Protestantism & Freud – the disjointed roots of America by William James

Freud's emotionalism gave me concern for I considered him somewhat of a religious fanatic, operating outside of religion's conventional context. In many ways he was a shaman, born in the "wrong" country, twice as jealous of his own "masculine characteristics" because he sensed within himself the "perverse" intuitive rushes and psychic leanings that he feared and believed could undermine the personal authority of the ego and the mass authority of the state.

2018-01-05T16:41:00+00:00 October 5th, 2013|Seth|

The downfall of Darwanism and Freud – towards a new psychology

"Now: The beliefs of [Charles] Darwin and of [Sigmund] Freud alike have formed together to give you a different screen. Experience is accepted and perceived only as it is sieved through that screen. If Christendom saw man as blighted by original sin, Darwinian and Freudian views see him as part of a flawed species in which individual life rests precariously, ever at the beck and call of the species' needs, and with survival as the [...]

2013-05-05T11:25:20+00:00 January 17th, 2013|Seth, Spirituality & Metaphysics|