A Visit to the Maslow Memorial Volume




Look what Bertha Maslow said in the Foreword:
"The third section contains excerpts from previously unpublished material of Abe's. I chose these pieces to emphasize areas in which Abe was especially misread, misinterpreted, or misunderstood. And by the stark, excerpted nature of the selections, I hope to have intensified the message. "

Let's look at Bertha's Section Three. It starts:

"No man is an Island, entire of it selfe;
Every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the maine;
If a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse,
As well as if a Promontory were,
As well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine own were.
Any man's death dimishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee." --John Donne from Devotions

Maslow: "This can be used nicely as is to apply to the B-realm. If it is diminished, I am dimished, and so is everybody else--whether or not he is aware of it."

Add Wilson, and you get: "You can be happy and not know it until you get a map."


And what follows are Maslow's plans:

"My plans and hopes for my work under the grant from the Laughlin Foundation had better be separately specified under "immediate" and "long-term." My grand life-long plan is to construct and write the comprehensive and systematic psychology and philosophy of human nature and society, which is now already in the process of formation. This humanistic psychology is in the truest sense a general and comprehensive outlook on life, a world view or life philosophy that is not merely intellectual but is also a way of living; a system of ethics and values, of politics and economics, of education and religion; a philosophy of science, and so on."
TBC