By E. W. F. Tomlin
Originally released in 1985, this distinctive and optimistic critique of contemporary tradition brought into our language a brand-new time period, ‘PN’, status for ‘psychic nutrition’, which on the time promised to turn into a loved ones expression.
Drawing on his first-hand wisdom of oriental civilizations; on discoveries of Jung, particularly his idea of psychic power; at the principles of the cultural anthropologists; and never least at the New technological know-how implicit in microphysics and microbiology, E.W.F. Tomlin, whose philosophical books were translated into a number of languages, indicates how the human psyche calls for its personal type of nourishment simply as urgently because the physique wishes nutrition. within the business societies of the West, this desire has usually been neglected. Reformers, of their earnest even though occasionally inept endeavours to create a greater international, have too usually uncovered us to the risks of psychic hunger and the noxious results of what could be referred to as ‘neg-PN’. the following lie the roots of violence and the shortcoming of course so conspicuously afflicting sleek guy and lady. Examples of PN, optimistic and unfavorable, are given, lending the e-book an immediacy and useful personality frequently missing in reports of this kind.
In the hot medical technique right here followed, the divisions among subject and existence, and lifestyles and brain, are discarded, and the outdated clash among technological know-how and faith proven to belong to an out-of-date global view. the result's an intensive reappraisal of the character and serve as of faith and paintings, the 2 nice psychic forces in historical past. certainly, the current main issue is proven to originate within the psychic sphere instead of within the political and financial order. Deeply felt and skillfully written, but now not missing in wit and humour, the booklet ends with a few concrete rules on how a extra balanced tradition could be achieved.
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Psyche, Culture and the New Science: The Role of PN (Psychology Revivals) by E. W. F. Tomlin