needed for ascent.
   . . . Modern Psychology is an infant science, at once rash, fumbling and crude. As in all infant sciences, the universal habit of the human mind to take a partial or local truth, generalize it unduly and try to explain a whole field of Nature in its narrow terms runs riot here. . . . The psychoanalysis [especially] of Freud . . . takes up a certain part, the darkest, the most perilous, the unhealthiest part of the nature, the lower vital subconscious layer,225 isolates some of its most morbid phenomena and attributes to it and them an action out of all proportion to its true role in the nature. . . . To raise it up prematurely or improperly for experience is to risk suffering the conscious parts also with its dark and dirty stuff and thus poisoning the whole vital and even the mental nature. Always therefore one should begin by a positive, not a negative experience, by bringing down something of the divine nature, calm, light, equanimity, purity, divine strength into the parts of the conscious being that have to be changed; only when that has been sufficiently done and there is a firm positive basis, is it safe to raise up the concealed subconscious adverse elements in order to destroy and eliminate them by the strength of the divine calm, light, force and knowledge.
  If by chance psychoanalysts had the power to descend into the subconscient, not only would they not heal anything, not only would they risk setting in motion forces which, like the sorcerer's apprentice, they could not control, but even if they did have the power to master and to destroy these forces, they would very probably destroy the good along with the evil, thus irreparably mutilating our nature. For they do not possess knowledge. From their mental poise, they cannot see far enough into the future to discern the good that a certain evil may be preparing and the dynamic Force concealed behind the play of opposites. Another kind of power is needed in order to sort out this bizarre amalgam, and above all another vision: You must know the whole before you can know the part and the highest before you can truly understand the lowest. That is the promise of the greater Psychology awaiting its hour before which these poor gropings will disappear and come to nothing.
  Here we touch upon the fundamental error of our modern Psychology: it fails to understand anything because it searches below, in our evolutionary past. True, half the Secret may be there, but we still need the force above to open the door below. We were never meant to look behind, but ahead and above in the superconscious light, because it is our future, and only the future can explain and heal the past: I find it difficult, Sri Aurobindo wrote to a disciple, to take these psychoanalysts at all seriously yet perhaps one ought to, for half-knowledge is a powerful thing and can be a great obstacle to the coming in front of the true Truth. . . . They look from down up and explain the higher lights by the lower obscurities; but the foundation of these things is above and not below. The superconscient, not the subconscient, is the true foundation of things. The significance of the lotus is not to be found by analyzing the secrets of the mud from which it grows here; its secret is to be found in the heavenly archetype of the lotus that blooms for ever in the Light above.

1.14_-_The_Structure_and_Dynamics_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  astonishing parallelism between Gnostic symbolism and the
  findings of the Psychology of the unconscious.
  11 [Psychology and Alchemy, pars. 138L, fig. 31.]
  13 Golden Flower (1962 edn.), pp. 22, 36. 14 Psychology and Alchemy, par. 338.
  the ego personality of the dreamer. There are corresponding
  feminine figures in a woman's Psychology.
  15 A definition of God in Nicholas of Cusa. Cf. "The Psychology of the Trans-
  ference," par. 537.
  gression, or series of steps leading from the lower to the higher
  Adam. This Psychology evidently underlies the elaborate lists of
  Valentinian syzygies. The lower Adam or somatic man conse-
  18 Cf. "The Psychology of the Transference," pars. 4ioff.
  the incest motif remains a characteristic feature. Since the
  schema is a primary one characterizing the Psychology of love
  relationships and also of the transference, it will, like all char-
  22 Ci. "Psychology of the Transference," pars. 425ft.
  27 See Psychology and Alchemy, fig. 131.
  87 See Psychology and Alchemy, fig. 257. 88 Ibid., par. 357.
  46 Cf. the evidence for this in Psychology and Alchemy, "The Lapis-Christ
  59 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, par. 167, n. 44. [Also "Paracelsus as a Spiritual
  Phenomenon," fig. B7.]
  62 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, par. 338. 63 Mus. herm., p. 770.
  68 "Psychology of the Transference," pars. 433ff. [Cf. Layard, Stone Men of
  Malekula, chs. 5 and 6, and "The Incest Taboo and the Virgin Archetype," pp.
  69 "Psychology of the Transference," par. 438.
  70 Case material in Psychology and Alchemy, part II. Triadic symbols also occur,
  but they are rarer.
  75 Cf. the Ostanes quotation in Zosimos, Psychology and Alchemy, par. 405.
  93 The three relatively differentiated functions and one undifferentiated, "inferior"
  function. Cf. Psychological Types, and the diagrams in Jacobi, The Psychology of
  C. G. Jung.
  106 Cf. Psychology and Alchemy, pars. 189 and sogf., in relation to the four
  tions even at the risk of being deceived by appearances. Sooner
  or later nuclear physics and the Psychology of the unconscious
  will draw closer together as both of them, independently of one
  this in detail in Psychology and Alchemy and can therefore limit
  myself here to the basic points. The schematization and analogy-
  113 Documentation in Psychology and Alchemy, esp. pars. 427, n. 4, and 431.

