|They readily admit ignoring the "mind" as a thing of itself
to be studied or understood. The current subject is spiritually bankrupt and
all that emanates from it denies life, and everything positive about
humanity. The logical conclusion of modern psychological theory is that man
is an animal to be genetically bred, controlled, herded, and placed into
suitable environments. This is the approach of the modern social planner and
behavioral controller. These are the guys who governments fund, support and
listen to. Is it any wonder things aren't going so well on planet Earth?
Mr. P.D. Ouspensky says it well:
To begin with I must say that practically never in history has psychology stood at so low a level as at the present time. It has lost all touch with its origin and its meaning so that now it is even difficult to define the term "psychology": that is, to say what psychology is and what it studies. And this is so in spite of the fact that never in history have there been so many psychological theories and so many psychological writings. - The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution, 1950
He also adds that psychology may be the "oldest science and unfortunately, in its most essential features a forgotten science." A brief look at history is in order so the reader can understand more of what a true subject of psychology might entail.