shankara wrote:Carl Jung, yeah interesting guy. It's a shame that the psychiatrists now aren't generally all that into him, they follow the scientific positivism which Samael critiques in the book. Jung so far as I remember said that some kind of God or spirituality is necessary for mental healing, I think much better this than simply reducing people to neurochemicals and using medications which they haven't even figured out exactly how they work. There are Jungian techniques, dream analysis for example, which could be very useful yet are never used in psychiatric hospitals.
Gurdjieff was a seriously interesting guy, there's a film of his autobigraphical book "Meetings With Remarkable Men", the film has a different ending to the book but still definitely worth watching (you can find it on thepiratebay).
Very nice. Western medicine basically outright denies/ignores what might just be the most important parts of who/what we are and how we function.
I wouldn't go so far as to try to heal people by examining their dreams, but surely somewhere in the middle is probably the most fertile ground
Here is a good thread about how much the Rockefellers were involved in basically creating the structure/premise of western medicine;
Sometimes I wonder if the motivation to create this allopathic Big Pharma-type vision was not only t to monopolize the industry and make tons of money, but also perhaps part of some grander conscious endeavor to snuff out the population's understanding of spirit, to render our skills and knowledge in this department shut down.
Will look more into Gurdjieff