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Angelology as an integration of psychology, history and biology

Emil Páleš
1st Integral European Conference
Budapest, 8 -11 May 2014

Ancient wisdom has bequeathed to us knowledge about man and the world condensed into images of angels and deities. Angelology contains real knowledge about developmental psychology, personality typology, the history of culture and the evolution of nature. Demonology contains knowledge about personality disorders, psychosomatic causes of ailments, pathological social phenomena and the extinction of species in nature.

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Sophiology as an Example of Integral Science and Education

Emil Páleš
(Spirituality Studies No. 1, Vol. 1, Spring 2015)


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500-Year Periodicity in the History of Ancient Egypt and China.

 Androgens at Work?

Emil Páleš & Miroslav Mikulecký
(Neuroendocrinology letters Vol. 29, No. 4, August 2008, pp. 589-597.)

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Oration at the Charles University

at the Occasion of Receiving the Zdeňek Klein Award for Human Ethology

Emil Páleš
(Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, March 12, 2008)

Eight years ago, while researching the curves of creativity in the history of human culture, me and professor Mikulecky found ourselves in a field, which might be called collective chronopsychology or chronosociology. We came upon an unexpected fact: great poets of China, Japan, India, Persia, Arabia as well as Europe do appear in all of these cultures synchronously and periodically every 500 years already since the times of Homer. Worldwide and long-term character of this phenomenon indicated a possible influence of a periodic cosmophysical factor impacting the neuroendocrine system of man.

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Periodic Emergence Of Great Poets In The History

Of Arabia & Persia, China And Japan

E. Páleš, M. Mikulecký sen.
(Neuroendocrinology letters No. 3 June Vol. 25, 2004, pp. 169-172)

A periodicity of about 500 years has been discovered in the history of poetry and documented by means of inferential statistics. Great poets of Arabia, Persia, China andJapan emerged periodically every 500 years. Moreover, the waves of poetic creativeness in the West and in the East have been synchronous for the last 3000 years. It is a surprising fact, that this periodicity has been known already before 800 B.C. to the  priests of Babylon, who ascribed it to the influence of goddess Inanna. A set of psychological symptoms typical for pubescence recurrs on a global (worldwide) scale during these historical epochs every 500 years. One possible explanation would be to search for a cosmophysical factor, which impacts the neuroendocrine system of men.

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Periodic Emergence of Great Physicians in the History

of Ancient Greece, India & China

E. Páleš, M. Mikulecký sen.
(Proceedings of the 23rd seminary „Man in his terrestrial and cosmic environment“, Úpice, Czech Republic, May 21-23, 2002)

A periodicity of about 500 years has been discovered in the history of Graeco-Roman, In­dian and Chinese medicine and documented by means of inferential statistics. Famous physicians emerged periodically and synchronously in all of these three cultural areas for at least two millenia or longer. Although medical achievements in India, China and Greece are considered to be an original, local cultural product. It is a surprising fact, that this periodicity as well as the times of maximum creativity have been foretold by Babylonian priests, who knew about this rhythm already before 700 B.C. What is the cause of this periodicity and synchronicity is left to be an open question.

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Can an Idealistic Scientific Paradigm be more Successful

than the Materialistic One?

Emil Páleš
(Acta Historica Posoniensia III., Comenius University, Bratislava, 2004, p. 44-55)

The Being of Science

In introduction to the colloquium, I would like to summarize the results of my research and pose the central question we are meeting to consider. Scientific knowledge is a process; it is a thought-organism, in which some parts are already fixed and certain, verified by so-called „hard“ methods. Other parts are less certain, but probable. And finally there are indications, assumptions, working hypotheses and ideas, which are highly variable and malleable. It is no different in the book I wrote: Facts with varying degrees of certainty are placed next to each other.

Science does not reside in considering only what is a hundred per cent certain, with everything else excluded. Scientificness lies in whether we are aware of the process of origin of our ideas. We know about every idea, how it originated, what is its basis and we can assess the degree of its certainty. This is how scientific thinking differs from thinking based on accepting prepared ideas from authorities.

A person who wants to see in science only what is fixed is like someone, who only wants to see the skeleton instead of a whole person. Theories are like skeletons. They are the final result of movement, formerly of fluid, vivid processes, they are the deposit of the past. Science is an adventure. Its heart beats where there is creative activity, where the phase of ossification has still not arrived. Let us not be afraid to participate in this adventure – as long as we are aware of every step we take!

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Modern anthropology rediscovers the ancient teaching about time-spirits

Emil Páleš
(Zhongyuan Qigong conference, Ekaterinburg, January 15-21, 2001)

It is a well known but unexplained fact of anthropology, that the growth of culture is not continuous, but occurs in waves. Great personalities, geniuses in every branch of art and science do not appear solitary, but in whole constellations, in groups. Let us recall the masters of classic music: Mozart, Paganini, Beethoven have been contemporaries. Or the great constellation of renaissance painters: Michelangelo, Leonardo, Tizian etc.