Possession: Jung's comparative anatomy of the psyche
This illuminating study, addressed both to readers new to Jung and to those already familiar with his work, offers fresh insights into a fundamental concept of analytical psychology.Anatomizing Jung's concept of possession reinvests Jungian psychotherapy with its positive potential for practice. Analogizing the concept ' lining it up comparatively beside the history of religion, anthropology, psychiatry, and even drama and film criticism ' offers not a naive syncretism, but enlightening possibilities along the borders of these diverse disciplines.An original, wide-ranging exploration of phenomena both ancient and modern, this book offers a conceptual bridge between psychology and anthropology, it challenges psychiatry to culturally contextualize its diagnostic manual, and it posits a much more fluid, pluralistic and embodied notion of selfhood.
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