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 Feb 9, 2019

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Free Minds for a Free Society

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Modern Art and the Decline of Civilization
12:36
We live in an age where our extensive scientific knowledge and our love of all things objective and measurable has placed religion in a precarious … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/06/modern-art-decline-of-civilization/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jun 19, 2019
Carl Jung and the Psychology of the Man-Child
9:55
To watch the rest of this video series – and all our Membership Videos – become a Supporting Member! Become a Supporting Member “Man cannot … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/06/carl-jung-psychology-of-man-child/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jun 05, 2019
The Outsider’s Guide to the Social World
9:55
Shakespeare famously claimed that “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” and this theatrical quality of life is nowhere … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/05/outsiders-guide-social-world/">Read More ›</a></span>
May 16, 2019
Why Purpose and Discipline Promote Psychological Well-Being
7:21
“Unlimited possibilities are not suited to man; if they existed, his life would only dissolve in the boundless. To become strong, a man’s life needs … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/04/why-purpose-discipline-promote-psychological-well-being/">Read More ›</a></span>
Apr 30, 2019
How to Overcome the Downward Pull of Other People
9:28
“A man’s shortcomings are taken from his epoch; his virtues and greatness belong to himself.” Goethe Of the many factors which influence our psychological health, … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/04/overcome-downward-pull-of-other-people/">Read More ›</a></span>
Apr 11, 2019
The Benefits of Reading Great Books
7:08
“Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use?…They are for nothing but to inspire.” Ralph Waldo … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/03/benefits-reading-great-books/">Read More ›</a></span>
Mar 29, 2019
Why Public Schools and the Mainstream Media Dumb Us Down
10:50
“Resist much, obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved; Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty.” … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/03/public-schools-mainstream-media-dumb-us-down/">Read More ›</a></span>
Mar 19, 2019
The Psychology of Resilience: Thriving in Adversity
7:22
“Excellence withers without an adversary.” Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Life deals us an abundance of obstacles and adversities and so, one would think, the … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/02/psychology-of-resilience/">Read More ›</a></span>
Mar 01, 2019
Carl Jung on Overcoming Anxiety Disorders
11:25
“The perpetual hesitation of the neurotic to launch out into life is readily explained by his desire to stand aside so as not to get … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/02/carl-jung-overcoming-anxiety-disorders/">Read More ›</a></span>
Feb 25, 2019
Carl Jung and The Value of Anxiety Disorders
10:13
“I am not altogether pessimistic about neurosis. In many cases we have to say, “Thank heaven he could make up his mind to be neurotic.” … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/01/carl-jung-value-of-anxiety-disorders/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jan 29, 2019
Why You Should Strive for a Meaningful Life, Not a Happy One
9:44
“There is only one inborn error, and that is the notion that we exist in order to be happy….So long as we persist in this … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2019/01/strive-for-meaningful-life-not-a-happy-one/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jan 11, 2019
Nietzsche and The Human Animal: The Domesticated and The Strong
10:00
“I call an animal, a species, an individual corrupt, when it loses its instincts, when it chooses, when it prefers, what is harmful to it.” … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/12/nietzsche-human-animal-domesticated-strong/">Read More ›</a></span>
Dec 20, 2018
The Psychology of Self-Sabotage and Resistance
8:30
Each month we create a new video for those who support us through our membership program – this video is one of them. To gain … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/12/psychology-of-self-sabotage-resistance/">Read More ›</a></span>
Dec 06, 2018
Nietzsche and Jung: Myth and the Age of the Hero
10:28
“Here we have our present age … bent on the extermination of myth. Man today, stripped of myth, stands famished among all his pasts and … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/11/nietzsche-jung-myth-age-of-the-hero/">Read More ›</a></span>
Nov 22, 2018
The Problem of Anger – How to Use the Power of Your Dark Side
9:01
