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Science and Sanity

A Reference Page of Material on Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski
by
Bobby Matherne

Published by Good Mountain Press/US in 2006
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Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski came to America as an obscure Polish count and published his masterwork, Science and Sanity, in 1933. I first heard his name in a seminar in 1977 with Richard Bandler and John Grinder, one of whom credited him with saying, "The map is not the territory." As modelers they were interested in teaching us the principles of modeling. A modeler makes some form of map of the territory, and not matter how comprehensive or powerful the model is, one must remember it is can not represent all of the territory.

What kind of people would confuse the map with the territory? Ordinary people who introject the maps and models that people have given them of the world in which they live. People who are scientists, teachers, parents, architects, engineers, religious leaders, in essence, people from all walks of life at one time or another, to one extent or another, in some place or another confuse their maps of the territory of the world with the world. People who seriously confuse the map and the territory will often into therapy when those maps of the territory are terrifying, depressing, gloomy, angry, or other life-restrictive.

On this links page I have endeavored to give you, dear Reader, a handy reference to the various books I have reviewed which impinge upon Korzybski's innovative work in the field which later became called "General Semantics." A look at the list of books and authors on this page will give you a sense of the importance of Korzybski's work in our time. He was an obscure Polish count when he came to America, and almost a hundred years later, he remains an obscure Polish count, but his work has infused a sense of sanity into the lives of millions of people in the world who have yet to hear or pronounce his name.

Let us say in unison, you and I, aloud: Alfred Korzybski! We salute you ! ! !

1. Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski, A Review by Bobby Matherne
.. my first introduction to the work of Count Alfred Korzybski. I heard those words in a Bandler ... me all these writers had studied under Korzybski. They were enriching his ..http://www.doyletics.com/art/sciencea.htm

2. How to Develop Your Thinking Ability by Kenneth S. Keyes, Jr. An On Writing Review by Bobby Matherne
... count by the name of Alfred Korzybski first began to write down his ideas in "Time Binding" ... I wished that in my callow youth, I would have discovered Korzybski much earlier ... http://www.doyletics.com/art/thinkabi.htm

3. An Outline of Occult Science by Rudolf Steiner , A Review by Bobby Matherne
... ... an early concept of time binding some twenty years before Korzybski published his book, Time Binding ... in animalkind, which Steiner calls the ego and Korzybski calls time binding ... http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/oc96rvw.htm

4. The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality by Michael Heim, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... body from which mental life originates." As Korzybski would remind us, a counterfeit is always a ... die), and 3) temporality (what Korzybski called 'time binding': we remember past ... http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/metaphys.htm

5. Sufi Teachings by Hazrat Inayat Khan , A Review by Bobby Matherne
Seal Press, Seattle, The Sufi Message, Motilalbanarsidass, Spiritual Liberty Mohammedan, Korzybski, Persia, Christ, Ahura Mazda, Ahriman, Zarathustra, Abraham, Moses, King David, Koran, Hindu Vedanta, Bible, Nimaz, Buddha, Gregory Bateson, http://www.doyletics.com/arj/st8rvw.htm

6. Saving the Appearances A Study in Idolatry by Owen Barfield, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... Three of those were "Science and Sanity" (Korzybski), "Steps to an Ecology of Mind" (Bateson), and "Chaos" (Gleick ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/staobrvw.htm
       See also: http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/savingth.htm

7. Reading the Pictures of the Apocalypse by Rudolf Steiner, A Spiritual Science Review by Bobby Matherne
... date 1933, Kahlil Gibran, Alfred Korzybski, Samuel Hoffenstein, Brenda Ueland, Dorothea Brande, Werner Heisenberg ... ... http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/readingt.htm

8. Good Mountain Press Monthly Digest #35 by Bobby Matherne
... A Reader's Treasury: How To Develop Your Thinking Ability by Kenneth S ... A Reader's Treasury: Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski. Korzybski's work created the ... http://www.doyletics.com/digest35.htm

