F r o m t h e G r e e k – to p e r c e i v e , t o t h i n k , t h e r e s u l t of p e r c e i v i n g o r o b s e r v i n g – m e t a n o i a m e a n s ” a c h a n g e o f m i n d ” .
In Theology, metanoia is used to refer to the change of
mind which is brought about in repentance.
The prefix “meta-” carries with it other variants that are
consistent with the Eastern Greek philosophical mindset,
“Meta-” is additionally used to imply “beyond” and “outside of.”
E.g., metamorphosis as a beyond-change; and, metaphysics as
outside the limits of physics.
The Greek term for repentance, metanoia, denotes a change of mind, a
reorientation, a fundamental transformation of outlook, of an individual’s vision of the world and of her/himself, and a new way of loving others and the Universe. In the words of a second-century text, The Shepherd of Hermas, it implies “great understanding,” discernment.
In Carl Jung’s psychology, metanoia indicates a spontaneous attempt of the psyche to heal itself of unbearable conflict by melting down and then being reborn in a more adaptive form.
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- Walter A. Davis, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University
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Human Resources diagnoses the 20th century.”
- Stephen Soldz, Professor, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis;
President, Psychologists for Social Responsibility
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- Andrew Goliszek, Author, In the Name of Science:
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- Bruce E. Levine, Author Commonsense Rebellion:
Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations, and a World Gone Crazy
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- Andrew Marshall, Centre for Research on Globalization
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Viewer discretion, and love, advised.
- David Ker Thomson, Professor,
Language and Thinking Program at Bard College
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