Adam Crabtree, RP, is a trainer of psychotherapists and has a private therapy practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, He is author of From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing, Multiple Man: Explorations in Possession and Multiple Personality, Trance Zero: Breaking the Spell of Conformity, and Evolutionary Love and the Ravages of Greed. He is also coauthor of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, and he is coeditor of Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality.
Here he describes “agape” as a form of love in which the well-being of the beloved person is the foremost and only consideration. “Eros” on the other hand, is a selfish form of love, based on the lover’s impulse to satisfy their desire for their beloved person. He describes agape as the “conscience of eros” and maintains that, without agape, eros can degenerate into an endless cycle of greed. Both eros and agape are necessary.
(Recorded on December 9, 2017)
Published on May 18, 2018