ROBERT C. PRIDDY
(born 1936 Cirencester, England - resident in from Norway 1959)

Robert Priddy was active in journalism, social science, philosophical, psychological/psychiatric and social-political debate in Norway in the mid-1960s and thereafter. In the 1980s and 90s he published diverse writings on spirituality in articles, journals and books. Some of his early published contributions - articles in newspapers, journals and books - are referenced here.

Academic and Scientific Publications:

Objectivity And The Study Of Human Society Thesis dealing with the the epistemological problems of the main social sciences. Oslo University 1968 (133 pages)

Behaviour, Intention & Meaning Study of research principles on meaningful human behaviour. Institute Of Social Research, Oslo 1969 (62 pages )

Forskningsorienteringer I Norsk Samfunnsvitenskap (Research Orientations In Norwegian Social Science) Conclusions of a research project in the sociology of knowledge into Norwegian social research during the 1960s. Institute Of Sociology. University Of Oslo, 1972 (20 pages )

Communication & Understanding Textbook in semantical and logical analysis and the philosophy of science. Oslo University 1982 New Eds. 1983, 1985. (216 pages )

Self-Awareness in Psychological Understanding     In Transfigural Mathematics Vol 1 No. 1 2006 pps 39-43 & 59-63. (Interdisciplinary Journal of Mathematics, Sciences, Literature and Arts.

Empirisme og byråkrati Hovedtendenser i norsk samfunnsforskning i 60-årene. Yearbook of Sociology, Oslo , Norway .  2000. p.11 - 34. (Sosiologisk Årbok 2000) ISSN 0808-288X.

Self-Awareness in Psychological Understanding     In Transfigural Mathematics Vol 1 No. 1 2006 pps 39-43 & 59-63. (Interdisciplinary Journal of Mathematics, Sciences, Literature and Arts.

Main Web Publications

Science Limited (a 12-chapter critique of science, 1997) 1999 on Internet.

Beyond Science (a 7-chapter study of human understanding, 1990) 1999 on Internet

The Human Whole - An Outline Of Higher Psychology A study of human psychology from an inclusive person-oriented viewpoint. Limited Edition. Oslo 1991 up-dated 2012.

Source Of The Dream - My Way To Sathya Sai Baba This book focuses on that influence as it has been exerted upon the author both subtly and directly for a long time, drawing him eventually to India and into direct contact with Sai Baba, transforming his experience and his life. (Publ. by Sun-Sky Publications, Bangalore 1994 & Samuel Weiser Inc. York Beach, 1998) (300 pages.) Republished in 2000 by Sai Towers Publications, Puttaparthi, AP. India and reprinted. A sequel to this book is being published in India in 2004 entitled 'The End of the Dream', due to the fact that the author came to learn indubitably of the involvement of Sai Baba in crimes and deceits on a very large scale, which have been assiduously covered up by almost everybody around him, including many political figures (including India's governments and Prime Ministers).


Articles in Norwegian Books, Journals and National Newspapers

Sammenbrudd og Gjennombrudd                 [Journalen] Kontrast (5) Nr. 4 1966 side 53-58 (English translation: 'Breakdown and Breakthrough')

Sinnsykdom, Radikalisme og R.D. Laing         [Journalen] Kontrast 9 nr. 4 1967 (English translation 'Mental illnress, radicalism and R.D. Laing')

Schizophreni og Samfunn                               [Journalen] Kontrast 13 nr. 2 1969 side 124-133 (English translation: 'Schizophrenia and Society')

Filosofisk Hjelpebok 'Om Sjel og Legeme' Universitetsforlaget (Oslo University Press), 1975, ISBN 82-00-01479-7

Foreword to 'Det Spaltede Selv'
by R.D. Laing, 1968, Gyldendahl Forlag, Oslo

The Fundamentalist Guru Trap Exploitation, Norwegian National Inter-Cultural Magazine Ragtime, Vol 10. No 7. Oslo.

Robert Priddy's contribution to the debate on social theory and methods, see here
On Priddy's work as a NAVF researcher in sociology at the Institute of Social Science, Oslo, between 1968 and 1972, and his entry in Sosiologisk årbok 2001 - see a recent reference here
Three articles in the journal 'Kontrast' by R. Priddy on R.D. Laing and the 1960s revolution in psychiatry see here and here
Foreword by Robert Priddy to R.D. Laing's 'The Divided Self' in Norwegian see here
Robert Priddy's writings on psychology include 'The Human Whole' (1991), which has been showcased in 'Transfigural Mathematics' see here
Some socio-political articles in Norway's national newspaper 'Dagbladet' see here and here and here
Chapter in 'Filosofisk Hjelpebok' pub. by Oslo University Press see here

See also scans of the contents pages of Sanathana Sarathi journal in which Priddy has articles
Also a page from the official Sai Organisation brochure on Norway, where Priddy was national leader for many years
Article in the Indian journal 'Law Animated World' by Priddy, see here
Article in Norway's English Cultural Magazine 'Ragtime' by Priddy see here

Priddy' s involvement in the Sathya Sai Organization - see here.
The first edition of - 'The Source of Dream' and the edition in Portuguese from 2000 - plus an article in 'Avatar of Love': see here

 

Publications in India

Source of the Dream (Indian edition) Sai Towers Publishing, Puttaparthi, A.P. 2000

The Source of Dream Sun-Sky Publications - Bangalore, 1994

End of the Dream publ. Indian Skeptic/B. Premanand. Podanur, Tamil Nadu, 2004.

No Bouquets to the Baba, Law Animated World, 15 December, 2005, Hyderabad

Contribution to Sathya Sai - The Avatar of Love
publ. Sri Prashanthi Society, Hyderabad, 1999

Fonte do Sonho publ. Madras Editora 2002 (in Portuguese)

Concerning COPYRIGHT of all web books & web pages by Robert Priddy: Contact the author by e-mail for permission to publish any extracts that exceed one paragraph from this and linked websites at rpriddy@online.no.