9. Simple Living and High Thinking by Lawrence C. Gibbs , A Reading for Enjoyment Review by Bobby Matherne
.... book I read was Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski. It took me a year to complete that reading, and I devoted ... http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/simpleli.htm

10. Theosophy by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
Good Mountain Press Website Publishs On-line: Rudolf Steiner Guide, Essaya, Doyletics Research, Literary Reviews, Poems, Cartoons, and Artwork http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/theosoph.htm

11. Steps To An Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson , A Review by Bobby Matherne
... am to Gregory Bateson for pointing me to the study of Korzybski, Bandler&Grinder, Milton Erickson, Carl Jung, and others ... http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/stepstoa.htm

12. Preface of A Reader's Journal (Journeys into Understanding, Volume I ) by Bobby Matherne
... are Alan Watts, Aldous Huxley, Alfred Korzybski, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Arthur Koestler, Carl Gustav Jung, Charles ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj1pref.htm

13. The Principle of Spiritual Economyby Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... dictum of the founder of General Semantics, Alfred Korzybski, who said, "The map is not the territory; it does not ...http://www.doyletics.com/arj/tposervw.htm

14. Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... The third tunnel is the "time-binding semantic circuit" of Alfred Korzybski as typified by Mr ... http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/promethe.htm

15. The Power of Silence by Carlos Castaneda, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... Or what Alfred Korzybski called WIGO, What Is Going On ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/posrev.htm

16. Aspects of Human Evolution by Rudolf Steiner , A Review by Bobby Matherne
.... the distinction of map and territory a full decade before Alfred Korzybski. He also indicates the value of channeling, a ... http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/aspectso.htm

17. The Structure of Magic, Vol. I by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... are likewise hidden from our view, or at least they were until Alfred Korzybski founded his science of General Semantics ... http://www.doyletics.com/art/som1art.htm

18. Spiritual Science as a Foundation for Social Forms by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... Science and Sanity, published in 1933. Korzybski points to the levels of abstraction that we all ... the realities of life. While Korzybski never used the phrase "atomistic thinking ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/ssasafsf.htm

19. Embracing Contraries Explorations in Learning and Teaching by Peter Elbow by Peter Elbow, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... to 3, 2, 1day after birth, 1 day before birth, 1 month before birth all the way to ... experience the same cy cle of trauma, even though there is no ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/ecrev.htm

20. Good Mountain Press Monthly Digest #051 Reviewed by Bobby Matherne
... "Science and Sanity" by Count Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski http://www.doyletics.com/digest051.htm#section3

21. The Work of the Angels in Man's Astral Body by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... wonderful tools that Korzybski's Science of General Semantics gave to the world was the Time Index. It is a tool for helping us to remember that Person.time1 is not the same as Person.time2 in other words, one person at two different times is not the same person something has changed. Shouldn't one expect that of humanity in general as well ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/wrkangel.htm

22. The Cosmic Code by Heinz R. Pagels, A Review by Bobby Matherne
.... in that realm. If only physicists grasped that aspect of their laws, they would then be loathe to make pronouncements about the non-existence of that realm. Let physicists learn to say, with Alfred Korzybski's blessing, "The spiritual realm does not exist, so far as I know." and they and us will be happier for the fact of acknowledging Hamlet's declared loophole. ... http://www.doyletics.com/art/cosmicco.htm

23. A Course in Miracles by Foundation for Inner Peace, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... when I encountered the writings of the Alfred Korzybski where he said, time and again, "The map is not the territory ... http://www.doyletics.com/art/course2.htm

24. An Outline of Occult Science (Chapters 1, 2, 3 Nature of Humankind) by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... is crucial to understanding the Ego. Korzybski introduced "Time Binding" in his book of the same ... Without calling it the Ego, Korzybski understood that time binding was the ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/occsc123.htm

25. Truth and Knowledge by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... I may call up the Structural Differential of Alfred Korzybski, the parabola at the top represents the "directly given world-picture" what AK called the WIGO or What Is Going On. In the strings that proceed down to the islands below we find the connections or cognition that takes place to create thinking. Each string connects something in the WIGO to an abstraction, in AK's terminology. In the making of these linkages the process we call thinking evolves. If we were to make two circles, one representing the Territory (the directly given world-picture) and the other the Map (our knowledge or thinking), and then allow the two to overlap, we would arrive at a cogent representation in the overlapped portion of our "I". ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/takrvw.htm

