Sunday, May 17, 2015
Did Maslow Ever Change?
Many famous people have held strong opinions about spiritual matters early in life only to discover they were wrong or at least had such an experiences. Maslow was one who changed his position dramatically. Not long before his death, Maslow altered his pyramid radically.
He developed his ideas about how to motivate people by using a pyramid with safety, and security at the bottom and other items such as love, self esteem and self actualization at the top. He originally had no place for spiritual or mystical experiences and that is how many of his followers remember him.
But Maslow changed. He changed so much he was a founder of the Trans-personal Journal that attempted to combine humanistic psychology with spirituality. However, most of his followers continued to reject spiritual realities. It does, however, open the door for us Christians to discuss spiritual issues academically.
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