1. On all sides, individuals in modern societies are increasingly exposed to division, tension and discord. Social structures which defy all rules of justice and harmony have an impact on various levels of the human psyche. Such surroundings - the division of society into classes, alienation from work and its fragmented nature, the artificial opposition between manual and intellectual labour, the crises of ideologies, the disintegration of accepted myths, the dichotomies between body and mind or material and spiritual values, the manner in which education functions and is distributed to adolescents, the training given to the young, and unavoidable mass information - encourage dissociation of the elements of personality.
2. People who lack integration, wholeness and alignment, whether through guilt, destructive attitudes or wrong belief, are at war with themselves. Their physical and emotional health suffers as a consequence, as does the environment through which they endeavour to compensate for such inadequacies.