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Lecture 1, 2, 3 notes of Psych 80A Psych and Religion taught by Ralph Quinn

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Lecture 1, 2, 3 notes of Psych 80A Psych and Religion taught by Ralph Quinn Psych 80A

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Lecture 1 intro: journey to the east, human beings as seekers Lecture 2 the mysterium tremendum et fascinans and the wholly other Lecture 3 ethnocentrism
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Psychology, religon, ingroup, outgroup, Ethnocentrism, meaning, needs, darkness, whollyother, numinous, Spirituality, journey, mysterium, tremedum, fascinans, namaste, sagire, seeker, journeytotheeast, RudolphOtto, CarlJung, ChinaGalland, DTCambell, Smith, Maslow




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Lecture 1, 2 and 3 Psych and Religion *Psych and Religion outlines are not included in these notes due to copyright. These  are my personal notes from lecture—if you need the outline they are provided on  ecommons. Lecture 1 (9/22/16) The Problem with Guides ­Journey to the East (book) ­Story about seekers, sacred fellowship looking for something The premise ­We once lived in a time of having magic in our lives. The magic is  now lost and we spend our lives looking for it again, and the moments in  which we find it again we consider spiritual experiences. The book is about all of us. Sagire­ to seek/to be a seeker ­to perceive clearly and keenly; learning what it really means to see As seekers we need guides and we seek them when we get lost We are hungry for spiritual moments—we are not going to automatically find  enlightenment, but enlightenment may not be far away it can happen deep inside  ourselves and be discovered by shifting the way we see the world. Namaste—(a greeting) “I great the God that is dwelling within you” I am addressing your truest most radiant self Lecture 2 (9/27/16) Is there a core religious or spiritual experience? What can we say about it? R. Otto—Religion is truly a fascinating mystery when it is truly alive ­the mystery of the religious experience is the “wholly other” (something  completely and incomprehensibly different from ourselves) Lecture 1, 2 and 3 Psych and Religion ­the experience of the numinous ­filled with a sense of the presence of a divinity The wholly other is beyond our ability to apprehend or comprehend therefore we recoil  in a wonder which strikes us chill and numb. The essence of religious experience is not in catechisms or cosmologies nor in texts or  readers—it’s “the mysterium tremendum et fascinans”  ­The feeling may be like a gentle tide, mellow, tranquil mood—worship or burst in sudden eruption from the depth of the soul with spasms and convulsions, intoxicated  frenzy.  ­also demonic forms which lead to horrified awe—shuddering All spiritual experiences are important (serene vs horrifying) China Galland­ Longing for Darkness ­there must be both light and dark in all religious experience To say that one is longing for darkness is to say one is longing for transformation— balance, wholeness, insight ­Spiritual journeys always involve a feeling of familiar ­temptaiton, horror, terror but if you survive/make it through the darkness it  leads to a transformation, reconnection, or rebirth Relink­reconnection (religion) with the wholly other Carl Jung­ Darkness is an essential part of the alchemical process—ancient way of  transformation ­Journeys carry us far and deep that come with a degree of mental confusion as  well as a discovery of darkness within ourselves. Joseph Cambell—Life is about contacting and following our bliss Lecture 1, 2 and 3 Psych and Religion but what if finding the darkness in ourselves is the only journey worth  taking Lecture 3 (9/29/16) Early 1990s William Grahm Sumner: in­group, out­group, ethnocentrism—a view of  things in which one’s own group is the center of everything, the group nourishes own  pride and vanity. There is a boost of superiority, exalt of own divinity/own Gods and the  group looks with contempt on outsiders. ­groups form relatively quickly ­everyone’s out­group is someone else’s in­group ­not all groups become ethnocentric DT Cambell psychological study of in­group/out­group (characteristics): 1.) See both yourself and group as virtuous and superior 2.) See your standards/values/morals as true therefore the outgroup’s values are  inferior and false 3.) Feel distrust, fear, hatred for the outgroup 4.) Will blame outgroup for any and all troubles  5.) Strong tendency towards obedience to in­group authority 6.) Show blind loyalty and solidarity to their group 7.) Extreme willingness to fight and die for the In­group Where is ethnocentrism today? Smith—it is possible that ethnocentrism is rooted in biology   Hinde—powerful mechanisms in in­group identification, not unreasonable to  entertain the possibility that natural selection plays a role o Survival—Evolutionary component Maslow—human needs, instinctual needs Lecture 1, 2 and 3 Psych and Religion First level: security and safety Second level: need for belongingness Also have an existential need for meaning in our lives—second need (Smith) ­“supraindividual” to believe in and devote selves to ­historically and traditionally we live in cultures that provide mythic  answers to why we are here and that is where our meaning comes  from ­but these answers aren’t working anymore and when culture stops  providing answers we tend to join groups. We have a need  for  meaning so we look for easy answers  denial of reality/repression of what is going on and  projection on to the out­group (Jung) We have to do better as people: How we can do better ­practice respect ­practice tolerance ­practice forgiveness


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