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The Idea of the Numinous : Contemporary Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives - Ann Casement

The Idea of the Numinous

Contemporary Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives

By: Ann Casement (Editor), David Tacey (Editor)

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Published: 20th July 2006
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The idea of the numinous is often raised in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic contexts, but it is rarely itself subjected to close scrutiny. This volume examines how the numinous has gained currency in the post-modern world, demonstrating how the numinous is no longer confined to religious discourses but is included in humanist, secular and scientific views of the world.

Questions of soul and spirit are increasingly being raised in connection with the scientific exploration of the psyche, and especially in the context of psychotherapy. The contributors to this volume are interested in exploring the numinous in the human psyche, in clinical work, world events, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and the humanities. They originate from multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural backgrounds, bringing a variety of approaches to subjects including:

  • Witchcraft: the numinous power of humans.
  • Jung and Derrida: the numinous, deconstruction and myth.
  • Accessing the numinous: Apolline and Dionysian pathways.
  • The role of the numinous in the reception of Jung.

The Idea of the Numinous will fascinate all analytical psychologists, psychoanalysts and psychotherapists interested in investigating the overlap between therapeutic and religious interests.

Foreword
Preface
Psychologies as Ontology-making Practices: William James and the Pluralities of Psychological Experience
Witchcraft: The Numinous Power of Humans
On the Importance of Numinous Experience in the Alchemy of Individuation
Varieties of Numinous Experience: The Experience of the Sacred in the Therapeutic Process
Numinosity/Femininity
Vagaries of Numinous Experience: Two Questions to George Steiner
Jung and Derrida: The Numinous, Deconstruction and Myth
The Idea of the Numinous in Goethe and Jung
Accessing the Numinous: Apolline and Dionysian Pathways
Main, Numinosity and Terror: Jung's Psychological Revision of Otto as an Aid to Engaging Religious Fundamentalism
Rerooting in the Mother: The Numinosity of the Night
The Experience of the Numinous Today: From the Novels of Haruki Murakami
Holy, Holy, Holy: The Misappropriation of the Numinous in Jung
The Role of the Numinous in the Reception of Jung
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ISBN: 9781583917848
ISBN-10: 1583917845
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 20th July 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 15.62  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1