1.15_-_Index, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  11672, 15972, 22372, 22472, 25372;
  Psychology and Alchemy, 3172,
  3772, 4072, 6372, 6472, 6772, 7872,
  24371, 24571, 25971, 262, 26471;
  "The Psychology of the Child
  Archetype," 3 m; "The Psy-
  tion," 13571, 15 in, 20471;
  "Psychology and Religion,"
  8771, 18271; "Psychology of the
  Transference," 1371, 2271, 6471,
  174; nuclear, 261; and Psychology,
  Psychology, and good/evil, 53
  ing of, 73; of opposite sex, 10;
  pictorial, Psychology and, 194;
  polarity of, 129/; quaternary, in
  published by Princeton University Press. The edition contains revised
  versions of works previously published, such as Psychology of the Uncon-
  scious, which is now entitled Symbols of Transformation; works originally
  written in English, such as Psychology and Religion; works not previously
  translated, such as Aion; and, in general, new translations of virtually all
  On the Psychology and Pathology of So-Called Occult Phenomena
  The Psychology of Dementia Praecox (1907)
  The Content of the Psychoses (1908/1914)
  A Contribution to the Psychology of Rumour (1910-11)
  Dr. Jung and Dr. Loy (1914)
  Prefaces to "Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology" (1916, 1917)
  The Significance of the Father in the Destiny of the Individual
  On the Psychology of the Unconscious (1917/1926/1943)
  The Relations between the Ego and the Unconscious (1928)
  Appendices: New Paths in Psychology (1912); The Structure of the
  Unconscious (1916) (new versions, with variants, 1966)
  The Significance of Constitution and Heredity in Psychology (1929)
  Psychological Factors Determining Human Behavior (1937)
  General Aspects of Dream Psychology (1916/1948)
  Basic Postulates of Analytical Psychology (1931)
  Analytical Psychology and Weltanschauung (1928/1931)
  Concerning Rebirth (1940/1950)
  The Psychology of the Child Archetype (1940)
  The Psychological Aspects of the Kore (1941)
  The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairytales (1945/1948)
  On the Psychology of the Trickster-Figure (1954)
  Conscious, Unconscious, and Individuation (1939)
  Background to the Psychology of Christian Alchemical Symbolism
  The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man (1933/1934)
  The State of Psychotherapy Today (1934)
  A Psychological View of Conscience (1958)
  Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology (1959)
  Introduction to Wolff's "Studies in Jungian Psychology" (1959)
  The Swiss Line in the European Spectrum (1928)
  lution Mondiale" (1934)
  The Complications of American Psychology (1930)
  The Dreamlike World of India (1939)
  Psychology and Religion (The Terry Lectures) (1938/1940)
  The Psychology of Eastern Meditation (1943)
  *i2. Psychology AND ALCHEMY (1944)
  Richard Wilhelm: In Memoriam (1930)
  On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry (1922)
  Psychology and Literature (1930/1950)
  "Ulysses": A Monologue (1932)
  The Practical Use of Dream-Analysis (1934)
  The Psychology of the Transference (1946)
  Analytical Psychology and Education: Three Lectures (1926/1946)
  The Gifted Child (1943)
  7. Two Essays on Analytical Psychology
  (1953; 2nd edn., 1966)
  1 1 . Psychology and Religion: West and East
  (1958; 2nd edn., 1969)
  12. Psychology and Alchemy
  (7953; 2nd edn., 1968)

