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.

Warmest Regards,



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