Possession: Jung's Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche
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Title:      Possession: Jung's Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche
Categories:      Routledge
BookID:      1208
Authors:      Craig E. Stephenson
ISBN-10(13):      041544652X
Publisher:      Routledge
Publication date:      2009-06-26
Edition:      1
Number of pages:      0
Language:      English
Price:      31.65  USD
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Product Description
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.