1.15_-_The_Value_of_Philosophy, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertrand Russell, #Philosophy
  Philosophy, like all other studies, aims primarily at knowledge. The knowledge it aims at is the kind of knowledge which gives unity and system to the body of the sciences, and the kind which results from a critical examination of the grounds of our convictions, prejudices, and beliefs. But it cannot be maintained that philosophy has had any very great measure of success in its attempts to provide definite answers to its questions. If you ask a mathematician, a mineralogist, a historian, or any other man of learning, what definite body of truths has been ascertained by his science, his answer will last as long as you are willing to listen. But if you put the same question to a philosopher, he will, if he is candid, have to confess that his study has not achieved positive results such as have been achieved by other sciences. It is true that this is partly accounted for by the fact that, as soon as definite knowledge concerning any subject becomes possible, this subject ceases to be called philosophy, and becomes a separate science. The whole study of the heavens, which now belongs to astronomy, was once included in philosophy; Newton's great work was called 'the mathematical principles of natural philosophy'. Similarly, the study of the human mind, which was a part of philosophy, has now been separated from philosophy and has become the science of Psychology. Thus, to a great extent, the uncertainty of philosophy is more apparent than real: those questions which are already capable of definite answers are placed in the sciences, while those only to which, at present, no definite answer can be given, remain to form the residue which is called philosophy.

1.16_-_Man,_A_Transitional_Being, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  experience.295 But in the original, he discovered a constant vein of the richest gold of thought and spiritual experience. 296 . . . I found that the mantras of the Veda illuminated with a clear and exact light psychological experiences of my own for which I had found no sufficient explanation either in European Psychology or in the teachings of Yoga or of Vedanta.297 It can well be imagined how Sri Aurobindo might have become a little perplexed by his own experiences, and how it took him several years to understand exactly what was happening to him. We have described the supramental experience of Chandernagore as if the steps had neatly followed one another, each with its own explanatory note, but, in reality, the explanations came long afterwards. At the time, there were no signposts at all to guide him. Yet here was the most ancient of the four Vedas,298 the Rig Veda, unexpectedly suggesting that he was not completely alone or astray on this planet. That the Western and even the Indian scholars had not understood the extraordinary vision of these texts is perhaps not so surprising when we realize that Sanskrit roots lend themselves to a double or even a triple meaning, which in turn can be invested with a double symbolism, esoteric and exoteric.
  These hymns can be read on two or three different levels of meaning,

1.2.08_-_Faith, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I am rather surprised at Krishnaprem's surprise about my statement of faith. I thought he had said once you should not hanker after experiences. As for experience being necessary for faith and no faith possible without it, that contradicts human Psychology altogether. Thousands of people have faith before they have experience and it is the faith that helps them to the experience. The doctrine "No belief without proof" applies to physical science, it would be disastrous in the field of spirituality - or for that matter in the field of human action. The saints or bhaktas have the faith in God long before they get the experience of God - the man of action has the faith in his cause long before his cause is crowned with success - otherwise they would not have been able to struggle persistently towards their end in spite of defeat,

1.240_-_1.300_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Dr. Syed: Sri Bhagavan says that the Heart is the Self. Psychology has it that malice, envy, jealousy and all passions have their seat in the heart. How are these two statements to be reconciled?
  M.: The whole cosmos is contained in one pinhole in the Heart. These passions are part of the cosmos. They are avidya (ignorance).

1.240_-_Talks_2, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Talk 263.
  Dr. Syed: Sri Bhagavan says that the Heart is the Self. Psychology has it that malice, envy, jealousy and all passions have their seat in the heart. How are these two statements to be reconciled?
  M.: The whole cosmos is contained in one pinhole in the Heart. These passions are part of the cosmos. They are avidya (ignorance).

