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Gods and Diseases : Making Sense of Our Physical and Mental Wellbeing - Dr David Tacey

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Making Sense of Our Physical and Mental Wellbeing

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Published: 1st February 2011
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There are many problems in today's society that cannot be resolved by the applications of reason, logic or medical science.

These include child abuse, alcoholism, drug addiction, and suicide.

Numerous mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and phobias, are rising dramatically and there seems to be no solution in sight.

In this book, David Tacey argues that the solution lies in breaking free from the confines of modern medicine. Instead we must turn to spirituality, and to what Tacey calls meaning-making, to make sense of our physical and mental well being.

About The Author

Dr David Tacey is Associate Professor and Reader in Arts at La Trobe University, where he teaches literature, spirituality and Jungian psychology. He is the author of five books on spirituality and culture, including Edge of the Sacred and Re Enchantment : The New Australian Spirituality. He lives in Melbourne.

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    Comments about Gods and Diseases:

    Tacey draws on various philosophies, cultures and traditions (such as Jungian, Australian Indigenous and Celtic Christian) in a very interesting and thought provoking way to give a fresh and unique perspective on the roots of disease and illness. This is the first book I have read from thus author, I will definitely be looking for more from him.

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    A great reference book.

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      As a Healer, looking at Archetypes, this book has been a very useful reference.

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      Introduction : Return of the Gods
      Gods and Diseases
      The Suffering of Spiritual Rebirth
      The Midlife Crisis as Spiritual Interruption
      Cancer Phobia as a Doorway to Soul
      Sexuality and the Sacred
      Incest, Child Abuse and Alcoholism
      Depression, Self-harm and Suicide
      The Storm Gods and the German Psychosis
      Spirituality, Medicine, Health
      Conclusion : The Numinous as a Source of Healing
      Bibliographical Note
      Endnotes

      ISBN: 9780732292171
      ISBN-10: 9780415520638
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 255
      Published: 1st February 2011
      Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 1.9
      Weight (kg): 0.342