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Psyche

In Uncategorized on 26 April, 2012 at 01:10

from the Online Etymology Dictionary

1640s, “animating spirit,” from L. psyche, from Gk. psykhe “the soul, mind, spirit, breath, life, the invisible animating principle or entity which occupies and directs the physical body” (personified as Psykhe, the lover of Eros), akin to psykhein “to blow, cool,” from PIE root *bhes- “to blow” (cf. Skt. bhas-). The word had extensive sense development in Platonic philosophy and Jewish-influenced theological writing of St. Paul. In English, psychological sense is from 1910.

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The internet’s revelation of the psyche

In Uncategorized on 22 September, 2011 at 15:53

But humanity’s future world is neither material nor spiritual, it is psychic

Barry Long

Now to apprciate what Barry Long means by psychic requires reading of his excellent, spell-binding and mind-enhancing The Origins of Man and the Universe, written in 1984. In it he reveals and dispells many myths.

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