What is the MIND?

Rev: 2-14-2016

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THE HUMAN MIND...

Is of vital importance... although this is not known by modern mental health.



MOST IMPORTANTLY... your MIND is not your brain...And you cannot find your MIND by using your brain... sorry, you can't "think" about this.


Your MIND is a fascinating topic, and in the West, and in America in particular, the fields of mental health and the oxymoron "behavioral psychology," took a serious detour regarding the MIND of Man in the early 1900's. This detour involved an influential person by the name of B.F. Skinner, and a number of his colleagues, all of whom were trained in "Behavioral Science" [or watching the behavior of animals...and then speculating as to what -- in the environment of these animals -- might be causing them to behave as they did]?

This is like studying the outside of a house to discover what is in the refrigerator within the kitchen of that house. An interesting intellectual game... perhaps... but not at all useful if one wants to actually discover what is in that refrigerator?? You see... the MIND of Man is not physical, and it CANNOT THEREFORE BE STUDIED BY PHYSICAL MEANS.


B F Skinner, and his behaviorally limited colleagues were all "gifted" with substantial Intellectualism, or what I refer to as the "Malady of Intellectualism," [Research Intellectualism Here], but what these intellectuals failed to realize is that THINKING is a symptom of the MIND USING THE BRAIN... Which does not directly expose the MIND... which is operating behind such thinking. Because the MIND itself, is Esoteric or invisible to the brain. What none of these scientists realized is that the nature of Intellectualism involves the RESULTS OF THE MIND USING THE BRAIN TO DENY ITSELF... by subtly feeding Delusional Thinking [or D-Think for short], to the Left-Hemisphere of the brain... which, unable to differentiate D-Think from its regular "thinking"... believes whatever D-Think that it processes to be valid, real, and true.


In other words, the person who shades the truth, fudges the truth, distorts the truth, or engages in half-truths... BELIEVES WHAT HE IS SAYING "IS TRUE". So, to confront such a person by saying "You are lying," only upsets that person... Hard to believe [for a normal person] that the person telling a lie... doesn't realize he is lying. But, the fact is, the person being operated by his/her MIND via D-Think [and a process I identify as DM=SI ] simply cannot "see" the lies he/she is conveying. His/her MIND literally prevents that person from realizing that he/she is lying. Hard to believe? Of course it is... nonetheless, it is true.

This is the normal case for congenital or habitual liars, and this is the case of those who, under stress or anxiety, or fear of being exposed... are PROTECTED by their MINDs by their MINDs engaging the DM=SI faculty... which subtly separates their awareness from "Conscience/Discretion" long enough to enable them to lie via a form of dissociated Delusional Thinking, or D-Think.


You see >> or more likely you do not "see", unless you are naturally Enlightened, or in natural possession of a high level of Intuition...<< that the Esoteric MIND Within Man... can only be studied while one is in a slightly "altered state of Consciousness" that I have labeled Empathetic Understanding. And, although Empathetic Understanding is a "natural" faculty of Man... it must be "learned" by specific training received by someone who has discovered this natural faculty Within him/herself. And, to do this requires an intense and prolonged program of specialized psychotherapy [more properly, Esochology , or This.


The prefix of Psychology is the Greek term "Psyche," which the Greeks defined as "Self, Soul, and Mind". Self, Soul and Mind are "abstract terms" or labels for the Esoteric [invisible] dimensions of Man, for which the ancient [Gnostic] Greeks created the "abstract term" "Psychology", as the title for their mystical study of these normally invisible dimensions of Man.


The term Psychology did not embrace the behavior of Man, because behaviors are symptoms, and symptoms do not explain, convey, nor reveal that which causes them... which is the MIND.

Combining Psyche [which stands for the invisible dimensions of Man, with logy [meaning a study of], the ancient Greek Gnostics clearly intended for their "Psychology" to stand for and point to a STUDY OF THE INVISIBLE DIMENSIONS OF MAN.


Unfortunately, too many people in Psychology in the early 1900s, were secure enough with their own Empathetic Understanding to resist, deny, and just laugh at the nonsense Skinner sold to the world [unknown to him, what he thought was being fed to the Left-Hemisphere of his brain by his MIND, as D-Think from the DM=SI of his MIND... which encouraged him to believe that [[the denial of the whole of himself by keeping him focused on the physical dimensions of himself ]] was a new IDEA ...and that he should share this with the world. The shame, of course, is that the field of "psychology" in the early 1900s, bought into Skinner's nonsense.



So... for a century now, the subtly insane notion that the oxymoron "behavioral psychology" is a good way to study man... has been promoted by those who UNKNOWINGLY fear the Esoteric dimensions of themselves. And this is modern mental health.
Brother James

Peace
Brother James
James W. Patterson, Ph.D.