psychotherapy

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, cults, therapists, psychotherapy, therapy, psychotherapists, culture, modernity, and insight

Like the priestly cult of the Middle Ages, the modern priestly cult of "scientific" psychotherapists exist overwhelmingly to stultify or blunt a too-acute insight into the powers benumbed in our personalities by our prevailing culture.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, psychotherapy, therapy, values, insight, culture, modernity, health, and contrarianism

Ultimately the most profound problems with psychotherapy have always been that instead of possessing any contrarian or transcendent values to enable it to produce insights countervailing against our dysfunctional and incoherent and humanly destructive culture, its "therapists" have been virtually all shills or agents for this culture, trying to accommodate their patients to a fundamentally unhealthy and insane way of life.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Sir William Hamilton on psychotherapy, enlightenment, buddhism, and meditation

Many people have chosen psychotherapy over enlightenment.  Someone asked Anagarike Munindra, a great Buddhist meditation master in India, why it was easier for Asians to attain enlightenment.  His reply was that, "Westerners are doing psychotherapy."

  

William Hamilton (1788 - 1856)

Source: Saints and Psychopaths, Pages: 90

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