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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.
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"Mad and Divine looks at the interplay between spirit and psyche and the moments of creativity and transformation that occur when the spirit overcomes desire and narcissism. Sudhir Kakar examines this relationship in religious rituals and healing traditions - both Eastern and Western - as well as in the lives of some extraordinary men: the mystic and guru Rajneesh, Gandhi, and the Buddhist saint Drukpa  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Osho; ʼBrug-smyon Kun-dgaʼ-legs-pa; Gandhi, Mahatma; Sigmund Freud; Osho; ʼBrug-smyon Kun-dgaʼ-legs-pa; Gandhi, Mahatma; Sigmund Freud; ʼBrug-smyon Kun-dgaʼ-legs-pa; Gandhi, Mahatma; Osho; Osho; 'Brug pa kun legs; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi; 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.
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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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"Kakar, a great intellectual, psychoanalyst, and anthropologist, is one of the principal figures in contemporary Indian thought." - Le Monde "An elegant stylist." - New York Times "In the history of Read more...

 
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