Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World's Religious Traditions

Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World's Religious Traditions

by Sharon G. Mijares
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789017512

ISBN-13: 9780789017512

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Harness the psychospiritual healing potential of prayer, meditation, breathing, and more!

This thoughtful anthology illuminates ancient ways of psychospiritual healing. Research has shown the healing potential of prayer, meditation, controlled breathing, and other timeless spiritual disciplines. This extraordinary book brings together experts who explore these

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Harness the psychospiritual healing potential of prayer, meditation, breathing, and more!

This thoughtful anthology illuminates ancient ways of psychospiritual healing. Research has shown the healing potential of prayer, meditation, controlled breathing, and other timeless spiritual disciplines. This extraordinary book brings together experts who explore these concepts from the perspectives of Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, the Goddess tradition, Judaism, Native American spirituality, Taoism, and Hinduism/Yoga.

In Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing Practices from the World’s Religious Traditions, you’ll discover ancient techniques used by teachers, guides, and practitioners through the ages to facilitate psychological healing.

Each chapter of this unique book presents a unique and distinctive view of psychospiritual practice and demonstrates its healing applications. With it, you will explore:

  • the Buddhist concept of Brilliant Sanity and how to help clients reconnect to it through several specific practices
  • ways of accessing the healing power of Christ as employed by various denominations
  • a remarkable collection of metaphors in the Goddess tradition to help in the healing process for battered and abused women
  • Kabbalistic (Jewish mystical) paths to healing
  • Native American healing rituals and tales
  • Sufi stories, poetry, and practices—dance, sound, breathing, turning, walking meditation, and remembrance—that encourage the healing process
  • health and healing resources from the Taoist tradition, including wu-wei (effortless effort), acupuncture, diet and nutrition, and meditation
  • Hindu yoga techniques that employ physical postures, mantric sound, and breath control
  • and much more!
Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom is a book that offers important help to the layperson, psychologist, pastoral caregiver, and professor. It will help religious leaders understand more about the practices of other faiths. It is in harmony with the movement of our post-modern world toward multicultural perspectives, offering a large, varied, and meaningful view of the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789017512
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
David Fulton / Nasen Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor
Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Buddhism15
Ch. 1Nurturing the Seeds of Sanity: A Buddhist Approach to Psychotherapy17
Christianity43
Ch. 2Rediscovering Christ, the Healer45
Goddess Spirituality71
Ch. 3Tales of the Goddess: Healing Metaphors for Women73
Judaism97
Ch. 4Jewish Spiritual Pathways for Growth and Healing99
Native American Psychospirituality123
Ch. 5Dancing the Circle: Native American Concepts of Healing125
Sufism147
Ch. 6The Key in the Dark: Self and Soul Transformation in the Sufi Tradition149
Taoism173
Ch. 7Taoist Mind-Body Resources for Psychological Health and Healing175
Yoga and Hinduism199
Ch. 8The Yoga Path: Awakening from the Dream201
Conclusion227
Index237

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