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Mysticism, Death and Dying

This book charts the borderline between the nocturnal side of mysticism and the luminous side of death and it illuminates their paradoxical affinities. Within a culture of both denial and despair, it ...

Changing the Self

This book examines the varieties of self-exchange and factors that can influence it. It takes a much-needed step toward linking the concerns of the academic self-researcher and the consumer of research ...

The Self on the Shelf

By Gary Greenberg
Subjects: Psychology

The Self on the Shelf examines the cultural and philosophical determinants of popular "recovery" books. Greenberg argues that this literature can be read as documents of the prevailing understanding of ...

Looking for Home

Looking for Home: A Phenomenological Study of Home in the Classroom contains stories of children who seek "a home" in the classroom. The book focuses on the extraordinary in the ordinary moments with ...

Crime and its Social Context

Theories of criminality and theories of victimization have traditionally been discussed as though they bore no relationship to one another. Yet, a complete explanation for crime must examine both the ...

Transpersonal Psychology in Psychoanalytic Perspective

In this book, Michael Washburn provides a psychoanalytic foundation for transpersonal psychology. Using psychoanalytic theory, Washburn explains how ego development both prepares for and creates obstacles ...

All Things to All People

This book examines the Roman Catholic Church in the United States as it responds to the AIDS crisis and persons with AIDS from a critical sociological perspective using organizational theory.

Interpretive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

This groundbreaking book presents conceptual, theoretical, and applied chapters demonstrating the strengths of interpretive approaches in the study of interpersonal communication. It extends our understanding ...

Healing the Split

The links between madness, creative genius, and spiritual experiences have tantalized philosophers and scientists for centuries. In Healing the Split, John Nelson brings the lofty ideas of transpersonal ...

The Wilderness of Dreams

This interdisciplinary study of the religious dimensions of dreams shows how modern dream research supports and enriches our understanding of religiously meaningful dreams.

The Wilderness of Dreams does ...

Nietzsche and Psychoanalysis

This book presents a reading of the Nietzschean thought of the eternal return of all things and relates it to Freud's psychoanalysis of the repetition compulsion. Nietzsche's eternal return and Freud's ...

Emotion, Depth, and Flesh: A Study of Sensitive Space

Philosophically explores the topic of emotional depth.

New Directions in Dream Interpretation

This book presents in detail seven contemporary approaches to dream interpretation as they are actually practiced by highly skilled and experienced psychiatrists and psychologists who have worked with ...

The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy

An inquiry into ki-energy, its role within Eastern mind-body theory, and its implications for our contemporary Western understanding of the body.

Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought

This book explores the convergence of psychoanalysis and Asian thought. It explores key theoretical issues. What role does paradox play in psychological transformations? How can the oriental emphasis ...

Technocracy at Work

Technocracy, loosely defined, is "rule by experts. " Technocracy at Work focuses on the organizational dimensions and aspects of technocracy.

Substantial sociological literatures have analyzed contemporary ...

Time and Psychological Explanation

Psychology has been captured by an assumption that is almost totally unrecognized. This assumption—the linearity of time—unduly restricts theory and therapy, yet this restriction is so common, so ...

Spiritualism and the Foundations of C. G. Jung's Psychology

By F. X. Charet
Subjects: Psychology

Charet uncovers some of the reasons why Jung's psychology finds itself living between science and religion. He demonstrates that Jung's early life was influenced by the experiences, beliefs, and ideas ...

Political Communication

Using the theatric metaphors of a passion play in Poland, simultaneous ethnic dramas in Yugoslavia, a heroic poem in Armenia, and a bunraku puppet play in the People's Republic of China, the authors of ...

The Life of Illness

The Life of Illness tells the story of one woman's courageous struggle with kidney failure, illness, and death. It is, however, a book about life, hope, faith, and the transformative power of caring for ...

Spirituality, Diversion, and Decadence

This book presents a philosophical rethinking of the meaning and nature of spiritual discipline. It offers a new way of describing and justifying practices like praying, meditating, fasting, and yoga, ...

Shattered Forms

Art Brut, also termed Outsider Art, has long been suppressed from most art historical writing. Why this rejection? The hyperbolic expressions of Romanticism and Symbolism nourished a desire for derangement ...

Freud on Sublimation

This book is the only full-length treatment of the relationship between aesthetic truths and psychoanalytic discoveries—of art, artists, and a new concept of sublimation. It provides a radical and unique ...

Attunement Through the Body

Preparatory to restoring humaneness,Attunement Through the Body offers an innovative, philosophical model for overcoming mind-body dualism and its negative consequences through a systematic elucidation ...

Ethnopsychiatry

This book outlines a "new ethnopsychiatry," one that considers popular or folk ethnomedicines and professional psychiatric systems in the same discourse, effacing the traditional distinction between psychiatry ...

Giving the Body Its Due

These essays bring together disciplinary understandings of what it is to be the bodies we are. In its own way, each essay calls into question certain culturally-embedded ways of valuing the body which ...

