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

Gods and Diseases

Making Sense of Our Physical and Mental Wellbeing

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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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    5.0

    Great book

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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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      Interesting but heavy reading

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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: 0732292174
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 255
        Published: 1st February 2011
        Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 1.9
        Weight (kg): 0.342