To study means “to learn.” Before one can begin to understand Metapsychiatry one needs to expose themselves to the ideas of Metapsychiatry. Here are the options to get started:
-Read the books and booklets: Two good booklets to begin with are: The Soundless Music of Life and Forgiveness – but if you are drawn to another booklet or book, by all means, begin there.
-Listen to audio recordings of classes and dialogues with Dr. Hora: The first three on the home page of Audio Recordings cover some of the core ideas of Metapsychiatry.
-Watch the video recording of Dr. Hora and the 60 minute documentary on Metapsychiatry.
If after being exposed to the ideas you are drawn to hear, read and see more – this study may be just right for you. If you are drawn and have questions or concerns – make an appointment with a Metapsychiatry Counselor to see if your questions and concerns can be answered.
For more on the process of understanding read more here. . .
The process of understanding is a fascinating study because understanding is something that we cannot do. We are facing the fact that there are vitally important things in life that cannot be done. How does one partake in something that one cannot do? We all realize that to understand the truth is very important, and yet it is something that we cannot actively bring about. Existentialism emphasizes the importance of authenticity of being. The human experience is fraught with conscious and unconscious falsehoods because we do not differentiate clearly between what is genuine and what is a “put on.” Authenticity of being is important for health and for fulﬁllment in life, but it requires commitment, attention, and understanding. We have to become perceptive of what is genuine and what is false, what just seems to be and what really is. There are many things in life that seem to be but are not really.
Let us come back to the issue of understanding. Here again, authenticity and radical sincerity are required because we can easily fool ourselves that we know something while we only know about it. This is also called intellectualism. Intellectualism is fundamentally fraudulent. When we make an intellectual statement, we pretend that we know something and actually it is not true; we only know about it. The essence of intellectuality is fraud. But how does understanding, genuine knowing, come about? Let us ask, Is it possible to understand that two and two is ﬁve? No, it is not possible to understand what is not true. It is only possible to believe it. We can understand, i.e., realize only what is true. Again, we are here confronted with an epistemological principle, namely, that it is not possible to understand what is not true. Only truth can be understood.
To come back to the issue of understanding, there are several prerequisites for understanding to occur. One of them is not to try to remember what is being said; the second is not to agree with what is being said, nor disagree; the third is not to believe what is being said, nor to disbelieve it; the fourth is not to try to trust someone, nor to distrust him. What happens when these four categories of thought are eliminated from our way of facing an issue? The open mind is attained and it is only under the condition of open-minded receptivity that understanding can come about. The primary requisite for understanding to happen is the open-minded confrontation of that which reveals itself from moment to moment.