Nature, Technology and the Sacred

Nature, Technology and the Sacred

This provocative and timely book argues that contemporary ideas and practices concerning nature and technology remain closely bound up with religious ways of thinking and acting. Using examples from North America, Europe and elsewhere, it reinterprets a range of 'secular' phenomena in terms of their conditioning by a complex series of transformations of the sacred in Western history. The contemporary practices of environmental politics, technological risk behaviour, alternative medicine, vegetarianism and ethical consumption take on new significance as sites of struggle between different sacral orderings. Nature, Technology and the Sacred introduces a radically new direction for today's critical discourse concerning nature and technology – one that reinstates it as a moment within the ongoing religious history of the West.

The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation

The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation

Integrating Western psychological understanding with ancient Eastern and wisdom traditions, Siegel addresses how spiritual resonance is achieved within the psychotherapeutic process in The Sacred Path of the Therapist. Readers will learn how mindfulness practices and attunement can help them move clients toward recovery and beyond, allowing full potential to emerge within a shared coherent field of awakening consciousness. Topics include translating transpersonal theory into practice, understanding the human energy field, and the integration of psychotherapy and spiritual initiation. Drawing from her unique experiences working with master shamans as well as practicing as a psychotherapist, Irene Siegel discusses the evolving role of the therapist as both therapist and healer. Shamans are ancestral teachers, guides to nonordinary realms of consciousness and a divine cosmic whole within silent sacred spaces. Using lessons from native shamanic tradition and the evolving field of transpersonal psychology, both healer and client will learn to access the innate inner wisdom and healing potential within themselves through guided meditation exercises within moment-by-moment sacred space. The expanding content and context of therapy blends the two worlds: the clinical world and the world of the shaman.

Bodies Arising

Fall in Love with your Body and Remember your Divine Essence

Bodies Arising

Do you struggle with your body image? Are you walking beside someone who does? Are you suffering on account of dieting, disordered eating, over-exercising, compulsively seeking cosmetic surgery or obsessively resisting the ageing process? Psychologist and Psychotherapist Nicole Schnackenberg delves into how your identity may come to be pinned on to your physical appearance, and what you can do about it. Bodies Arising offers a series of meditations and reflections to support you on your journey of moving beyond food and body image struggles. It is an invitation to remember that your true Self is not the physical body and offers many tools for moving towards a love of every aspect of your being. Includes foreword by Sunday Times bestselling author, Theresa Cheung.

Psychotherapy and the Sacred

Religious Experience and Religious Resources in Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy and the Sacred

The richness and scope of this work challenges mental health professionals to rethink both their theoretical assumptions and their mode of practice.

Art Therapy as Witness

A Sacred Guide

Art Therapy as Witness

As well, it can be used as a supervisory book in the classroom. And perchance if there is a lone therapist who prefers to walk this path singularly, it can serve as a companion guide.

Sacred Bond

A Model of Spiritual Transformation for Therapists, Clients, and Seekers

Sacred Bond

In this extensive and vividly presented study, Mr. Hanhardt provides a model of how the spiritual life emerges at times of change and suffering in our lives. He presents a new view of ancient structures in the human psychethe relationships that are our greatest gifts and that emerge into the realm of the spiritual. This study is based upon decades of research into multiple traditions but fully relies on the description of the most powerful healing structures we have, which are found in each member of the Christian Trinity. To achieve the goal of the growth of love, the ultimate purpose of human suffering, we must invite God into the process. This book is designed for all who are involved in the healing process and is written in a language that is both accessible to the general public and also challenging of the traditional training and practice of psychotherapists and counselors. Mr. Hanhardt also presents throughout the book many techniques and structured self-studies and meditations for healing for clients and seekers who are directing their own healing process.

Psychology in India Revisited - Developments in the Discipline

Volume 2: Personality and Health Psychology

Psychology in India Revisited - Developments in the Discipline

Psychology in India Revisited, a three volume set, constitutes a comprehensive review of recent Indian research on psychology. The review reflects the diversity of current research interests and critically evaluates the extent to which the discipline of psychology has been responsive to the Indian socio-cultural reality. Divided thematically, the three volumes provide a focused treatment of a broad range of topics of theoretical, conceptual and methodological importance as also of empirical topicality.