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Psychology of a Biographer

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The myth of introspection varies from individual to individual in accord to their particular stories. For example; I am an ally of introspection; I regularly go through this process make myself more stable and undetermined towards the way I view my myth. I strongly believe, “Aimless beings can find hope through this self-examination mechanism”.

I have met people who think the process of introspection is NOT just storytelling and reflecting on the past actions. They have gone way beyond that---Introspection has given them a higher ability to introspect the values of their own worthiness in a spiritual level. This is really an impressive development. Unfortunately, doing something this extraordinary is NOT easy for every individual because of the difference in the present mental state.

In this topic, I will discuss the deeper psychology of a human mind that helps to blossom the power of self-analysis and also the psychology of a container called biographer.

Are you familiar with the term “Psychobiography”?
A thesis that can be considered as the base introspection. The science of psychobiography deals with the study of the behavioral instincts of a human introspective mind through the whole development of personal mythology.

There are some rules of psychobiography that Temenos theory follows through the Personal Mythology sessions:

Psychobiography is not the biography!
Biography intends to tell the whole story of a person’s life, but psychobiography shines on the particular core stories that are responsible for certain grand transformations.

Psychobiography puts significance on history, but it doesn’t ignore an individual’s present social life. It tries to connect the past with the present and leads the whole moral towards a blissful future.

Psychobiography doesn’t deal with the whole cosmology of an individual—though it gets involved up to some extent to give a bright idea about that particular individual’s origin.

Modern psychobiographical researchers say, our childhood stage shows many decorative emotions of life. Sometimes those memories act as the source of strong influence in the future and sometimes as unforgettable events of our life. But we shouldn't forget that childhood is just a part of the life's big myth.

I think it’s pretty much clear from this discussion that why a biographer should know the principles of psychobiography before getting into the myth-making.

This all about the exoteric preparations that we need to know before the session— So, how can we hold a right emotional balance through the myth-making session?

Never afraid to tell your story even if it doesn’t sound true to other people. Some people may think you are crazy or delusional, but always have faith on your myth, because that’s how you think about yourself. Your myth is the unwavering answer of your introspective mind, so don’t feel shy to share it–if the things you are saying are truly from your heart then people around you will understand.

There are some truths that our introspective mind doesn’t want to reveal and sometimes some mental states can’t be introspected so easily.

Things like this happen all the time—Here, a facilitator should always try to make the prospect’s environment more comfortable during the session and the prospect must possess the absolute beliefs, on the whole, myth-making process.


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