Pierre Grimes, PhD, is a specialist in classical Greek philosophy. He is the founder of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. He is also founder of the Noetic Society in the Los Angeles area. He is author of Philosophical Midwifery: A New Paradigm for Understanding Human Problems, Socrates and Jesus: A Dialogue in Heaven, and Unblocking: Removing Blocks to Understanding. He is also a decorated veteran of the second world war.
Here he maintains that, unlike in Plato, deep psychotherapeutic insights can be found in Homer. In fact, Pierre’s development of “philosophical midwifery” is largely based on Homer. Plato was more of a pure mystic. Both Homer and Plato probably participated in the Eleusinian mysteries. In the Republic, Plato argues that Homer should not be taught to young children. Instead, the philosopher kings should make up “noble lies” for the benefit of the people.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on September 10, 2018)
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