Professor Keirsey had his lecture course on Madness taped on cassettes in 1982. This post is the seventh audio track. More audio tracks will follow.
Track 1: The beginning of History of Madness lecture course
He surveys the idea of madness “as far back as we can go”. At the end of the course, he talks a little about his theory of madness: which he called at the time, “Wholistic Theory of Madness” based social field theory and Temperament.
Once asked what was the most important thing he wanted people to get from his work, he said:
“I want people to understand that there is no such thing as madness.”
Energy element: instinct — provide force. Archetypes (what Jung called instinct).
There are force elements. Energy is a force element with energy in it. Forces are in centers – confining barrier. “They got problems there.”
Hydraulic Metaphor: Values, tubes, and chambers. Chambers: SuperEgo, Ego, Id.
Laws of Configuration.
The form is inherent.
The theory of type.
The mind-body “problem” of elementalism.
The Wholistic View.
Wheeler’s Laws of Human Nature
Systems and polarities