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The Practice of Dream Healing : Bringing Ancient Greek Mysteries into Modern Medicine - Edward Tick

The Practice of Dream Healing

Bringing Ancient Greek Mysteries into Modern Medicine

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Asklepios was the gentle Greek god of healing. Like Christ, he was said to have walked the earth performing miracle cures. His medicine was practiced by priests known as "therapeutes" (the first "therapists") who interpreted patients' dreams in which the god gave advice The results, as documented in literature and in thousands of ancient testimonies, reveal the root of modern medical science and psychotherapy. In this classic work, psychotherapist and Greek scholar Dr. Edward Tick explores the god as an archetype of the divine physcian symbolizing the Self. What he discovers restores the foundation for a truly holistic medicine. First he transports us through myth and history on an imaginal pilgrimage based on his journeys with patients to ancient Greek healing sites, where they recreate the dream incubation ceremonies once held in Asklepian temples. Then from case studies he crafts practical methods that today's healing professionals and lay readers can use anywhere, with or without the help of specialists. His radical model shows how consulting rooms, hospitals, and any place of rest can become sanctuaries for the recovery of the whole person.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xix
Invocation and Call
The Women of Troy: Epidauros, 1987p. 3
Myth, Method, and Meaning
The Myth of Asklepiosp. 17
Dream, Myth, and Ritualp. 35
An Asklepian Pilgrimage
Conscious Mythmakingp. 43
Birthplace and Homeland: Trikka, 1300 BCEp. 47
Healing Sanctuary: Epidauros, 600 BCEp. 55
Earth-Walking Savior: Korinth, 480 BCEp. 61
Raising the Dead: Troizen, 480-428 BCEp. 69
Beautiful and Besieged: Athens, 429-420 BCEp. 77
The Father of Medicine: Kos, 400 BCEp. 87
To the Imperial City: Rome, 291 BCEp. 99
Harmonizing Science and Spirit: Ephesus, 100 CEp. 107
The Ancient Psychiatrist: Pergamum, 150-170 CEp. 115
Asklepios and Christ: The Roman Empire, 300-500 CEp. 133
Asklepian Healing Today
A Saint in the Mountains: Krete, 2000p. 149
Modern Dream Healingp. 155
The Ship of Death and Life: Greece, 1995p. 173
"What Dream the God Has Sent": Pergamum, 1998p. 189
Sokrates on Krete: Lebena, 2000p. 205
The Snake Returnsp. 217
Asklepios Makes House Callsp. 231
The Future of Asklepian Medicinep. 241
Benediction
The Blessing of Asklepios: Pergamum, 1998p. 263
Notesp. 267
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780835607995
ISBN-10: 9780835608060
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.52