Believe it or not… modern psychology began in the early 1990s, with B.F. Skinner, and his delusional notion that there is no MIND within Man.
This fact is obvious in the following quote:
“A child is influenced and changed as a biological entity by things that happen to him, but the notion that somehow or other the child of our past is still contained within us is a form of animism which serves no useful purpose in explaining present behavior.”
Evans, Richard I. B.F. Skinner: The Man and His Ideas New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1968.
The need for Skinner to ridicule the knowledge of traditional Psychology by use of the term “animism,” indicates the level of fear Skinner unknowingly possessed regarding his own MIND, the existence of which is obviously denied, mocked and ridiculed in his quote.
It is not at all unusual for a person to be quite intelligent, and yet entirely ignorant of the Esoteric [MIND and Spiritual] dimensions operating Within Man. But, at the time, the early 1900s, a great emphasis was placed on the intellectual, mechanistic, and mechanical aspects of Man and of life — and away from the emotional, Spiritual and Esoteric, or hidden psychological factors of Man.
This is when people like Skinner, people I refer to as ‘Intelack‘ type personalities [or people lacking in Conscience], began to push themselves into many of the major institutions in America…driven by Intellectualism. Especially in the sciences, including a new approach to psychology using the oxymoron: “behavioral psychology”. Or an approach that denies, ignores, and seeks to eliminate all the Esoteric elements of Psychology… following the delusional ideas of Skinner.
Unfortunately, the Intelack type person has no idea that he or she lacks anything by way of Enlightenment, or emotional understanding. And thus, those people who are confined to Intellectualism [or those people who lack normal access to their emotions], finds the ideas of Skinner, and others who do not realize they fear what their brains cannot perceive, to be very inviting. So, the rise of the denial of the Psychology of the ancient Greeks has been quite rapid in America. I refer to this denial of Psychology as “BS&bp” [Behavioral Science and the oxymoron “behavioral psychology].
Today, not one licensed psychologist in a thousand can tell you what the MIND is, where it is, or what it does? And when it is the MIND behind every case of mental conflict, PTSD, Homosexuality, and numerous other negative behaviors… we have a nation that is in deep do-do. But, just look around, and listen to the news. What I am saying is obvious, is it not?
So, what “BS&bp” [Behavioral Science and the oxymoron “behavioral psychology”] would have us to is to pretend that there is nothing Within Mankind that causes us to do negative things. In this way licensed professionals can continue to abuse us and get away with it. And they can continue to write prescriptions for drugs that keep us like zombies.
I find this situation sad, frustrating, and deadly serious… but then, the Intelack [godless] type people love the decline of America just fine.
Peace, Brother James