The requirement imposed on anyone who wants to practice psychoanalysis as a profession is to be first ” psychoanalyzed ” himself..So from what source did the first psychoanalyst obtain the “power ” that they communicate to their disciples, and by whom where they themselves ” psychoanalyzed in the first place..from what source then did modern psychology first originated ??
This question touches upon the very kernel of this issue !
No psychology or science of the soul without Metaphysic
An authentic and integral psychology needs a priori to be rooted in and intrinsically connected to a spiritual tradition in order to be effective. Indeed each orthodox spiritual tradition contains a corresponding integral psychology, since the spirit simultaneously supersedes the psyche and includes it, however the reverse is not true for the psychology , as the psyche is always subordinated to what is higher than it , namely spirit..
We racall an illuminating point that speaks to the unanimity of all integral psychologies that correspond to their traditional spiritualities before the rupture of the modern world “ There is no science of the soul without a metaphysical basis to it and without spiritual remedies at it s disposal “
Modern psychology has not only radically left but negates it s metaphysical origin, it now seeks to cure the mind in isolation rather than recognize the separation of the soul from the spiritual domain as the roots of the problem.
Indeed , the word “mental” is often used to indicate the domain which has been explored by western psychologist and which is often expressed by the word ” psyche” so as to avoid religious inferences suggested by the word ” soul” and his