In a radical approach to understanding current affairs and history, Rudolf Steiner presents a method of penetrating to the hidden causes and realities that lie behind outer appearances.
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
In a radical approach to understanding current affairs and history, Rudolf Steiner presents a method of penetrating to the hidden causes and realities that lie behind outer appearances. Contemporary life cannot fully be understood by an analysis that is restricted to external events, he says. Deeper levels of meaning are revealed when one begins to view such events as symptoms. The causes of these symptoms – the reality behind them – are to be discovered on other levels of existence. Steiner demonstrates such a ‘symptomatological’ approach in these lectures, surveying some of the great developments in consciousness that have helped form the world over the last centuries. He examines the role of true socialism, the rise of nationalism, and characterises contrasting approaches to religion by drawing a distinction between ‘the People of the Christ’ in Russia, ‘the People of the Church’ in Central Europe, and ‘the People of the Lodges’ in the West. Amongst the wealth of material covered here, Rudolf Steiner discusses ‘the mystery of evil’ and ‘the mystery of death’, the birth of the consciousness soul, the significance of the scientific mode of thought, the metaphysical element in the study of history, as well as specific events such as the Russian Revolution and the suppression of the Knights Templar. He also reviews the circumstances surrounding the publication of new editions of his books The Philosophy of Freedom and Goethe’s World View. Anyone seeking a more profound understanding of our times will find a firm basis for a meaningful exploration in this course of lectures. 9 lectures, Dornach, Oct.–Nov. 1918, GA 185
Psychopathological symptoms are also coping devices , except that they involve
private dissociations and personalized attempts to regulate reality toward the
goal of psychological survival , or coping . As shown earlier , both religion and ...
Author: John F. Schumaker
Argues that religions, other than Western ones, cultivated dissociation as a coping strategy, and that the lack of this approach in the West leads to mental illnesses, and suggests a modern version
ordinarily , Freud emphasized how hysterical symptoms actively contradicted all
known processes of pathogenesis , the essence of the condition being that , in
the forms adopted by its symptoms and bodily signs : " hysteria behaves as if ...
Author: Edmund Michael R. Critchley
Publisher: Jason Aronson
By examining various aspects of human awareness, including the sense of touch, deafness and the constraints of language, this volume aims to define the essence of the material world in neurological rather than psychological or psychiatric terms.
Unconscious fantasies , temporary in nature , may precede symptom formation or
, in the absence of symptoms , may issue in distorted and inhibited action . A
common outcome , one seen since the advent of psychoanalysis as almost
Author: Harold P. Blum
Publisher: International Universities PressInc
Twenty-five original papers dealing with unconscious fantasy and its relationship with reality. General subjects covered are: theory, technique, applications, mythology, religion and belief, reality- sexuality, identity and biology, and psychopathology in clinical practice. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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core meaning of a syndrome is a combination of symptoms so commonly
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Author: August Piper
Publisher: Jason Aronson
Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) has become a fad. It was once so uncommon that investigators had discovered barely 200 cases by 1980. No longer. After that year, the number of cases exploded as therapist after therapist began to report seeing dozens, scores, hundreds of MPD patients. However, Dr. August Piper asserts that the surge in MPD cases is largely generated by the doctors themselves, by their over-inclusive diagnostic criteria and self-fulfilling therapeutic techniques.
Symptoms of simulator sickness are often similar to those of motion sickness ,
frequently involving nausea . Reports of simulator sickness began with Havron
and Butler ' s ( 1957 ) account of simulator sickness in aircraft simulators .
Author: Rae A. Earnshaw
During the last decade, virtual reality (VR) has emerged from the realm of science fiction fantasies to be experienced by thousands of people. The development of hardware and software support for VR also has led to ahuge expansion in the number of applications supported by the medium. The collection of state-of-the-art developments presented in this volume explores the principal application areas of VR systems, and addresses some of the main issues for potential users. Application areas covered include medicine and surgery, engineering and simulation, systems development and modeling, televirtuality, art and education. Human factors issues in VR are also discussed. Explores the principal application areas of VR systems and addresses the central issues Discusses human factors in VR Covers VR applications in medicine, engineering, system modeling, art, and education Contributors are renowned experts in the VR field