The “prodigious transfer.” From outside to inside, anti-politics (2020)

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is spotify-badge.svg

Psychiatrization of politics and Globalist Revolution 

by Federico Soldani – 16th Sept 2020


I present to you, accompanied by three quotes by the German philosopher Hegel, by the English writer Aldous Huxley, and by the Swiss chemist who synthesized LSD Albert Hofmann, the new hypothesis I am working on.

To my knowledge such a hypothesis has never been formulated before in these simple but in my opinion extraordinarily current terms. Other authors and relevant references, for those wishing to report them to me, would certainly be welcome and useful.


Politics is a movement from the inside out, while anti-politics that would like to replace politics with technocratic discourse, in the organicist / medical and spiritualist / mystical variants, is a movement from the outside in. From the polis to the psyche.

That is, anti-politics as a substantial and powerful regression of human civilization as it has historically developed up to our days.

According to my working hypothesis, we therefore find ourselves in a phase of inversion of the Hegelian “prodigious transfer” which involved the creation of European political and legal institutions throughout history.

The Hegelian “prodigious transfer” from inside to outside: politics.

The contemporary movement from outside to inside: the psychiatrization of politics, or anti-politics.

Hence the medicalization and psychologization of politics as privileged tools by the technocracy that is carrying out the Globalist Revolution.

The medicine of behavior and of the psyche, or psychiatry, was born and partly developed in the revolutionary context, with figures such as Rush in America, Pinel in France, Bogdanov in Russia. An aspect, that of the historical relationship between psychiatry and political revolution, which I am studying and which, to my knowledge, is still almost entirely to be explored.

The ongoing anti-political movement also has another, apparently paradoxical, aspect: the formation of a global psyche. The focus of public discourse and language moves at the same time more and more in / close to the body and mind and at the same time “more outside” / far away, that is, we are witnessing psychiatrization, digital globalization and the consequent disappearance of the social, economic, and political intermediate bodies. 

In three magnificent quotes that make us understand, in my opinion, more than many pages.


“In contrast with the truth thus veiled behind subjective ideas and feelings, the genuine truth is the prodigious transfer of the inner into the outer, the building of reason into the real world, and this has been the task of the world during the whole course of its history. It is by working at this task that civilised man has actually given reason an embodiment in law and government and achieved consciousness of the fact.”

G. W. F. Hegel – Elements of the Philosophy of Right (1820) 


“The fundamental problem of international politics is psychological.  

The economic problems are secondary and, but for the psychological problems, would not exist.  

The good intentions of such statesmen as desire peace – and many of them do not even desire it – are rendered ineffective by their consistent refusal to deal with the war-disease at its source.  

The attempt to cure symptoms, such as tariff-wars and armaments, without at the same time attacking the psychological causes of these symptoms, is a proceeding foredoomed to failure.  

What is the use of a disarmament or a World Economic Conference so long as the people of each nation are deliberately encouraged by their leaders to indulge in orgies of group-solidarity based on, and combined with, self-congratulation and contemptuous hatred for foreigners?

Our need is reather for a World Psychological Conference, at which propaganda experts should decide upon the emotional cultures to be permitted and encouraged in each state and the appropriate mythologies and philosophies to accompany these emotional cultures.” 

Aldous Huxley – Beyond the Mexique Bay (1934)


“The large social, ecological and health problems of today are connected to the dual materialistic philosophy of life which shapes the industrial age.

The psychedelic experience often produces a change in consciousness which leads towards an integrated experience between humanity and nature, helping to create the intellectual and cultural prerequisites for the necessary change in our threatened world.”

Albert Hofmann – Psychedelia Britannica (1997)


Albert Hofmann

Cite this article as: Federico Soldani, "The “prodigious transfer.” From outside to inside, anti-politics (2020)," in PsyPolitics, November 29, 2021,

Last Updated on November 29, 2021 by Federico Soldani

Leave a Reply