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between Feeling-Caring and Caring
Accepts/Rejects Ethics or Psychology?
What are Vibes
and Psychic Powers?
Is Actualism for
Mentally Ill People?
Why is love
(Love) No Solution?
Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Therapy: The medical treatment of
(physical or mental) illness; (the application of) a system of treatments, activities, etc., intended for the alleviation and cure of a
condition of ill health.
group therapy, ray therapy, etc. chemotherapy, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, radiotherapy, etc. Oxford
Peter: The studies of psychology and psychiatry are relative newcomers to
science, with systematic studies and treatments really only begun this century. The fundamental premise upon which these studies and therapies
are based is the existing range of human ‘mental health’ and includes the acceptance of sorrow and malice as inherent in the Human
Condition. Thus the aim of any psychological therapy is to return anyone who is either ‘too’ depressed or ‘too’ violent back to a level
considered acceptable to both patient and society in general. If therapy fails to return the patient to ‘normal’ then chemical sedation or
institutionalization (or both) is usually required. Given the current wisdom that ‘You can’t change Human Nature’, most of the therapies
are synonymous with a mere ‘re-arrangement of the deck-chairs on the Titanic’.
The later half of the 20th century has seen an experiment in many areas
of psychotherapy of expressing, re-living or re-visiting past emotional memories even to the point of fantasying past emotional hurts and
traumatic situations. This expressing of emotions – usually anger or sorrow – has been upheld as a viable alternative to the failed
approach of strict suppression, but no substantial evidence is available as to its effectiveness and the practice now seems to be dying out.
The bottom-line cure, and one increasingly favoured, is chemical treatment either in the form of represents or supplements. It does make some
sense for those unwilling to dig deeper because, at core, all human emotion is chemically induced.
Some spiritual therapies are deliberately pitched at achieving blissful feelings
through the use of bio-dynamic breathing techniques (altering the oxygen and blood flow to the brain) and many Yogic postures and meditations
aim to do the same by inducing the release of pain related endorphins into the body. In the current New Dark Ages there has been a return to
many traditional primitive therapies involving divinations, ‘energy’ fields, shamanistic rituals, etc. and in spite of their ancient roots
in superstition, many label these ‘alternative’ therapies, implying modernity rather than fashionable re-cycling. It is clear that
spiritual therapies are aimed at escaping from real-world ‘normal’ emotional problems and ‘alternative’ therapies aim at shifting the
problem of one’s own emotional turmoil, and instinctive actions, on to the supposed influence of ethereal energies, entities, forces and the
Actual Freedom offers the possibility for the sincere seeker to rid themselves of
the ‘normal’ affective mental illness of fear and aggression, offering, at last, a genuine mental health or peace of mind, the like of
which has not existed before in humans. To do this involves letting go of one’s grip on reality and abandoning one’s instinctual animal
survival instinct – both of which society in general and the spiritual wise-men, in particular, advise against. It is most curious that to be
free of the Human Condition is to be considered as insane by ‘normal’ psychiatric definition and to be happy and harmless is considered to
be in league with the Devil by ‘spiritual’ therapy standards.
But, after all, this is the ultimate ‘stamp of approval’ from those whose therapies and solutions
have clearly failed to bring anything remotely resembling peace to this fair planet, despite thousands of years of well meaning intensive
effort by billions of humans.