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Chap 2 from Revealing the Power of Consciousness

Chap 2 from Revealing the Power of Consciousness

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Published by Richard Lloyd Jones
This is a chapter from Claudia Pacheco's eminently readable book about Analytical Trilogy. In this chapter, Dr. Pacheco discusses the dangers of placing the sensory life above the psychological life. Meaning that we put ourselves in spiritual danger when we give too much attention to our senses. In our materialistic world, this is balm for the soul.
This is a chapter from Claudia Pacheco's eminently readable book about Analytical Trilogy. In this chapter, Dr. Pacheco discusses the dangers of placing the sensory life above the psychological life. Meaning that we put ourselves in spiritual danger when we give too much attention to our senses. In our materialistic world, this is balm for the soul.

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The Mistake of Placing the Sensorial Life Above thePsychological Life
From
Revealing the Power of Consciousness: the Handbook to Analytical Trilogy 
, by Dr. Claudia Bernhardt Pach
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EXCERPT: (from
Origin of Health 
, by Norberto Keppe,
Part One, Chapter 4
 ) The seed of human illness lies in our excessively sensorial conduct, which puts uson a lower plane in regard to our dignity.
CLAUDIA:Well, it would be important for me to explain this a bit first. In the Middle Ages,Christianity and the Church considered the sensorial life, or the “flesh” as the Christianscalled it, evil. They saw the body, the instincts, the desires as evil in themselves. This is not what Dr. Keppe is proposing in his scientific work. What he has verified, though, is thatthe most neurotic and psychotic people are much more attached to the sensorial aspects of life than to the psychological. This is not saying that the sensorial is evil and should beeliminated from life, of course, but this attitude of making the sensorial aspects moreimportant than the psychological aspects represents our big mistake. If our lives are spentlooking only after our food, sex, clothing and material needs, we will waste the best of ourbeings and our lives. This is important to see because we are meant to live eternally, or certainly for alot longer than we do. And we don’t, of course, because we have cut ourselves off fromthe source of essential and eternal life. This source is essential energy, which is a synonymfor consciousness, love, pure action, beauty, goodness, justice – all these eternal, essentialthings that never change and are everlasting. We deny these eternal things in ourselves. This is why we die, because our“flesh” – our bodies, our instincts – depends energetically on spirit and essential energy toexist and function. How could our body be fed energetically only by food or sex? It’simpossible. We now have scientific proof that the energy that gives life, vibration,movement, action to our bodies does not come from food; it comes from ourpsychological/spiritual life.Now, in Integral Psychoanalysis, we have studied these psychological aspectsscientifically, and we’ve seen that what helps heal people is faith. But what is faith? Faith isthe deep acceptance of that which is truly valuable and essential, which is always presentand real and good; faith in the validity of doing good things and taking action that is morepure, and believing that what is everlasting are the values of beauty and hope and justice.People who are more inclined to feed or encourage these positive values are healed muchmore often in their lives. We see this clearly in our Integral Psychoanalysis clinic and inother psychiatric clinics as well; if the person has faith – and this does not mean he needsto be Christian or Jewish or Islamic or whatever – if the person has faith in what is good,positive and hopeful (and this would mean accepting the value and importance of thepsychological/spiritual aspect of their lives), they heal much easier, not only from physicaldiseases but from psychosis and neurosis as well. An unfaithful, skeptical person is very difficult to treat psychologically or physically.Dr. Keppe does not call himself a religious person in the traditional sense of the word, but he also doesn’t see a separation. He doesn’t suggest that faith and science orspirit and mind exist in different compartments. He considers that to be healthy, everyone
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must be very linked to spirit, to culture and esthetics, to justice, to ethics, and ultimately, of course, to the ultimate source of energy and goodness. But many people put all their valuesolely in sensorial aspects – money or what they possess, what they eat, what they drink, whatever kind of sexual pleasures and needs they crave. They see happiness only in thesenses, and the result of this is that these people tend to somatize their problems in theirbodies. They get sick and have surgery more often because of this sensorial attachment;they are less physically and psychologically healthy. Now, let’s continue with the reading.
 The aim of this book is to try to save civilization which has been turnedaround in relation to reality, which is why we become ill and fall into all sorts of adversity. Some examples of this are the fact that evil as well as good is seen as thecause of reality, as though it were necessary to have health and sickness to havelife, God and Satan to have creation, day and night for light to appear, yes and nofor the real to emerge.Because of this inversion, human beings spend almost all of their timeinvolved in dealing with evil instead of dedicating themselves to making goodnessprevail, and in this way, they waste two thirds of their existence attending to whatshould be dispensable. The time people waste on dispensable things is absolutely lamentable,because in addition to taking up the greater part of their lives, it leads to anannulment of their true being and prevents them from acting.
CLAUDIA:And our society today is very much organized to prevent human beings frombeing. We see this in our materialistic society. We see people today being very worried justabout staying alive; not only having a home and food and clothing, but also not having abomb drop on their heads or being imprisoned because they are anti war or something. Wesee people who have a fear of being jailed because they are not paying bank interest forthese billionaires. So people must be very careful today just to stay alive or have freedom. We can see that more and more, we are fighting just to survive. We are notfighting to
be.
 We are fighting a more basic fight for our dignity, for culture and the arts,for our spirits to be fed, for religious and artistic freedom, culture, science,accomplishment, work. People don’t even have the right to work anymore. This is crazy! If people are denied the right to work, they very quickly get sick or die. Let’s continue.
Client: I'm very pleased because this year I didn't buy any new clothes. Analyst: What do you think about that?Client: I guess it means I've given up my mask. Analyst: You're letting go of your sensorialism.Client: What is that? Analyst: It refers to when people live more by their senses, the inferior elements,than by their psychological life.Genuine well-being is without a doubt spiritual (psychological) well-being brought about by contact with truth and beauty, because the human spirit isauthentic and harmonious, like a container receiving fresh water, as it is meant to.
CLAUDIA:So it looks like Keppe is speaking about another world, another planet, anotherhumanity, something totally opposite from what we live. But this world he is touching isnot some utopia. This is what we were once. We have decayed, we have declined from this
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