1.26_-_The_Ascending_Series_of_Substance, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  12:Certainly, if that body, life and consciousness were limited to the possibilities of the gross body which are all that our physical senses and physical mentality accept, there would be a very narrow term for this evolution, and the human being could not hope to accomplish anything essentially greater than his present achievement. But this body, as ancient occult science discovered, is not the whole even of our physical being; this gross density is not all of our substance. The oldest Vedantic knowledge tells us of five degrees of our being, the material, the vital, the mental, the ideal, the spiritual or beatific and to each of these grades of our soul there corresponds a grade of our substance, a sheath as it was called in the ancient figurative language. A later Psychology found that these five sheaths of our substance were the material of three bodies, gross physical, subtle and causal, in all of which the soul actually and simultaneously dwells, although here and now we are superficially conscious only of the material vehicle. But it is possible to become conscious in our other bodies as well and it is in fact the opening up of the veil between them and consequently between our physical, psychical and ideal personalities which is the cause of those "psychic" and "occult" phenomena that are now beginning to be increasingly though yet too little and too clumsily examined, even while they are far too much exploited. The old Hathayogins and Tantriks of India had long ago reduced this matter of the higher human life and body to a science. They had discovered six nervous centres of life in the dense body corresponding to six centres of life and mind faculty in the subtle, and they had found out subtle physical exercises by which these centres, now closed, could be opened up, the higher psychical life proper to our subtle existence entered into by man, and even the physical and vital obstructions to the experience of the ideal and spiritual being could be destroyed. It is significant that one prominent result claimed by the Hathayogins for their practices and verified in many respects was a control of the physical life-force which liberated them from some of the ordinary habits or so-called laws thought by physical science to be inseparable from life in the body., #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Notes and Fragments on Philosophy,
  Psychology and Yoga
  1912 - 1947
  The notes, drafts and fragments collected in this part were not written by Sri Aurobindo in the present sequence nor intended by him to form a single work. They have been arranged by the editors by topic in three sections - Philosophy: God, Nature and Man; Psychology: The Science of Consciousness; Yoga:
  Change of Consciousness and Transformation of Nature.

1.35_-_The_Tao_2, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  When I walked across China in 1905-6, I was fully armed and accoutred by the above qualifications to attack the till-then-insoluble problem of the Chinese conception of religious truth. Practical studies of the Psychology of such Mongolians as I had met in my travels, had already suggested to me that their acentric conception of the universe might represent the correspondence in consciousness of their actual psychological characteristics. I was therefore prepared to examine the doctrines of their religious and philosophic Masters without prejudice such as had always rendered nugatory the efforts of missionary sinologists; indeed, all oriental scholars with the single exception of Rhys Davids. Until his time, translators had invariable assumed, with absurd naivt, or (more often) arrogant bigotry, that a Chinese writer must be putting forth either a more or less distorted and degraded variation of some Christian conception, or utterly puerile absurdities. Even so great a man as Max Mller, in his introduction to the Upanishads, seems only half inclined to admit that the apparent triviality and folly of many passages in these so-called sacred writings might owe their appearance to our ignorance of the historical and religious circumstances, a knowledge of which would render them intelligible.

1.4.02_-_The_Divine_Force, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The fact that you don't feel a force does not prove that it is not there. The steam-engine does not feel a force moving it, but the force is there. A man is not a steam-engine? He is very little better, for he is conscious only of some bubbling on the surface which he calls himself and is absolutely unconscious of all the subconscient, subliminal, superconscient forces moving him. (This is a fact which is being more and more established by modern Psychology though it has got hold only of the lower forces and not the higher, so you need not turn up your rational nose at it.)
  He twitters intellectually (= foolishly) about the surface results and attributes them all to his "noble self", ignoring the fact that his noble self is hidden far away from his own vision behind the veil of his dimly sparkling intellect and the reeking fog of his vital feelings, emotions, impulses, sensations and impressions.

1.45_-_Unserious_Conduct_of_a_Pupil, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Let me add that it is a well-attested fact of magical experience beginning with Tarquin and the Sibylline books! as well as a fact of profane Psychology, that if you funk a fence, it is harder next time. If the boy falls off the pony, put him on again at once: if the young airman crashes, send him up again without a minute's avoidable delay. If you don't, their nerve is liable to break for good and all.

