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ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 5

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 5

General Theory of Natural Selection Applied to Homo sapiens sapiens Wallace theorized that moral and ethical refinements are the ultimate object of Man’s future spiritual developments and that these refinements will be evidenced in the flesh of Man's animal nature in the head and face alone. I intend in this note to suggest how Wallace’s [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 4

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 4

First Theory of Natural Selection Applied to the Animal Nature of Man 1 Wallace’s First Theory of Natural Selection 2 is expressed thus: There is a general tendency in nature which will cause a certain variety to survive the parent species, and to give rise to successive variations departing further and further from that original type, and [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 3

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 3

A Postulate on Man’s Spiritual Origin 1 If man has a spiritual destiny, it stands to reason that man also has a spiritual origin. Toward the end of his first essay on man, "The Development of Human Races under the Law of Natural Selection" (1864), Wallace cautiously extends this proposition: "If the views I have here endeavored to sustain 2 [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Human Tendency Toward Spiritual Being, Part 2

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Human Tendency Toward Spiritual Being, Part 2

A Postulate on Man’s Spiritual Destiny 1 In the first essay that Alfred Russel Wallace devoted exclusively to the law of natural selection and man (in truth, the first essay devoted exclusively to the law of natural selection and man), "The Development of Human Races Under the Law of Natural Selection" (1864), Wallace already remarks that the [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 1

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Part 1

First Theory of Natural Selection The works of Alfred Russel Wallace, last reprinted only one hundred years ago, are perhaps as little known to our generation as the noncanonical scriptures of the ancients. His first major essay, "On the tendency of Varieties to depart indefinitely from the Original Type," first appeared – without the [...]

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Foreword

ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE: On the Tendency of Humans Toward Spiritual Being, Foreword

  FOREWORD The series of notes collected here under the generic title "On the Tendency of Humans Toward the Spiritual" attempts to expand and develop, in a preliminary manner, the theory of Alfred Russel Wallace on the spiritual origin and nature of the human species. In his own time, the statements Wallace made as a scientist on [...]

A Note on Homogenesis, Part 2

A Note on Homogenesis, Part 2

SUPPLEMENTS SUPPLEMENT 1 Nietzsche 1875 Translations by Walter Kaufman (Beyond Good and Evil; Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future, Friedrich Nietzsche, 1966).               SUPPLEMENT 2 Regional outgrowths of the Serbian – in Montenegro, in Bosnia, in Macedonia, in [...]

A Note on Homogenesis, Part 1

A Note on Homogenesis, Part 1

  Il nous est souvenu du lieu natal o nous n'avons naissance — St. John Perse, Amers, IV The process of human generation is psychic as well as physical. The fact of psychic phylogenesis was corroborated in clinical research a generation ago by the analytical psychologist Carl Jung. The dialectical process itself was [...]

POSSIBLE BOOKS: Carl Gustav Jung: The Collective Dream, Part 6

POSSIBLE BOOKS: Carl Gustav Jung: The Collective Dream, Part 6

CONTENTS PROLOGUE: "The Work of Art" (from CW 15) PART I: LITERATURE: THE COLLECTIVE DREAM THE RELATION OF ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY TO POETRY Chapter 1: "On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry" (from CW 15) Chapter 2: Modes of Creation (from CW 5– 8, 13, 15, 16) Chapter 3: The Symbol (from CW 3, 5, 6, 8, 9i, 10, 11, 13, 15, [...]

POSSIBLE BOOKS: Carl Gustav Jung: The Collective Dream, Part 5

POSSIBLE BOOKS: Carl Gustav Jung: The Collective Dream, Part 5

SUPPLEMENTS Supplement 1 The theory of literature that Jung propounded has been in existence now posthumously for more than thirty years and has inspired the production of a myriad of works of Jungian literary criticism long before the appearance of this published volume by "the master." Most recently, we note the prominence given to the [...]

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