Creative involution by Cora Lenore WilliamsCreative involution by Cora Lenore Williams

Creative involution

byCora Lenore Williams

Paperback | July 5, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI Some Special Pboblems Of Involution I "Nor Shall I Deem Man's Object Served, His End Attained, His Genuine Strength Put Fairly Forth, While Only Here And There A Star Dispels The Darkness, Here And There A Towering Mind Overlooks Its Prostrate Fellows: When The Host Is Out At Once To The Despair Of Night, When All Mankind Alike Is Perfected, Equal In Full-blown Powers Then, Not Till Then, I SAY, BEGINS Man's GENERAL INFANCY." There is an old Icelandic myth which tells of the discomfiture that the god Thor underwent at the hands of the giants, who set him the task of lifting the Midgard Serpent, a snake so great that it reached round the entire earth, but by illusion was made to appear the size and shape of an ordinary cat. Our failure to solve the education problem is due to a similar misconception--what we take for the child-mind is a psychic entity as world-embracing as the Midgard Serpent, and, like the mighty Thor, we have need to summon all of our divine power if we would wrestle with it effectively. Never before in the history of civilisation has the crowd taken so important a place in the affairs of mankind. The substitution of the unconscious action of groups for the conscious activity of individuals is the most marked characteristic of our age. The collective mind is coming to be an ever-greater menace to the individual. Of no country is this truer than of our own, the land of the common school. We train our children to gregarious habits of thought and action, and then are surprised that they fail to meet the intellectual and moral standards of individual growth and development. Our education system is indeed out of joint, and in a far deeper sense than we are aware. It is a recognised fact that an agglomeration of men will...
Title:Creative involutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217926460

ISBN - 13:9780217926461