The following image and text appeared on my Facebook timeline and I thought I’d share it and add my comments.
<Quote> “To say that a thing is imaginary is not to dispose of it in the realm of mind, for the imagination, or the image making faculty, is a very important part of our mental functioning. An image formed by the imagination is a reality from the point of view of psychology; it is quite true that it has no physical existence, but are we going to limit reality to that which is material? We shall be far out of our reckoning if we do, for mental images are potent things, and although they do not actually exist on the physical plane, they influence it far more than most people suspect.”
~ Dion Fortune Art: Zarina Situmorang <End quote>
The modern day “mentaloid” medical establishment and especially psychologists need to wrap their heads (Minds) around this. Memorized information can also be said to be imaginary as it’s a construct of the Mind. Example 2 + 2 = 4. There is no immediate physical proof that it exists, yet we believe it to be true. The same holds true for not only imagination, but also ones feelings and emotions. As an example, sadness and depression can’t be considered any less valid than happiness and excited, and while these are attributes of the psyche, they can also and be displayed in a physical manner. The labels that the positive “feel good” ones are acceptable and the so-called negative ones are not, are judgments based in ignorance. The mentaloid medical establishment still considers feelings and emotions to be a construct of the mind; to be controlled by it, and that concept and belief is seriously flawed. It’s time for the so-called medical establishment to end their authoritarian BS (Belief Systems) and get real, or move out. – Shenreed