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Wolfgang Herrmann (Germany), Goethe University Frankfurt, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

«Linda Roethlisberger’s trilogical model is therefore in line with a tradition that goes back many centuries.»

“The attempt to overcome the dualistic conception of man of the Platonic (early) Middle Ages manifested itself as monistic, deistic, atheistic – ultimately epiphenomenal – and triadic or tetradic. Linda Roethlisberger’s trilogical model is therefore in line with a tradition that goes back many centuries.

The model is characterized above all by the practice of clairsentience (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, etc.), a practice that, contrary to popular belief, does tie into the notion of “reality.” In one of his books, Paul Watzlawick has asked the provocative question “How real is reality?” Whether “Sturm und Drang” or naturalism, whether Swiss, German or Russian realism, the New Objectivity – even surrealism, modernity and postmodernism – they all offer approaches to reflect on so-called reality. Konrad Lorenz has shown that every species is endowed with just enough knowledge about reality as it needs for its survival. Accordingly, in the new millennium it seems appropriate ‒ and not pathological or schizophrenic – for the human species to rely on, for its survival, a vision of the deceased, spiritual helpers and guardian angels in its experience of so-called reality. Indeed, this is what the great figures of monastic life have been trying to practice and live for millennia. Perhaps Linda Roethlisberger will show us the way to the new age of an everyday awareness of an afterlife.

The soul has always been a mystery for empirical investigation through scientific studies. For this reason, academic psychology of the twentieth century has simply dispensed with thematizing the soul, considering it to be a “black box.” Linda Roethlisberger, by contrast, has endeavored to find a link to the new “transpersonal” psychology (Belschner, 2007). The Trilogos®Method’s strong relevance to practice brings the advantage of making the development of spirituality accessible to empirical inquiry. These first steps give reason to hope that the new scientific psychology may once again understand something of the soul.”

Wolfgang Herrmann (Germany), Goethe University Frankfurt, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Spring 2011