Friday 24 June 2016

Schopenhauer and formation

Irwin Yalom's The Schopenhauer Cure - easily available on the net - is a good read - especially for the examples of group therapy interactions that the book contains. Examples of how a formator could get down from the externals - behaviour, remarks, attitudes - to the motivations.

We would, of course, need to develop the ability to dig deep into an experience as salesian religious - not as pure psychologists.

Here the theme of the true concreteness of experience: if God exists, and if he is working to redeem the world, we will find traces of his action in our experience. The true return to concreteness, perhaps essayed by Edith Stein, certainly advocated by Lonergan, and clearly remarked upon by Fred Lawrence. 

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