Mysticism, Freudianism and Scientific Psychology

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C. V. Mosby, 1920 - Mysticism - 173 pages
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Page 30 - It is idle to think that, by means of words, any real communication can ever pass from one man to another.
Page 30 - Memlincg; but from the moment that we have something to say to each other, we are compelled to hold our peace ; and if • — at such times we do not listen to the urgent commands of silence, invisible though they be, we shall have suffered an eternal loss that all the treasures of human wisdom cannot make good; for we shall have let slip the opportunity of listening to another soul, and of giving existence, be it only for an instant, to our own; and many lives there are in which such opportunities...
Page 30 - A time will come, perhaps — and many things there are that herald its approach — a time will come perhaps when our souls will know of each other without the intermediary of the senses. Certain it is that there passes not a day but the soul adds to its ever-widening domain. It is very much nearer to our visible self, and takes a far greater part in all our actions, than was the case two or three centuries ago.
Page 35 - I saw in his hand a long spear of gold and at the iron's point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails: When he drew it out, he seemed to draw them all out also and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God.
Page 64 - ... some spectacle. A military band approached playing a gay martial air. It was at the head of a funeral which seemed to be of a Mr. X; the casket rested on a draped gun-carriage. She had a lively feeling of astonishment at the absurdity of making such an ado about the death of such an insignificant person.
Page 45 - ... transformations as a result of the psychoanalytic methods. That large chapter of alcoholism which is not an object of interest to medicine alone, but enters into almost every sphere of human life, is having most penetrating and far-reaching light thrown upon it by the students of the psychoanalytic school. A new science and application of pedagogy are being reared upon the data obtained by psychoanalysis...
Page 24 - One comes to us neither by scientific knowledge, nor by thought, as the knowledge of other intelligible things, but by a presence which is superior to science. When the soul acquires the scientific knowledge of something, she withdraws from unity and ceases being entirely one; for science implies discursive reason and discursive reason implies manifoldness.
Page 41 - ... validity, and indeed upon the supremacy, of a distinctive way of knowing. Such knowledge, we are told, is open to everyone 1 Cf. Inge, The Philosophy of Plotinus, vol. i. pp. 3-4. " Mysticism is the pursuit of ultimate, objective truth, or it is nothing 'What the world calls mysticism,' says Coventry Patmore, 'is the science of ultimates, the science of self-evident reality.'.
Page 32 - With reverence must we draw near to them, be they lowly or arrogant, inattentive or lost in dreams, be they smiling still or plunged in tears ; for they know the things that we do not know, and have a lamp that we have lost.
Page 79 - The effect of personal relation can be recognized also in the following examples reported by Jung.1 "Mr. Y. falls in love with a lady who soon thereafter marries Mr. X. In spite of the fact that Mr. Y. was an old acquaintance of Mr. X., and had business relations with him, he repeatedly forgot the name, and on a number of occasions, when wishing to correspond with X., he was obliged to ask other people for his name.

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