Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 3 – How Darwin Liberates and Freud Incarcerates

Majid Ali, M.D.

We Become What We Observe and Converse About.


I have walked in Darwin’s foot steps. His name appears in the titles of four of my books. He guided me in writing all fourteen volumes of my textbook, The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine.

I have had growing difficulty with Freud’s mental machinations. I have had much sympathy for him (he was a cocaine addict, made his girlfriend a cocaine addicts, and suffered much with multiple surgeries for his throat cancer). But his writings are mostly limited to what he imagined through his troubled mind.


On October 25, my wife, Talat, and I spent several hours with spell-binding plant diversity of Wave Hill Gardens in New York. Strolling under a bright warm sun, the plants have yielded to permit views of river Hudson. Dazed by one collections of cacti, in a flash I saw the essential difference between Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) and Sigmund Freud (1856-1923).


Darwin Had to Be a Darwin and Freud a Freud

Darwin did his science among his elements. Frued did his psychology head-fixated. Darwin’s conversed about what was spread before him to be observed. Freud, by most accounts left a record of six patients, none of whom by his own admission got better.

Within one’s elements, one become a part of one’s elements, breathing breath by breath. One continues to the scientists one was at age two months, and four months, and six months – with one’s curiosity sustained by whatever is in the field of vision. By contrast, incarcerated in the  head, one demons grow and multiply, and ultimately dissociate the individuality from reality.


Darwin, what did this scientist leave behind? Who profited from his work?

Freud, what did this man leave behind? Who was hurt by his theories?


Two answer the above two questions, let us consider the text reproduced from the journal Nature:

“Perhaps no individual has had such a sweeping influence on so many facets of social and intellectual life as Charles Darwin, born on 12 February 1809. Of the other two of the great nineteenth-century triumvirate of European thinkers, Marx’s ideas have been distorted beyond recognition in their political execution, and Freud’s approach to the psyche no longer merits scientific recognition. Neither man had Darwin’s impact on the structure of empirical knowledge.”

                                                             Prof. Kevin Padin, Nature 2008;451:632 (April 2008)

So, who profited from Darwin’s life? Every student of biology and healing.

Who was hurt by Freud’s theories? Everyone who treated by Freud’s disciples (fortunately few left now).


Here Is Some More About Darwin

“In the past century and a half, Darwin’s ideas have inspired powerful images and insights in science, humanities and the arts. Meanwhile, countless commentators ignorant of his meaning have borrowed his eloquence to plump their own chickens — from capitalism to ‘evolutionary psychology’. Darwin has been invoked as the demon responsible for a variety of perceived heartless ills of society, including atheism, Nazism, communism, abortion, homosexuality, stem-cell research, same-sex marriage, and the abridgement of all our natural freedoms. One can scarcely imagine the horror that Darwin would feel at the misunderstanding, misappropriation and vilification of his ideas in the 125 years since his death.”

Nature April 2008


 We Know Much About the Philosophy and Healing of the West and the East.

Might There Have Been the Philosophy and Healing of the Pre-East?


Survival of the Fittest

Darwin recognition that the species could adapt to their ecological niches were best suited to survive in thos specific niches. The perverse notion of survival of the fittest in the  minds of many was the creation of Herbert Spencer to advance his social manifesto of the “survival of the fittest”.


We Know Much About the Philosophy and Healing of the West and the East.

Might There Have Been the Philosophy and Healing of the Pre-East?


First, What Is Pre-East?

Pre-East is a place and time of my imagination which existed before humans learned:

  • Pre-control craze
  • Pre-gender suppression
  • Pre-spiritual splits
  • Pre-colonial conflicts
  • Pre-merchants-of-faith
  • Pre-corporate corruption
  • Pre-ideological-distortion

Now I return to the two questions I raised in the broader context of my Pre-east.

  1. Darwin, what did this scientist leave behind? Who profited from his work?
  2. Freud, what did this man leave behind? Who was hurt by his theories?

Who observed the aspects of my Pre-east? Who ignored them?


Recipes and Top-Seven Series

Please do not forget to try my healing recipes and my Top-Seven segment relevant to your specific health problem.  All this is posted on this web site.


List of Videos

Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course      Part 1 – Introduction

https://vimeo.com/142842048

Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course      Part 2 – With Reverence to the east and the West

https://vimeo.com/142841877


Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course      Part 3 – Of Darwin and Freud

https://vimeo.com/142841627

Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course      Part 4 – Rumi, Russel, and the River

https://vimeo.com/142841305


Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course      Part 5 – Goethe, Nietzsche, and Heidegger

https://vimeo.com/142840830

Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course      Part 6 – Akbar Azam and Aurangzeb Alaamgir

https://vimeo.com/142840380


Dr. Ali’s Pre-east Course     Part 7 – Medical Technology of the West, Remedies of the East,

and Healing of the Pre-East

https://vimeo.com/142840070

Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course     Part 8 – Infant and Child Scientists

https://vimeo.com/142839844


Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course      Part 9 – Buddha, Zoroaster, Confucius, and the Pre-East

Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course     Part 10 – Being in Elements, Breathing, Sensing, Walking


Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course     Part 11 – Science and Philosophy of Rift Valley

https://vimeo.com/142839367

Voices From the Pre-East Course      Part 1 – Introduction

https://vimeo.com/142842048

Voices From the Pre-East Course      Part 2 – With Reverence to the east and the West

https://vimeo.com/142841877


Voices From the Pre-East Course      Part 3 – Of Darwin and Freud

https://vimeo.com/142841627

Voices From the Pre-East Course      Part 4 – Rumi, Russel, and the River

https://vimeo.com/142841305


Voices From the Pre-East Course      Part 5 – Goethe, Nietzsche, and Heidegger

https://vimeo.com/142840830

Voices From the Pre-East Course      Part 6 – Akbar Azam and Aurangzeb Alaamgir

https://vimeo.com/142840380


Voices From the Pre-east Course     Part 7 – Medical Technology of the West, Remedies of the East,

and Healing of the Pre-East

https://vimeo.com/142840070

Voices From the Pre-East Course     Part 8 – Infant and Child Scientists

https://vimeo.com/142839844


Voices From the Pre-East Course      Part 9 – Buddha, Zoroaster, Confucius, and the Pre-East

Voices From the Pre-East Course     Part 10 – Being in Elements, Breathing, Sensing, Walking


Voices From the Pre-East Course     Part 11 – Science and Philosophy of Rift Valley

https://vimeo.com/142839367


Darwin and Dysox Triology

For more on the subject, please the companion article entitled “Dr. Ali’s Pre-East Course Part 3 – Of Darwin and Freud” posted on this web site. For professional readerrs, I suggest my Darwin and Dysox Triology, the 10th, 11th, and 12th volumes of my textbook entitled “The Principles and Practice of Integrative Medicine (available in print and digital formats at http://www.AliAcademy.Org.

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