July, 2015 Newsletter
Forbidden Psychology and Its Eight Taboos:
A Jungian Conversation About Psyche, Soul, and the New Physics
with Jerry Kroth, PhD
"The idea that the soul is to be reduced to mind, the mind to the brain, the brain to neurological dribbles, and all human psychological behavior ultimately to neuroscience has rarely been critically evaluated within the profession. Dr. Kroth discusses eight major taboos that fly in the face of these preconceptions: near death experiences, psychic dreams, telepathy, synchronicity, premonitions, creative possession, archetypes, and xenoglossy.
These anomalies of psychology are then compared to the bizarre discoveries of the "new physics:" observer-created reality, entanglement, nonlocality, quantum teleportation, Schrodinger's cat and the EPR paradox.
Physics confronted these mysteries head on despite the fact that experimental outcomes contradicted deterministic, reductionistic, mechanistic, Newtonian clockwork cosmology, but it handled its anomalies with openness and full disclosure.
That is a far cry from how academic psychology's orthodoxy treats similar contradictions of its own ossified paradigm of reductionism and clockwork determinism. Jung's work with quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli will also find its way into this discussion."
TIME: Friday, 7:30 p.m., JUNE 26, 2015
PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
(doors open at 7 p.m.)
Jerry Kroth, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor Emeritus from Santa Clara University in California. His teaching assignments include psychotherapy and personality theory, dreamwork, and research methods. He has an abiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles, and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory.
Dr. Kroth's twelve prior books were in the areas of counseling psychology, child sexual abuse, learning disorders, metapsychology, and research methodology. In addition, he has written and presented over seventy papers on anxiety, child development, mass psychology, synchronicity, the dream process, psychohistory and collective psychology. His more recent works are Conspiracy in Camelot: The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (New York: Algora, 2003) and American Crazy: a voyage to the dark side of the American dream(Genotype), Aliens and Man: a synopsis of facts and beliefs (Algora), Psyche's Exile: an empirical odyssey in search of the soul (Libre digital), andThe Lindbergh kidnapping: mobs, mass psychology, and myth (Pubit).
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