26. Evolution and the New Gnosis by Don Cruse and Robert Zimmer , A Review by Bobby Matherne
... biggest problem with the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, was that Kant postulated a level of reality that lies forever beyond the reach of human experience. It was like Kant was averring in the Hall of Science that "bears don't dance" and Steiner was gazing out the windows of that Hall at the plaza where a bear was dancing ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/evolutio.htm

26. Teaching & Learning in the College Classroom by Michael Paulsen, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... Austin's suggestions mirror those of Alfred Korzybski's general semantics in which we must constantly remind ourselves to attend to the what, when and where index as we talk. Audience(1) is not equal to Audience(2); Kiss(first date) is not the same as Kiss(honeymoon); Walk(beach) is the same as Walk(North Pole). ... http://www.doyletics.com/art/tandlart.htm

27. Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... is the territory, the pure What Is Going On [WIGO] of Alfred Korzybski, for which no map will ever be sufficient ...http://www.doyletics.com/art/talesofp.htm

28. Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... Alfred Korzybski in his landmark book, Science and Sanity, called these thoughts "maps" and the living reality the ...http://www.doyletics.com/arj/altrvw.htm

29. A Psychology of Body, Soul, & Spirit by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... animals are not capable of "time-binding" as Korzybski explained in his master work, "Science and Sanity ... than the one in our environment. [RJM: what Korzybski called, "time-binding ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/psychbso.htm

30. Fruits of Anthroposophy by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... Lectures in Stuttgart August to November 1921 ... the field of General Semantics as founded by Alfred Korzybski around 1933 is the time index, which means simply that ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/foarvw.htm

31. Laws of Form by G. Spencer Brown, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... as I point out in The Trauma of Birth, what actually occurred was an unconscious doyle trace, either in ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/lofmart.htm

32. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... knowledge for future humans is what Alfred Korzybski called "time binding" in his book, Science and Sanity, which ... http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/emotiona.htm

33. Understanding Gary Brent Madison, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... the WIGO or What Is Going On of Alfred Korzybski) and the many realities (little "r") that we qua finite humans being ... http://www.doyletics.com/_arj1/understa.htm

34. Good Mountain Press Monthly Digest #47 by Bobby Matherne
... Alfred Korzybski, if he were alive today, would be turning over in his grave ... http://www.doyletics.com/digest47.htm

35. Good Mountain Press Monthly Digest #40 by Bobby Matherne
... Also, thanks to Alfred Korzybski, folks don't mistake the map [what she thought angels could do] for the territory ... http://www.doyletics.com/digest40.htm

36. The Alchemy of Happiness by Hazrat Inayat Khan, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... Words are maps, and Alfred Korzybski said that "the map is not the territory, it cannot represent all the territory ... http://www.doyletics.com/art/aoh6art.htm

36. Riddles of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... one which only appeared in the philosophy of Alfred Korzybski several years after Steiner died, but in this next passage ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/trsrvw.htm

37. The Reasons of Love Harry G. Frankfurt, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... It was Alfred Korzybski, founder of General Semantics, who first pointed out in his 1933 classic work, Science and ... http://www.doyletics.com/arj/reasonso.htm

38. The Karma of Untruthfulness, Volume 2 by Rudolf Steiner, A Review by Bobby Matherne
... Alfred Korzybski showed how we proceed from reality the territory up successive levels of abstraction to concepts the map which can represent the territory, but not all of the territory. If we manipulate abstract concepts as if they were real, we are dealing with all map, no territory and those abstract concepts will fall through the cracks of life. Steiner was aware of this problem as he writes:

[page 214] Some people still have no idea what is meant by wrestling for reality, for they are fighting shy of understanding clearly how threadbare are the concepts with which they work today.
...http://www.doyletics.com/arj/k2untrut.htm




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