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This site is a compliment to the experiments I do in visual art, poetry and music.  I would not limit what I do to a label like “poetry” or even music.  Everything compliments each other and (ideally) functions as a whole.  Just as importantly, it would inspire you to explore the work of the many philosophers and artists I quote and promote.

I’ve been asked before – what motivates me to go to such lengths?   Is it merely a matter of vanity, trying to win the peoples approval or roll in the muck of my own sense of specialness?

The most honest way I can put it is that I see human relations as primarily manipulative to the point where I stopped enjoying the company of people.

I was a happy kid who was in love with life, but I don’t think too highly of what I see as humanity’s “primary integration.”

I agree with the late psychologist and psychiatrist Kazimierz Dąbrowski:

“The average person is in a state of first level integration, meaning they are influenced primarily by either prominent first factor (heredity/impulse) and/or second factor (social environment) forces. And that this state of primary integration is a state contrary to mental health. A fairly high degree of primary integration is present in the average person; a very high degree of primary integration is present in the psychopath”. Marked by selfishness and egocentrism (both reticent and explicit), those at level one development generally seek self-fulfillment above all, justifying their pursuits through a sort of “it’s all about me” thinking; or, more simply put, they adhere strongly to the phrase “the end justifies the means”, sometimes disregarding the severity of the “means”. Many people who are considered “leaders” often fall into this category.

A vast majority of people either do not break down their primitive integration at all, or after a relatively short period of disintegration, usually experienced at the time of adolescence and early youth, end in a reintegration at the former level or in partial integration of some of the functions at slightly higher levels, without a transformation of the whole mental structure.”

Thank you to Lewis Lafontaine who has provided an enormous wealth of information to the public that has been mined and posted on my blog.

lewislafontaine
http://carljungdepthpsychology.wordpress.com


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