1.63_-_Fear,_a_Bad_Astral_Vision, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Incidentally, one may draw a quite close parallel between these four stages and those accompanying Samadhi (probably listed in Mrs. Rhys David's book on Buddhist Psychology, or in Warren's bran-tub of translations from the Tripitaka, or Three baskets of the Dhamma. I haven't seen either book for forty years or more, don't remember the exact titles; scholars would help us to dig them out, but it isn't worth while. I recall the quintessence accurately enough.

1.73_-_Monsters,_Niggers,_Jews,_etc., #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Not only does it seem to me the only conceivable way of reconciling this and similar passages with "Every man and every woman is a star." to assert the sovereignty of the individual, and to deny the right-to-exist to "class-consciousness," "crowd-Psychology," and so to mob-rule and Lynch-Law, but also the only practicable plan whereby we may each one of us settle down peaceably to mind his own business, to pursue his True Will, and to accomplish the Great Work.

1.77_-_Work_Worthwhile_-_Why?, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Then there are the phenomena of mob Psychology, where a crowd gleefully combine to perform acts which would horrify any single individual. And there is the exceeding strange and interesting Psychology of the "partouse" this is a little more, in my judgment, than a spinthria.

1.78_-_Sore_Spots, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Such were some of the fundamental facts that directed the course of my research, whose results you may read in "The Psychology of Hashish", by Oliver Haddo in The Equinox, Vol. I, No. 2. The general basis of this Essay is Sankhara; it shows how very striking are the analogies between, (1) the results obtained by Mystics this includes the Ecstasy of Sexual Feeling, as you may read in pretty nearly all of them, from St. Augustine to St. Teresa and the Nun Gertrude. The stages recounted by the Buddha in his psychological analyses correspond with almost incredible accuracy. (2) The phenomena observed by those who use opium, hashish, and some other "drugs" (3) The phenomena of various forms of insanity.

1.83_-_Epistola_Ultima, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    Mr. Isaacs, F. Marion Crawford 255
    Buddhist Psychology, Mrs, Rhys-Davies 283
    La Maison des Hommes Vivants, Claude Farrrre 302
    Ouroboros, Garet Garrett 344
    The Psychology of Hashish, Oliver Haddo [Crowley], Equinox I,2 359
    Mr. Amberthwaite, Louis Marlow 366

1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL, #Philosophy of Mind, #G. W. F. Hegel, #Philosophy
  (B) Mediate or explicit: still as identical reflection into itself and into other things: mind in correlation or particularization: consciousness - the object treated by the Phenomenology of Mind.
  (C) Mind defining itself in itself, as an independent subject - the object treated by Psychology.
  In the Soul is the awaking of Consciousness: Consciousness sets itself up as Reason, awaking at one bound to the sense of its rationality: and this Reason by its activity emancipates itself to objectivity and the consciousness of its intelligent unity.
  For an intelligible unity or principle of comprehension each modification it presents is an advance of development: and so in mind every character under which it appears is a stage in a process of specification and development, a step forward towards its goal, in order to make itself into, and to realize in itself, what it implicitly is. Each step, again, is itself such a process, and its product is that what the mind was implicitly at the beginning (and so for the observer) it is for itself - for the special form, viz. which the mind has in that step. The ordinary method of Psychology is to narrate what the mind or soul is, what happens to it, what it does. The soul is presupposed as a ready-made agent, which displays such features as its acts and utterances, from which we can learn what it is, what sort of faculties and powers it possesses - all without being aware that the act and utterance of what the soul is really invests it with that character in our conception and makes it reach a higher stage of being than it explicitly had before.
  We must, however, distinguish and keep apart from the progress here to be studied what we call education and instruction. The sphere of education is the individuals only: and its aim is to bring the universal mind to exist in them. But in the philosophic theory of mind, mind is studied as selfinstruction and self-education in very essence; and its acts and utterances are stages in the process which brings it forward to itself, links it in unity with itself, and so makes it actual mind.
   soul. Habit on an ampler scale, and carried out in the strictly intellectual range, is recollection and memory, whereof we shall speak later.
  Habit is often spoken of disparagingly and called lifeless, casual, and particular. And it is true that the form of habit, like any other, is open to anything we chance to put into it; and it is habit of living which brings on death, or, if quite abstract, is death itself: and yet habit is indispensable for the existence of all intellectual life in the individual, enabling the subject to be a concrete immediacy, an 'ideality' of soul enabling the matter of consciousness, religious, moral, etc., to be his as this self, this soul, and no other, and be neither a mere latent possibility, nor a transient emotion or idea, nor an abstract inwardness, cut off from action and reality, but part and parcel of his being. In scientific studies of the soul and the mind, habit is usually passed over - either as something contemptible - or rather for the further reason that it is one of the most difficult questions of Psychology.

