Facing the Dragon: Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity

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Chiron Publications, 2003 - Psychology - 250 pages
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Structured around a series of lectures presented at the Jung Institute of Chicago in a program entitled "Jungian Psychology and Human Spirituality: Liberation from Tribalism in Religious Life," this book-length essay attacks the related problems of human evil, spiritual narcissism, secularism and ritual, and grandiosity. Moore dares to insist that we stop ignoring these issues and provides clear-sighted guidance for where to start and what to expect. Along the way, he pulls together many important threads from recent findings in theology, spirituality, and psychology and brings us to a point where we can conceive of embarking on a corrective course.

 

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Contents

The Archetype of Spiritual Warfare
15
The Challenge of Conscious
45
Modern Secularism Fuels Pathological Narcissism
61
Discerning and Facing Your Own Grandiosity
79
Archetypal Structures Provide
107
The Combat Myth and the Archetypal Enemy
123
How Modern Spiritual Narcissism Leads
143
The Psychological Sources of Religious Conflict
165
Resources for Facing the Dragon
181
Bibliography
235
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Robert L. Moore, Ph.D., is a professor of psychoanalysis, culture and spirituality at Chicago Theological Seminary and a Jungian analyst.

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