The Self

What are the characteristics and dimensions of the self? Is there a "best" way to measure the self? How does the researcher's definition of the self affect the choice of research measure and methods? ...

Old Tales and New Truths

By James Roy King
Subjects: Psychology

This guidebook to the Bright-Shadow World develops three closely related issues. The first is the position that fairytales and folktales are of value today because they encourage the growth of capabilities ...

Physical Appearance and Gender

This book examines two kinds of research, research in social psychology and in clinical psychology, into the effects of physical appearance on person perception. Both are explored with the objective of ...

Academic and Workplace Sexual Harassment

This book represents the first comprehensive resource manual for understanding and preventing sexual harassment in the academic community and in the workplace.

Studies indicate that sexual harassment is ...

Dreams and Professional Personhood

Two community mental health centers in the Northeastern United States form the setting for this ethnographic study of dreams, dream telling, and dream interpretation. To gather information about American ...

The Street Addict Role

This book provides a new answer to the question, "Why do people use heroin and other street drugs?" Drawing upon a growing body of studies of drug users conducted by sociologists and anthropologists, ...

From Surviving to Thriving

"This book will be of great value to any survivor of incest. Equally important, Christine Dinsmore teaches the rest of us—therapists, family members, and friends—how to be helpful to the survivor ...

Philosophical Issues in the Psychology of C. G. Jung

By Marilyn Nagy
Subjects: Psychology

For the philosopher and psychologist this book offers the first thoroughly cross-disciplinary interpretation of Jung's psychology. Using the conceptual framework of traditional Western philosophy, Nagy ...

Organizational Membership

This book tells why people want to feel like members of work organizations, and why doing so is difficult. Using case examples, it presents a psychoanalytic perspective on organizational entry and the ...

Body of Knowledge

This book introduces readers to the many facets of body/mind psychology such as its history and its basis in physiological processes; the framework of its theories and models; its clinical application ...

Jung's Quest for Wholeness

Here is a unique analysis of Carl Jung's thought from the perspective of the history of religions. Using a religious and historical approach, the author identifies the religious goal or ultimate concern ...

The Sense of Vocation

By Larry Cochran
Subjects: Psychology

Larry Cochran examines the meaning of a sense of vocation as it is lived over the course of a life. By studying more than twenty autobiographies of people who clearly had a mission in life, the author ...

Entering the Circle

Entering the Circle addresses the practical and methodological aspects of research within the interpretive or hermeneutic perspective. It contains descriptions of exemplary interpretive research projects ...

Mythos and Logos in the Thought of Carl Jung

The author explores and defends the bold thesis that the idea of the collective unconscious can be reconciled with a scientific world outlook as he sketches a big picture from Jung's psychological viewpoint. ...

Psychosis and Sexual Identity

This book examines Freud's most famous case study with newly discovered material written by Schreber and photos of significant persons in Schreber's life.

The Adventure of Self-Discovery

Here Grof presents a useful model of the psyche—a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, ...

The Heart of History

This book is about the psychology of acute culture change based on the historical antecedents of such events. It focuses on the spiritual process and the social circumstances of stressful turning points.

Virginia Woolf and the Lust of Creation

By Shirley Panken
Subjects: Psychology

"Every secret of a writer's soul, experience of his life, and quality of his mind is written large in his work. " -- Virginia Woolf

Panken enables us to read this secret language without doing violence ...

Meaning in Mid-Life Transitions

By Edmund Sherman
Subjects: Psychology

This book contributes to an understanding of the nature of mid-life transitions and crises by focusing on the unique personal meaning of the transitional experience for the individual. There is an implicit ...

Dream Life, Wake Life

Investigates the human condition through dreaming.

Woman Abuse

By Lewis Okun
Subjects: Psychology

Battered women and woman abusers. Which beliefs about them are becoming substantiated by empirical evidence, and which have now been debunked as fallacies or myths?

Woman Abuse: Facts Replacing Myths presents ...

Deception

Mitchell and Thompson have compiled the first interdisciplinary study of deception and its manifestations in a variety of animal species. Deception is unique in that it presents detailed explorations ...

Care and Commitment

Care and Commitment is the first book to address the growing issue of foster parent adoption. Meezan and Shireman go directly to the source to find out why some foster parents, when given the opportunity, ...

Samadhi

The key to self-development, says Mike Sayama, is the experience of Samadhi, a state of relaxed concentration in which the individual neither freezes out of fear nor clings due to desire. Simply stated, ...

Beyond the Brain

Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain. After three decades of extensive research on those non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic ...

Jung and Eastern Thought

Jung and Eastern Thought is an assessment of the impact of the East on Jung's life and teaching. Along with the strong and continuing interest in the psychology of Carl Jung is a growing awareness of ...

Self-Esteem and Meaning

Self-esteem. Not only does it affect our identity and values, but also our feelings and actions in a variety of circumstances. Yet, after years of investigation, little of practical value has been learned ...

Methodology for the Human Sciences

Methodology for the Human Sciences addresses the growing need for a comprehensive textbook that surveys the emerging body of literature on human science research and clearly describes procedures and methods ...