2.01_-_Habit_1_Be_Proactive, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  Frankl was a determinist raised in the tradition of Freudian Psychology, which postulates that whatever happens to you as a child shapes your character and personality and basically governs your whole life. The limits and parameters of your life are set, and, basically, you can't do much about it.

2.01_-_The_Yoga_and_Its_Objects, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   for the liberated man, the Shastra and surrender not only of the fruits of the work but of the work itself to God. The virtue of the
  Shastra is that it sets up a standard outside ourselves, different from our personal desires, reasonings, passions and prejudices, outside our selfishness and self-will, by living up to which in the right spirit we can not only acquire self-control but by reducing even the sattwic ahankara to a minimum prepare ourselves for liberation. In the old days the Shastra was the Vedic Dharma based upon a profound knowledge of man's Psychology and the laws of the world, revealing man to himself and showing him how to live according to his nature; afterwards it was the law of the Smritis which tried to do the same thing more roughly by classifying men according to the general classes of which the
  Vedas speak, the caturvarn.ya; today it is little more than blind mechanical custom and habitual social observance, a thing not sattwic but tamasic, not a preparatory discipline for liberation, but a mere bondage.

2.02_-_Habit_2_Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  Dr. Charles Garfield has done extensive research on peak performers, both in athletics and in business. He became fascinated with peak performance in his work with the NASA program, watching the astronauts rehearse everything on earth again and again in a simulated environment before they went to space. Although he had a doctorate in mathematics, he decided to go back and get another Ph.D. in the field of Psychology and study the characteristics of peak performers.

2.02_-_The_Status_of_Knowledge, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Self, the Divine, the Supreme Reality, the All, the Transcendent, -- the One in all these aspects is then the object of Yogic knowledge. Ordinary objects, the external appearances of life and matter, the Psychology of our thoughts and actions, the perception of the forces of the apparent world can be part of this knowledge, but only in so far as it is part of the manifestation of the One. It becomes at once evident that the knowledge for which Yoga strives must be different from what men ordinarily understand by the word. For we mean ordinarily by knowledge an intellectual appreciation of the facts of life, mind and matter arid the laws that govern them. This is a knowledge founded upon our sense-perception and upon reasoning from our sense-perceptions and it is undertaken partly for the pure satisfaction of the intellect, partly for practical efficiency and the added power which knowledge gives in managing our lives and the lives of others, in utilising for human ends the overt or secret forces of Nature and in helping or hurting, in saving and ennobling or in oppressing and destroying our fellow-men. Yoga, indeed, is commensurate with all life and can include all these subjects and objects. There is even a Yoga286 which can be used for self-indulgence as well as for self-conquest, for hurting others as well as for their salvation. But "all life" includes not only, not even mainly life as humanity now leads it. It envisages rather and regards as its one true object a higher truly conscious existence which our half-conscious humanity does not yet possess and can only arrive at by a self-exceeding spiritual ascension. It is this greater consciousness and higher existence which is the peculiar and appropriate object of Yogic discipline.

2.03_-_Indra_and_the_Thought-Forces, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The mantra, though it expresses thought in mind, is not in its essential part a creation of the intellect. To be the sacred and effective word, it must have come as an inspiration from the supra-mental plane, termed in Veda, Ritam, the Truth, and have been received into the superficial consciousness either through the heart or by the luminous intelligence, mans.a. The heart in
  Vedic Psychology is not restricted to the seat of the emotions; it includes all that large tract of spontaneous mentality, nearest to the subconscient in us, out of which rise the sensations, emotions, instincts, impulses and all those intuitions and inspirations

