(Note: the below is an except from the book, Foundations - A Synthesis of Philosophy, Science, Spirituality, and Psychology, by RG Martin -- me.) Summary We all have feelings of inferiority and we all strive for superiority (equality is only the first step). According to Alfred Adler, a famous psychoanalyst, this is a basic theme of psychology. Because we are in … [Read more...] about Superiority – What is it?
Projection Freud’s concept of projection is now part of the everyday English language. The average person is somewhat aware that everyone projects to some extent. One way of understanding this phenomenon is to take the word project literally and see an imaginary movie projector inside a person’s personality. The inner phenomenon of the person can be seen as the film, and … [Read more...] about Projection (updated 9/20)
Some of the goals of the black power movement are those of the black con: to achieve neurotic freedom, neurotic equality, justice, and peace. Because of the success of the black power movement and the partial success in meeting these neurotic goals, the same goals have been adopted by other con political strategies in the U.S., including: the immigrant con, the Hispanic con, … [Read more...] about Neurotic Demands
The word “Affirmation”, as used in Clear News means seeing another person as a dignified, lovable, successful person deserving of respect, and treating the person as such. Affirmation as used here is a psychological concept that was created by the psychiatrist, Conrad Baars. Baars saw a person being treated with affirmation — and accepting it — as a key component to mental … [Read more...] about Affirmation
Racialism can be defined as looking at social reality with racial perspectives, while not expressing the spirit of hatred. Racism on the other hand, is perceiving other races than one's own with a spirit of hatred, which includes the denigration of the other. With the spirit of hatred, one's perception of reality is distorted, including the perception of the hater, himself. … [Read more...] about Racialism