I stumbled upon this off- print while going through the papers of one American psychologist(never mind which one) working in the first half of the 20th century.The recipient left no comments about it. It would seem, after a bit of poking around the internet, that this rabid diatribe comes from a KKK sponsored journal(The American Standard) appearing in New York between 1924- 1925( though I can’t say for sure- as I don’t have access to any library that holds the journal). Leaving aside the sinister purposes of the parent organization, one cannot but appreciate the brute paranoia of it, couched as it is in half- baked notions of telepathy, with a bit of James, New Thought and some old fashioned anti- Catholic sentiment to boot.
Last week, the centre (albeit with a reduced contingent) celebrated the end of our year long journey to complete the reading of Jaspers’ unwieldy, 800 page strong Allgemeine Psychopathologie. The pictures( courtesy of Fuhito) are from the subsequent banquet, whereas the quotes are an idiosyncratic selection of philosophical musings with which Jaspers occasionally peppers his psychopathological synthesis.
*Karl Jaspers, General Psychopathology. Translated from the German 7th edition by J. Hoenig and Marian W. Hamilton(Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1963)