2.03_-_Karmayogin_A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  practical ethics religious or non-religious. The first requisite to
  this end is a true knowledge of human nature and its Psychology;
  for if an ethical system is psychologically untrue, if it is seriously
  the growth of individuality and the liberation of rajas in the
  human Psychology.
  Rajas is the principle of activity and increases with the intensity and rapidity of the reactions of Will upon external things;

2.03_-_The_Supreme_Divine, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Gita here lays a great stress on the thought and state of mind at the time of death, a stress which will with difficulty be understood if we do not recognise what may be called the selfcreative power of the consciousness. What the thought, the inner regard, the faith, sraddha, settles itself upon with a complete and definite insistence, into that our inner being tends to change. This tendency becomes a decisive force when we go to those higher spiritual and self-evolved experiences which are less dependent on external things than is our ordinary Psychology, enslaved as that is to outward Nature. There we can see ourselves steadily becoming that on which we keep our minds fixed and to which we constantly aspire. Therefore there any lapse of the thought, any infidelity of the memory means always a retardation of the change or some fall in its process and a going back towards what we were before, - at least so long as we have not substantially and irrevocably fixed our new becoming. When we have done that, when we have made it normal to our experience, the memory of it remains self-existently because that now is the natural form of our consciousness. In the critical moment of passing

2.05_-_Apotheosis, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  the close relationship maintained in the Orient between myth,
  Psychology, and metaphysics. The vivid personifications prepare
  the intellect for the doctrine of the interdependence of the inner

2.05_-_Universal_Love_and_how_it_leads_to_Self-Surrender, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  The Bhakta wishes to realise that one generalised abstract Person in loving whom he loves the whole universe. The Yogi wishes to have possession of that one generalised form of power, by controlling which he controls this whole universe. The Indian mind, throughout its history, has been directed to this kind of singular search after the universal in everythingin science, in Psychology, in love, in philosophy. So the conclusion to which the Bhakta comes is, that, if you go on merely loving one person after another, you may go on loving them so for an infinite length of time, without being in the least able to love the world as a whole.

2.07_-_I_Also_Try_to_Tell_My_Tale, #The Castle of Crossed Destinies, #Italo Calvino, #Fiction
  In any case, Saint George performs his feat before our eyes, always closed in his breastplate, revealing nothing of himself: Psychology is no use to the man of action. If anything, we could say Psychology is all on the dragon's side, with his angry writhings: the enemy, the monster, the defeated have a pathos that the victorious hero never dreams of possessing (or takes care not to show). It is a short step from this to saying that the dragon is Psychology: indeed, he is the psyche, he is the dark background of himself that Saint George confronts, an enemy who has already massacred many youths and maidens, an internal enemy who becomes an object of loathsome alien-ness. Is it the story of an energy projected into the world, or is it the diary of an introversion?
  Other paintings depict the next stage (the slaughtered dragon is a stain on the ground, a deflated container), and reconciliation with nature is celebrated, as trees and rocks grow to occupy the whole picture, relegating to a corner the little figures of the warrior and the monster (Altdorfer, Munich; Giorgione, London); or else it is the festivity of regenerated society around the hero and the princess (Pisanello, Verona; and Carpaccio, in the later pictures of the Schiavoni cycle). (Pathetic implicit meaning: the hero being a saint, there will not be a wedding but a baptism.) Saint George leads the dragon on a leash into the square to execute him in a public ceremony. But in all this festivity of the city freed from a nightmare, there is no one who smiles: every face is grave. Trumpets sound and drums roll, we have come to witness capital punishment, Saint George's sword is suspended in the air, we are all holding our breath, on the point of understanding that the dragon is not only the enemy, the outsider, the other, but is us, a part of ourselves that we must judge.

2.07_-_The_Cup, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  60:Of the methods of increasing Understanding those of the Holy Qabalah are perhaps the best, provided that the intellect is thoroughly awake to their absurdity, and never allows itself to be convinced. footnote: See the "Interlude" following.
  61:Further meditation of certain sorts is useful: not the strict meditation which endeavours to still the mind, but such a meditation as Samasati. footnote: See Equinox V, "The Training of the Mind"; Equinox II, "The Psychology of Hashish": Equinox VII, "Liber DCCCCXIII."
  62:On the exoteric side if necessary the mind should be trained by the study of any well-developed science, such as chemistry, or mathematics.

