Psychology of Religion

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Recentering the Self

Reformulates the notion of the ego and provides a new perspective for understanding ego development and the role of the ego in spiritual life.

An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism

A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.

Christ Returns from the Jungle

An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.

Participation and the Mystery

A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.

Figuring Religions

Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.

The World's Great Wisdom

Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.

Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care

Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.

Maimonides' Cure of Souls

Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.

The Participatory Turn

Edited by Jorge N. Ferrer & Jacob H. Sherman
Subjects: Religion

Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.

Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism

By Angela Sumegi
Subjects: Psychology

Explores shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist attitudes toward dreams.

Religious Studies and Comparative Methodology

A contribution to the methodology of religious studies, this work discusses using comparison to provide mutual illumination among religious traditions while avoiding the problem of assimilating one tradition to another.

God, Evil, and Human Learning

Revises the traditional free will defense regarding the existence of evil in the world of a loving God.

Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World

Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.

Encountering Buddhism

Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.

Among All These Dreamers

This multidisciplinary volume examines the cultural and social relevance of dream studies, looking at various ways that the field can contribute to the resolution of the modern West's most troubling social ...

Death, Ecstasy, and Other Worldly Journeys

This is a psychological and historical exploration of belief in a spirit world, imperceptible to the senses, as a pervasive and deeply-rooted characteristic of religion.

The Ego and the Dynamic Ground

This book maps the course of human development from the earliest stages of ego development to the highest stages of ego transcendence.

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 ...

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 ...