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 "The job of psychology is to offer a way and find a place for soul within its own field." ​ "The job of psychology is to offer a way and find a place for soul within its own field." ​
  
-[[aker:Death|Ω]] p. xvi "By //soul// I mean, first of all, a perspective rather than a substance, a viewpoint toward things rather than a thing itself. ​ This perspective is reflective; it mediates events and makes differences between ourselves and everything that happens. ​ Between us and events, between the doer and the deed, there is a reflective moment - and soul-making means differentiating this middle ground."​ <fc green>​What exactly does he mean by differentiating?​ ...is it simply to demarcate this middle ground between subject and object, between the doer and the deed? ...so this book is a work to define this territory that belongs to soul-making?</​fc>​ \\ "In another attempt upon the idea of soul I suggested that the word refers to that unknown component which makes meaning possible, turns events into experiences,​ is communicated in love, and has a religious concern. ​ These four qualifications I had already put forth some years ago;<fc red><​sup>​[[aker:books_and_literature:​suicide_and_the_soul|4]]</​sup></​fc> ​ I had begun to use the term freely, usually interchangeably with psyche (from Greek) and anima (from Latin). ​ Now I am adding __three__ necessary modifications. ​ \\ First, "​soul"​ refers to the //​deepening//​ of events into experiences;​ \\ second, the significance soul makes possible, whether in love or in religious concern, derives from its special //relation to death.// \\ And third, by "​soul"​ I mean the imaginative possibility in our natures, the experiencing through reflective speculation,​ dream, image, and //fantasy// - that mode which recognizes all realities as primarily symbolic or metaphorical."​ <fc green>​Underline mine.  So basically, Soul is the ability for symbolic thinking.</​fc>​+[[:death|Ω]] p. xvi "By //soul// I mean, first of all, a perspective rather than a substance, a viewpoint toward things rather than a thing itself. ​ This perspective is reflective; it mediates events and makes differences between ourselves and everything that happens. ​ Between us and events, between the doer and the deed, there is a reflective moment - and soul-making means differentiating this middle ground."​ <fc green>​What exactly does he mean by differentiating?​ ...is it simply to demarcate this middle ground between subject and object, between the doer and the deed? ...so this book is a work to define this territory that belongs to soul-making?</​fc>​ \\ "In another attempt upon the idea of soul I suggested that the word refers to that unknown component which makes meaning possible, turns events into experiences,​ is communicated in love, and has a religious concern. ​ These four qualifications I had already put forth some years ago;<fc red><​sup>​[[books_and_literature:​suicide_and_the_soul|4]]</​sup></​fc> ​ I had begun to use the term freely, usually interchangeably with psyche (from Greek) and anima (from Latin). ​ Now I am adding __three__ necessary modifications. ​ \\ First, "​soul"​ refers to the //​deepening//​ of events into experiences;​ \\ second, the significance soul makes possible, whether in love or in religious concern, derives from its special //relation to death.// \\ And third, by "​soul"​ I mean the imaginative possibility in our natures, the experiencing through reflective speculation,​ dream, image, and //fantasy// - that mode which recognizes all realities as primarily symbolic or metaphorical."​ <fc green>​Underline mine.  So basically, Soul is the ability for symbolic thinking.</​fc>​
  
 p. xvii "​Everything we know and feel and every statement we make are all fantasy-based,​ that is, they derive from psychic images. ... Fantasy-images are both the raw materials and finished products of psyche, and they are the privileged mode of access to knowledge of soul.  Nothing is more primary."​ <fc green>So without soul as the symbolic thinking principle there is no communication with psyche, with the Self, with the unconscious.</​fc>​ p. xvii "​Everything we know and feel and every statement we make are all fantasy-based,​ that is, they derive from psychic images. ... Fantasy-images are both the raw materials and finished products of psyche, and they are the privileged mode of access to knowledge of soul.  Nothing is more primary."​ <fc green>So without soul as the symbolic thinking principle there is no communication with psyche, with the Self, with the unconscious.</​fc>​