Seth’s observation that we isolate the intellect and rely totally on it in our society and culture is certainly as obvious today as it was in Jane Roberts’ day. In fact, it’s getting worse with the pursuit of “machine intelligence” to mimic human intellect. All of this is because of the denial by “science" that consciousness is pervasive and foundational to physical reality.
Oh well, humanity apparently needs to explore all possible options before accepting the reality of our human existence.
“It is not that you overuse the intellect as a culture, but that you rely upon it to the exclusion of all other faculties in your approach to life.
“The intellect is brilliant, but on its own, now, it is indeed in its way isolated both in time and space in a way that other portions of the personality are not. When it is overly stressed, with all of the usual frameworks or rationales that go along with it, it can indeed become frightened, paranoid, because it cannot really perceive events until they have already occurred. It does not know what will happen tomorrow, and since it is overly stressed, its paranoid tendencies can only fear the worst.
“Now those tendencies are not natural to the intellect, but only appear when it is forced to operate in such an isolated fashion – isolated not only in time and space, but psychologically isolated from other portions of the personality that are meant to bring it additional information that it does not possess, and a kind of magical support.”
(The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About The Art Of Creative Living,Session Two)