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Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom : Psychological Healing Practices from the World's Religious Traditions.

Author: Sharon G Mijares
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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Harness the psychospiritual healing potential of prayer, meditation, breathing, and more!This thoughtful anthology illuminates ancient ways of psychospiritual healing. Research has shown the healing potential of prayer, meditation, controlled breathing, and other timeless spiritual disciplines. This extraordinary book brings together experts who explore these concepts from the perspectives of Christianity, Buddhism,  Read more...
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Mijares, Sharon G.
Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom : Psychological Healing Practices from the World's Religious Traditions.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon G Mijares
ISBN: 9781317787990 1317787994
OCLC Number: 868490643
Notes: Ways of Presenting Spiritual Teachings.
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; About the Editor; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Examining the Problem; The Shadow Side of Neglect; Integrating Science and Religion; BUDDHISM; Chapter 1. Nurturing the Seeds of Sanity: A Buddhist Approach to Psychotherapy; Introduction; Brilliant Sanity and Buddha Nature; The Four Noble Truths; The Path of Contemplative Psychotherapy; Cultivating Mindfulness; The Four Foundations of Mindfulness; Using Mindlessness Practices Mindfully; The Outcome; CHRISTIANITY. Chapter 2. Rediscovering Christ, the HealerRediscovering Mystical Christianity; Contemporary Prayer Experiences; Prayer Healing with Scripture Stories; Free-Form Prayer Healing; An Experience of Prayer Healing; A Transpersonal Model of Christian Prayer Healing; Mary, the Saints, and Other Wisdom Figures; Healing of the Generations-A New Perspective on Purgatory; Intercessory Prayer and the Liturgy of Healing; Prayer in a Mystical Cosmos; GODDESS SPIRITUALITY; Chapter 3. Tales of the Goddess: Healing Metaphors for Women; The Splitting of Earth and Sky; Embodied Narratives. The Cycles of a Woman's LifeReclaiming the Garden of Paradise; JUDAISM; Chapter 4. Jewish Spiritual Pathways for Growth and Healing; Introduction; Kabbalistic Paths of Healing; Balancing Yourself on the Tree of Your Life; The Three Strands of the Soul; Meditation and the Tree of Life; Returning to Your Soul: The Relationship Between Rabbi and Student; Community As Healer; Jewish Holidays: Holistic Days; Future Directions in Jewish Spirituality and Psychological Growth; Summary; NATIVE AMERICAN PSYCHOSPIRITUALITY; Chapter 5. Dancing the Circle: Native American Concepts of Healing; Introduction. East: New BeginningsSouth: Initiation and Learning; West: Revelation and Insight; North: Transformation and Systemic Change; Self-Care and Integrity: Guides for the Healer; Conclusion; SUFISM; Chapter 6. The Key in the Dark: Self and Soul Transformation in the Sufi Tradition; History and Background; The Ecology of Mind in Sufi Stories and Poetry; Views of the Self and Soul; Practices: Breath, Sound, Walking Meditation, Dance, Turning, and Remembrance; Twenty-First-Century Applications; TAOISM; Chapter 7. Taoist Mind-Body Resources for Psychological Health and Healing. Taoism: The Tao, Ch'i, and Ch'i Gung"Good-Enough" Health and Wellness; The Path of No-Path: Suchness and Simplicity; "No-Identity Is True Identity"; Illness As "Stuck" or "Attached" Life Energy; Wu Wei: The Ultimate Achievement in Taoist "Wellness"; On Taoist Masters and Students; Conclusion; YOGA AND HINDUISM; Chapter 8. The Yoga Path: Awakening from the Dream; Introduction; Indian Science; Yoga As Somatic Science; Yoga Education; The Goals or Outcomes of Yoga; Yoga and Psychotherapy; Cautions for Yoga Practice; Yoga and the Psychospiritual Client; Yoga As a Way of Life; Conclusion.

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Harness the psychospiritual healing potential of prayer, meditation, breathing, and more!This thoughtful anthology illuminates ancient ways of psychospiritual healing. Research has shown the healing potential of prayer, meditation, controlled breathing, and other timeless spiritual disciplines. This extraordinary book brings together experts who explore these concepts from the perspectives of Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, the Goddess tradition, Judaism, Native American spirituality, Taoism, and Hinduism/Yoga. In Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing.

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