We are lived by Powers we pretend to understand.  (W. H. Auden) Of all the powers that shape our life, our emotions stand out both … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/10/problem-of-anger-power-dark-side/">Read More ›</a></span>
Oct 31, 2018
The Psychology of Depression – How To Ruin Your Life
10:00
“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.” (John Keats) Rare is the … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/10/psychology-of-depression/">Read More ›</a></span>
Oct 15, 2018
Why Passivity Breeds Mediocrity and Mental Illness
8:37
“This is one of the most urgent problems for civilized man. He has created civilization to give himself security. Security for what? For boredom? His … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/09/passivity-mediocrity-mental-illness/">Read More ›</a></span>
Sep 27, 2018
Performing Therapy On Yourself: Self-Knowledge and Self-Realization
8:19
Why do so many people fail to flourish? And what can we do in our own life to ensure we do not succumb to the … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/09/performing-therapy-on-yourself/">Read More ›</a></span>
Sep 10, 2018
Social Media and The Psychology of Loneliness
8:52
“All man’s history is an endeavor to shatter his loneliness.” (Norman Cousins, Modern Man is Obsolete) In today’s world, with all the technologies built to … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/08/social-media-psychology-of-loneliness/">Read More ›</a></span>
Aug 21, 2018
The Addict in Us All: How Smartphones are Creating a Population of Addicts
7:51
“Speak not of gifts, or innate talents! One can name all kinds of great men who were not very gifted. But they acquired greatness, became … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/07/addict-in-us-all-smartphones-creating-population-of-addicts/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jul 30, 2018
Epictetus and Stoicism: The Wisdom of the Slave Philosopher
7:05
“Always to seek to conquer myself rather than fortune, to change my desires rather than the order of the world, and generally to believe that … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/06/epictetus-stoicism-wisdom-of-the-slave-philosopher/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jun 30, 2018
Aldous Huxley and Brave New World: The Dark Side of Pleasure
8:43
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” (Goethe) These words were written by Goethe nearly 200 years ago, but … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/06/aldous-huxley-brave-new-world-dark-side-of-pleasure/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jun 21, 2018
Why We Can’t Vote Our Way to Freedom
8:54
For hundreds of years freedom reigned as a preeminent value in Western civilization, and with the abolition of slavery in the mid-19th century, the tide … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/05/why-we-cant-vote-our-way-to-freedom/">Read More ›</a></span>
May 23, 2018
Abraham Maslow and the Psychology of Self-Actualization
6:07
“What human beings can be, they must be.” (Abraham Maslow, Motivation and Personality) In the early-20th century, psychologists were primarily concerned with the sicknesses that … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/05/abraham-maslow-psychology-of-self-actualization/">Read More ›</a></span>
May 08, 2018
Why We Struggle To Change
7:37
“To be human, is not a fact, but a task.” (Soren Kierkegaard) As Kierkegaard, and many others have long realized, life is a continual series … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/04/why-we-struggle-to-change/">Read More ›</a></span>
Apr 11, 2018
How We Enslave Ourselves
7:51
Since the birth of civilization, tyrannical rulers have plagued mankind. Driven by an insatiable appetite for power such individuals have done their best to control … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/03/how-we-enslave-ourselves/">Read More ›</a></span>
Mar 21, 2018
Carl Jung, the Shadow, and the Dangers of Psychological Projection
8:04
“The sad truth is that man’s real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites—day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/02/carl-jung-shadow-dangers-of-psychological-projection/">Read More ›</a></span>
Feb 28, 2018
Soren Kierkegaard and The Psychology of Anxiety
6:29
“Just as a physician might say that there is very likely not one single living human being who is completely healthy, so anyone who really … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/02/soren-kierkegaard-psychology-anxiety/">Read More ›</a></span>
Feb 20, 2018
The Psychological Benefits of Contemplating Death
6:15
“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/01/psychological-benefits-of-contemplating-death/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jan 31, 2018
Ralph Waldo Emerson and The Psychology of Self-Reliance
5:52
“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2018/01/ralph-waldo-emerson-psychology-of-self-reliance/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jan 18, 2018
