Friday, February 15, 2008

Humanity's Core Problem Explained

Some say it comes from our social inequality. Others that greed and the lust for power are behind it. Still others say it's just our nature. We're too soon out of the jungle.

But these are unsatisfactory to those working to solve the question, "Why is human society in such terrible shape?" Now, here in Brazil, one scientist has managed some final answers.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, Humanity's Core Problem Explained.

Norberto Keppe's science is called psycho-socio-pathology, and it's the result of more than 50 years of clinical research into what makes the human being tick. I'm pretty impressed with it because it provides some definitive conclusions about what's going on in the human psyche, and how those murky bits are manifesting in the collective society as well.

We'll be providing a great look at Keppe's science at our 19th International Congress of Analytical Trilogy July 4 - 6, 2008 here in Brazil. A State of the Union address, if you will, on the definitive conclusions about the human psyche and how we can treat it and the inverted social structures that are born out of it. Just write me for more information on that ...

You know, after the initial discoveries of Freud, Klein, Jung and others, the science of psychology lost its way in the behaviorism of Skinner (which saw human beings as nothing more than pigeons who needed a good behavioral re-programming), and the more social therapies of Rogers and Karen Horney.

We could consider that, before Keppe, the study of the human psyche had come to a dead-end. After a promising start by Freud and the early Germans, psychology got distracted by a number of more superficial treatments like behaviorism and the various humanistic talk therapies so popular in the U.S. today. Or got lost in the Siberia of psychotropic drugs that is modern psychiatry.

Most of the world lives under the illusion that the human psyche, like the human genome, is still being mapped. This is not true. Norberto Keppe has completed the study of the human psyche in a substantial way. That's what we´re going to talk about today, with Dr. Claudia Pacheco, vice-president of Keppe's International Society of Analytical Trilogy.

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SG said...

Interesting post. However, I think that it can only be enlightening to individuals unfamiliar with New Testament scripture. This "discovery" of humanity's problem and this "solution" by, supposedly, Dr. Keppe is not new. It was mentioned 2008 years by Christ himself. The difference is that in Dr. Keppe's approach, I believe there will be great confusion in the resolution of what God's principles are and the gray area left by the "whatever is good" definition. It's ironic that psychosociopathology does exactly what it explains as detrimental. It tries to alleviate the human condition independently through the acceptance of our true selves while ignoring Christ, whom God sent as a healer to us all.

SG said...

This post will be enlightening to indivuals unfamiliar with New Testament scripture. To be blunt, humanity's "problem" and its "solution" as supposedly discovered by Keppe is nothing new. It was taught by Christ 2008 years ago.

Richard Lloyd Jones said...

Hi, and thanks for your comment.

Just wanted to stress that there is nothing in Keppe's work to suggest he ignores Jesus. Quite the contrary. Keppe talks constantly about the "true self" being a Divine creation, something from God. He is not suggesting alleviating the human condition independently, but through acceptance of this Divine essence, God and his beautiful Son. In fact, Keppe has written a marvelous book exploring the relationship between Man and God, called Glorification, which I will be making available very shortly as a downloadable book. Also, our Man and God Podcast explores these ideas more extensively. You could check it out if you like.

One final thing ... it's impossible for there to be confusion in the resolution of God's principles, and there can be absolutely no gray area left by the "whatever is good" definition. God implanted the truth in us from the beginning. We all know deep inside ourselves what is right and good and beautiful. Plus, we have been reminded of this reality many times, most compellingly 2008 years ago, as you suggest. The problem is not that the human being doesn't know what is right and good and true and beautiful. The problem is that we know, but don't act in compliance with what we know. And that is a psychological problem. Not understanding this psychological aspect is a serious weakness for humanity, and is something that stems from our envy of God the Creator.

Hope that clears it up a little.