Thursday, January 26, 2006

Psychology, Freud, and Politics

"...but one gift from Freud we ought never neglect; his return to the sources of culture in Mediterranean myths, rooting psychology not in the brain, or genetics, or blind evolution, but in the poetic basis of mind, whose imagination is structured by mythical configurations..."

from the article Point of View: The Gods, Disease, and Politics by James Hillman in Parabola Vol 29(4) p 72, 2004.

James Hillman is not a pop psychologist and his writings are difficult for me because I'm not well read and I'm a modern, ie. a disciple (whether I like it or not) of that dirt philosophy of Newton and John Locke.

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