Mad and divine: spirit and psyche in the modern world (Record no. 65470)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780670081608
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 133.9
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Kakar, Sudhir
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Title Mad and divine: spirit and psyche in the modern world
Statement of responsibility, etc. Kakar, Sudhir
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc. New Delhi
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Penguin Books India Pvt.Ltd.
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2008
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 178 p.
365 ## - TRADE PRICE
Price amount INR 325.00
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Ever respectful of and sympathetic to a persons spiritual life and strivings, Kakar takes us on a tour through the many rooms of the mansion of spirituality. He looks at the interplay, at times playful, at others deadly serious, between spirit and psyche, and the moments of creativity and transformation when the spirit cools the fire of desire or thaws the ice of self-centredness. He looks at this interplay and these moments in religious ritual and in healing traditions, both Eastern and Western, as also in the lives of some extraordinary men. The first peek is into the well-documented childhood of Rajneesh, a pioneer in the globalization of spirituality, but the focus here is on the vision of the spirits soaring and not the oft-repeated tragedy of its fall. In his elucidation of the part played by sexuality in the making of a saint, Kakar examines the life of Drukpa Kunley, who through overtly scandalous parables, songs and actions vigorously pushes against the boundary of all that is tabooed. And to rethink the role of the spiritual in collective life, Kakar examines Gandhis practical spiritualityh?is vision of how we need to engage ourselves in our political and social worlds. Enriched with a novelists felicity of language and an analysts piercing insight and startling interpretation, Mad and Divine is a valuable addition to the literature on the integration of the spirit and psyche in the evolving psychology of an individual, showing as it does that when the spirit soars it pulls up the psyche in its wake.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Spiritualism (Psychology)
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