J’s Diary Entry
Tuesday, 9 May 1995
“For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied. A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of ‘spirit’ over matter. “
“Illness as a Metaphor” by Susan Sontag
This is from “Illness as a Metaphor” by Susan Sontag that I borrowed from the library. It’s great, really interesting. Especially that line “psychology… being a sublimated spiritualism.” that is so true, I had never thought of this. It’s almost revelatory – I think that way about psychology. I tend to think it’s the be-all and end-all, and that all the answers are there. It’s really made me think. It’s so valid.