Exegesis Volume 2 Issue #15
Exegesis Digest Thu, 27 Mar 1997
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 00:11:59 +0900
From: Neil Urquhart
Subject: Re: Exegesis Digest V2 #10
>From: mary downing
>Skyweasal asked if Astrology and Psychology were a good mix. >That's a topic I'd like to see chewed a bit. > >Consider this: Psychology as we currently practice it is based on >European/American culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. >Astrology works as well for Japanese, ancient Persians and >Microsoft Inc.-- to say nothing of weather prediction and a stock >rally or two.
Psychology is just a label. Jung said astrology represented the entire psychological knowledge of the ancients. Well, he was half right - it contains a good deal more than that.
>Psychology represents the cherished beliefs of our dominant >western culture **only**.
"Cherished beliefs"? Perhaps in the U.S. but there is far less acceptance in Britain, for example, in the general populace (if you're seeing to a psychiatrist you must be mad (!), is the general British attitude)and amongst other sectors of academia.
>It is just a **theory** (actually several variant theories).
Yes, there is psychology and there is psychology. Skinner and his robot behaviourists are a world away from the better moments of Jung.
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