George Orwell and 1984: How Freedom Dies
7:38
Find a list of the images used in the video here. George Orwell’s writings have experienced a spike in popularity over the past decade and … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/12/george-orwell-1984-how-freedom-dies/">Read More ›</a></span>
Dec 30, 2017
The Psychology of Authenticity
7:35
“Poets, philosophers and seers have always concerned themselves with the idea of a true self, and the betrayal of the self has been a typical … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/12/psychology-of-authenticity/">Read More ›</a></span>
Dec 12, 2017
The Psychology of Alfred Adler: Superiority, Inferiority and Courage
8:58
“It would not be easy to find another author,” wrote Henri Ellenberger in The Discovery of the Unconscious, “from which so much has been borrowed … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/11/psychology-of-adler-superiority-inferiority-courage/">Read More ›</a></span>
Nov 29, 2017
The Jonah Complex and the Fear of Greatness
6:08
“The impetus that makes you fly is our great human possession. Everybody has it. It is the feeling of being linked with the roots of … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/11/jonah-complex-fear-of-greatness/">Read More ›</a></span>
Nov 14, 2017
Carl Jung: What is the Individuation Process?
11:04
Far too many of us are oblivious to the dangers that some of our behavioural patterns pose to our long-term well-being. Instead of facing up … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/10/carl-jung-what-is-the-individuation-process/">Read More ›</a></span>
Oct 26, 2017
Nietzsche and Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Last Man and The Superman
10:19
In Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the main character leaves his home at the age of 30 and retreats into the mountains hoping to find enlightenment. There, … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/10/nietzsche-and-zarathustra-last-man-superman/">Read More ›</a></span>
Oct 17, 2017
The Psychology of Self-Transformation
10:38
Find a list of the paintings used in the video here. “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” (Henry David Thoreau, Walden) Henry … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/09/psychology-of-self-transformation/">Read More ›</a></span>
Sep 28, 2017
Nietzsche and Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Becoming Gods
11:17
“God is dead! God remains dead! And we have killed him!  How shall we console our selves, the most murderous of all murderers?  The holiest and the … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/09/nietzsche-thus-spoke-zarathustra-becoming-gods/">Read More ›</a></span>
Sep 19, 2017
Decentralization and Freedom
10:30
Governments are responsible for some of the greatest atrocities in history. The 20th century was particularly brutal in this respect, with tens of millions of … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/08/decentralization-and-freedom/">Read More ›</a></span>
Aug 31, 2017
The Psychology of Solitude
7:50
“The fear of finding oneself alone – that is what they suffer from – and so they don’t find themselves at all.” (Andre Gide, The … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/08/psychology-of-solitude/">Read More ›</a></span>
Aug 22, 2017
The Psychology of Self-Deception
10:28
“With all that which a person allows to appear, one may ask: what is it meant to hide? What should it divert the eyes from?. … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/07/psychology-of-self-deception/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jul 27, 2017
Edward Bernays and Group Psychology: Manipulating the Masses
11:50
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/07/edward-bernays-group-psychology-manipulating-the-masses/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jul 12, 2017
The Psychology of Conformity
10:56
“For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure”. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) This remark by Ralph Waldo Emerson makes it clear that the forces of … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/06/psychology-of-conformity/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jun 28, 2017
Carl Jung and the Spiritual Problem of the Modern Individual
11:32
As a practicing psychologist and keen observer of the Western world, Carl Jung noticed that many people in his day were afflicted by debilitating feelings … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/06/carl-jung-spiritual-problem-modern-individual/">Read More ›</a></span>
Jun 14, 2017
The Psychology of Envy and Social Justice
10:06
“Our envy of others devours us most of all.” (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago) Stretching back to the time of the Ancient Greeks, countless philosophers have … <span class="read-more-link"><a class="read-more" href="https://academyofideas.com/2017/05/psychology-of-envy-social-justice/">Read More ›</a></span>
May 30, 2017