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originally posted by: ABNARTY
The more you study history, I mean really dig into it, the more you will see the same bothersome aspects popping up over and over. It's nothing new. Just the manifestations today look modern somehow.
Gestalt psychology or gestaltism (German: Gestalt "shape, form") is a theory of mind of the Berlin School. Gestalt psychology tries to understand the laws of our ability to acquire and maintain meaningful perceptions in an apparently chaotic world. The central principle of gestalt psychology is that the mind forms a global whole with self-organizing tendencies. This principle maintains that when the human mind (perceptual system) forms a percept or gestalt, the whole has a reality of its own, independent of the parts. The original famous phrase of Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka, The whole is other than the sum of the parts is often incorrectly translated. as "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" and thus used when explaining gestalt theory, and further incorrectly applied to systems theory.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
I'm waiting for a hundredth monkey effect.
Regards to recent developments of thoughts towards plans of action, your examples are in line with some I've had myself and I'm hesitant to even provide as brief an outline as you have. Seeing what the system does to those it targets and how relentless it us about protecting itself makes one squeamish.
originally posted by: QuietSpeech
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
I don't recall many of your conversations being geared towards religious belief. You have a boatload of posts though so I could be way off on this.