2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  souls); imaginary Natural History (anthropocentric: total lack of
  the notion "natural causes"); an imaginary _Psychology_ (nothing
  but misunderstandings of self, interpretations of pleasant or
  the reverse of _natural_ conditions,--each in turn, they twisted first
  religion, then the cult, then morality, history and Psychology, about
  in a manner so perfectly hopeless that they were made _to contradict
  wretched bigots and hypocrites, or "godless ones": they simplified
  the Psychology of every great event to the idiotic formula "obedient
  or disobedient to God."--A step further: the "Will of God," that is
  merely _regarded_ as such, is quite another question. And here, alone,
  do I touch upon the problem of the Psychology of the Saviour.--I
  confess there are few books which I have as much difficulty in reading
  notions of cult, all history, all natural science, all experience of
  the world, all knowledge, all politics, all Psychology, all books and
  all Art--for his "wisdom" is precisely the complete ignorance[4] of the
  The whole Psychology of the "gospels" lacks the concept of guilt and
  punishment, as also that of reward. "Sin," any sort of aloofness
  _understand_ this passage, which is of the highest importance as an
  example of the Psychology of every Chandala morality, the reader should
  refer to my _Genealogy of Morals:_ in this book, the contrast between
  You have understood me The beginning of the Bible contains the whole
  Psychology of the priest--The priest knows only one great danger, and
  that is science,--the healthy concept of cause and effect But, on the
  --I cannot here dispense with a Psychology of "faith" and of the
  "faithful," which will naturally be to the advantage of the "faithful."
  One step further in the Psychology of conviction of "faith." It
  is already some time since I first thought of considering whether

2.1.02_-_Nature_The_World-Manifestation, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Men are always changing, but man has a permanent character which does not alter. Tigers differ from each other and from themselves in the process of time, but the tiger is always the same animal and always as such recognisable. It is the details that vary and change, the type, the fundamental pattern is constant. So far our senses and our mind standing upon their data do not betray or deceive us. If they see a world that is stable and the same in spite of constant mobility and mutation, it is because the world is like that and it is therefore that we have to see it so and cannot see it otherwise. If there is a problem it is not what we make of it, not a problem of our Psychology but why it is so, what is behind the mobility of the world and its stability, what is the cause or the significance or reality of it. There is no doubt the problem of what are mind and sense and their nature, their reality, their relation to the world and its cause or significance; but that too is a problem of metaphysics.

2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But all this only means that Science has not any adequate means to deal precisely with the supraphysical nor can it collect and handle all the necessary data; it can deal only with the physical and with the physical side of the supraphysical; and that is not enough. Faith and knowledge are themselves supraphysical things with which Science cannot deal; for Psychology at present is not a science; it is only a dispute between different bundles of inferences and guesses.
  Section Two
  The Science of Consciousness

2.12_-_The_Realisation_of_Sachchidananda, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Here lies the whole importance of the part of the Yoga of Knowledge which we are now considering, the knowledges367 of those essential principles of Being, those essential modes of self-existence on which the absolute Divine has based its self-manifestation. If the truth of our being is an infinite unity in which alone there is perfect wideness, light, knowledge, power, bliss, and if all our subjection to darkness, ignorance, weakness, sorrow, limitation comes of our viewing existence as a clash of infinitely multiple separate existences, then obviously it is the most practical and concrete and utilitarian as well as the most lofty and philosophical wisdom to find a means by which we can get away from the error and learn to live in the truth. So also, if that One is in its nature a freedom from bondage to this play of qualities which constitute our Psychology and if from subjection to that play are born the struggle and discord in which we live, floundering eternally between the two poles of good and evil, virtue and sin, satisfaction and failure, joy and grief, pleasure and pain, then to get beyond the qualities and take our foundation in the settled peace of that which is always beyond them is the only practical wisdom. If attachment to mutable personality is the cause of our self-ignorance, of our discord and quarrel with ourself and with life and with others, and if there is an impersonal One in which no such discord and ignorance and vain and noisy effort exist because it is in eternal identity and harmony with itself, then to arrive in our souls at that impersonality and untroubled oneness of being is the one line and object of human effort to which our reason can consent to give the name of practicality.

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