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Mad and divine : spirit and psyche in the modern world

Author: Sudhir Kakar
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the interplay between spirit and psyche and the moments of creativity and transformation that occur when the spirit overcomes desire and narcissism. This book examines this relationship in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Osho; ʼBrug-smyon Kun-dgaʼ-legs-pa; Gandhi, Mahatma; Sigmund Freud; Osho; 'Brug pa kun legs; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi; Sigmund Freud; ʼBrug-smyon Kun-dgaʼ-legs-pa; Gandhi, Mahatma; Osho; Osho; ʼBrug-smyon Kun-dgaʼ-legs-pa; Gandhi, Mahatma; Sigmund Freud
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Kakar
ISBN: 9780226422879 0226422879
OCLC Number: 298776831
Notes: Originally published: New Delhi : Penguin/Viking, 2008.
Description: 178 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Childhood of a spiritually incorrect guru: Osho --
Seduction and the saint: the legend of Drukpa Kunley --
Desire and the spiritual quest: the legend of Drukpa Kunley (contd.) --
Gandhi and the art of practical spirituality --
Empathy in psychoanalysis and spiritual healing --
The uses of ritual --
Religion and psyche: reading Freud's The future of an illusion in Goa.
Responsibility: Sudhir Kakar.

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