Person/personhood: This book presents a …

Person/personhood:
This book presents a theory of the person, with a look at some of its practical implications for learning. The ‘other key’ referred to in the sub-title of this book is feeling, which I distinguish carefully from emotion, and define as resonance with being, the capacity by which we participate in and are compresent with our world. Feeling, so defined, I regard as the grounding level of personhood: within it all other phsychological modes are latent and out of it they proceed. The book explores this model and the sort of world-view it generates………. p2

By ‘the psyche I mean the human mind and its inherent life as a whole, including its unexpressed and unexplored potential, as well as what is manifest conscious development. By the ‘person’ I mean the psyche (mind) in manifestation as an aware developing being in whom all its modes are brought intentionally into play.
Heron, John (1992), Feeling and Personhood – Psychology in Another Key, London: Sage Publications p15

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This passage from the Guardian is intere…

This passage from the Guardian is interesting;

“It is this condition, so sadly morbid, into which society has fallen, that religion seeks to improve and transform. For the core of religious faith is that mystic feeling which unites Man with God. This state of spiritual communion can be brought about and maintained by means of meditation and prayer. And this is the reason why Bahá’u’lláh has so much stressed the importance of worship. It is not sufficient for a believer merely to accept and observe the teachings. He should, in addition, cultivate the sense of spirituality which he can acquire chiefly by means of prayer. The Bahá’í Faith, like all other Divine Religions, is thus fundamentally mystic in character. Its chief goal is the development of the individual and society, through the acquisition of spiritual virtues and powers. 87 It is the soul of man which has first to be fed. And this spiritual nourishment prayer can best provide. (Shoghi Effendi, Directives from the Guardian, p. 86)
“It is this condition, so sadly morbid, into which society has fallen, that religion seeks to improve and transform. For the core of religious faith is that mystic feeling which unites Man with God. This state of spiritual communion can be brought about and maintained by means of meditation and prayer. And this is the reason why Bahá’u’lláh has so much stressed the importance of worship. It is not sufficient for a believer merely to accept and observe the teachings. He should, in addition, cultivate the sense of spirituality which he can acquire chiefly by means of prayer. The Bahá’í Faith, like all other Divine Religions, is thus fundamentally mystic in character. Its chief goal is the development of the individual and society, through the acquisition of spiritual virtues and powers. It is the soul of man which has first to be fed. And this spiritual nourishment prayer can best provide. (Shoghi Effendi, Directives from the Guardian, p. 86)

Progress is of two kinds: material and s…

Progress is of two kinds: material and spiritual. The former is attained through observation of the surrounding existence and constitutes the foundation of civilization. Spiritual progress is through the breaths of the Holy Spirit and is the awakening of the conscious soul of man to perceive the reality of Divinity. Material progress ensures the happiness of the human world. Spiritual progress ensures the happiness and eternal continuance of the soul. The Prophets of God have founded the laws of divine civilization. They have been the root and fundamental source of all knowledge. They have established the principles of human brotherhood, of fraternity, which is of various kinds — such as the fraternity of family, of race, of nation and of ethical motives

(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 142)