Spiritual Crisis

Spiritual Crisis

Author: J Lebron Mcbride

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317791201

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 185

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It’s no revelation that in today’s world many people suffer from some form of spiritual crisis. But, fortunately, there is hope. In Spiritual Crisis: Surviving Trauma to the Soul, you’ll discover how you can reverse the impact of spiritual crisis and apply healing balm to the traumatized soul. A comprehensive, real-life approach to spiritual care, it gives you the understanding necessary to put a lid on the daily chaos that seeks to destroy those whose lives have been shattered by tragedy, terror, and disillusionment. Written from the perspective of a compassionate professional who has navigated the dark and turbulent waters of his own spiritual crises, Spiritual Crisis represents a loving cross-section of aid from the fields of pastoral theology, psychology, and health care. Christians and non-Christians alike will benefit from its frank approach to aiding troubled souls through the tough times of belief transition, loss of faith, and potentially damaging extremes in living and thinking. Specifically, you’ll read about: understanding the effects and roots of spiritual crisis and trauma coping with loss counteracting disillusionment with the church negotiating belief transitions dealing with religious burnout intervening in denominational identity crises Oftentimes, it’s hard to know what will make a loved one survive or succumb to the impact of seemingly insurmountable personal emergencies. However, this book is a “call to care” that will enable you to help others turn back the tide of debilitating hardship in their lives and restore the tempering unity of mind and body. Whether you’re a beginning pastoral counselor, a marriage and family therapist, or friend of a troubled loved one, Spiritual Crisis will show you and those you work with how to turn crisis into care.

Spiritual Crisis

Spiritual Crisis

Author: Fransje de Waard

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845406950

Category: Religion

Page: 427

View: 853

The American comedienne Lily Tomlin once observed with surprise that we call it 'praying' when we talk to God and 'schizophrenia' when God talks back to us. In this book people speak about inner experiences in which they perceived themselves and the world so differently that they thought they were going mad. Experiences of existential voids, heights and depths, freezing wastes and silences, of pure energy, love and fear, oneness and chaos. They found no explanation in science or religion; traditional standards of normality and morality brought them no further than 'madness' and 'heresy'. From sheer necessity they learned to steer by a sort of inner compass, and began to tap unconventional resources. This gave their experience on balance the depth and dynamism of a spiritual transformation which they would not have wanted to miss. Since 1994 such spiritual crises have acquired an official place in psychiatric diagnostics, namely as non-pathological episodes. Knowledge and insight fall substantially short, however, both in professional circles and among the public at large. In this book the author shows how transpersonal psychology interprets such crises as the growing pains of human consciousness. This wider perspective transcends the traditional, individual frameworks of the life sciences, parallel to the earlier shift of classical mechanics to quantum physics. At a time that resounds with demands for meaningfulness, and which seems engrossed in a holistic model of reality, this book sets about giving a place within this perspective to the phenomenon of the spiritual crisis.

Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age

Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age

Author: Harold K. Bush

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817315382

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

View: 552

Mark Twain is often pictured as a severe critic of religious piety, shaking his fist at God and mocking the devout. This book highlights Twain's attractions to and engagements with the variety of religious phenomena of America in his lifetime. It offers a more complicated understanding of Twain and his literary output.

Reflections on The Moral & Spiritual Crisis in Education

Reflections on The Moral & Spiritual Crisis in Education

Author: David E. Purpel

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820468460

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 103

This book takes a sharply critical view of contemporary society with a searing indictment of our morally and intellectually bankrupt educational system. Uniquely, the book contains both the original version of David Purpel's highly influential Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education, first published in 1989, as well as an updated critique of that work - reflections from our current times of growing despair about the directions of education and the nation. Reflections on the Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education focuses on the possibility - and necessity - of generating hope through the redemptive and energizing power of the human spirit.

Humanism, Theology, and Spiritual Crisis in Renaissance Florence: Giovanni Caroli’s Liber dierum lucensium

Humanism, Theology, and Spiritual Crisis in Renaissance Florence: Giovanni Caroli’s Liber dierum lucensium

Author: Giovanni Caroli

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004346130

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 277

This volume offers a unique glimpse into the mind of Giovanni Caroli’s powerful personal reaction to the institutional crisis regarding the required reform in the Dominican Order in the mid-fifteenth century, through a critical edition of his The Book of My Days in Lucca.

Coming Full Circle: One Woman’S Journey Through Spiritual Crisis

Coming Full Circle: One Woman’S Journey Through Spiritual Crisis

Author: Carol L. Noyes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493189274

Category: Self-Help

Page: 284

View: 895

Her journey of recovery from bipolar disorder and her insights are described in this book, an autobiography of Carol Noyes. When Carol went through mid-life crisis in the spring of 2006 her world was turned upside-down. Carol was able to wean herself off drugs, after over four years on psychiatric medications. She found natural alternatives that effectively helped her to recover and to lead a productive life. Carol believes that the current medical paradigm is inadequate and often unable to help individuals to heal and to bounce back. Carol nearly died from a combination of the swine flu and lithium poisoning. Her descent to the bottom of the metaphorical well provided the impetus for her to research non-drug therapies. These therapies, along with faith, hope, and courage, brought Carol back to a peaceful life. Carol recounts her life and investigates the factors that precipitated imbalance. She writes about her extraordinary experiences during expanded states of consciousness. She also delves into the world of symbols and mythologies, describing how they became poignant for her. Carol calls her experience a time of spiritual awakening; a time of developing self-esteem, learning to love herself, and finding her true purpose. She hopes that her insights will help others going through spiritual crisis. Those interested in humanistic psychology, personal growth, and spirituality may find this book fascinating.

In Case of Spiritual Emergency

In Case of Spiritual Emergency

Author: Catherine G. Lucas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781844093922

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 871

Personal stories of spiritual crises are presented alongside practical and effective guidance in this exploration of a fascinating phenomenon. When spiritual emergencies, such as mystical psychosis and dark nights of the soul, are understood, managed, and integrated, they can offer enormous potential for growth and fulfillment, and this book offers three key phases for successful navigation. Encouraging, supportive, and life-saving, this resource is essential for avoiding the mental, emotional, or spiritual paralysis or exhaustion that can result from underestimating the current age of increased individual and global emergencies.

The Call of Spiritual Emergency

The Call of Spiritual Emergency

Author: Emma Bragdon

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456610067

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 315

View: 862

A feast of revealing narratives expose the amazing story of how people deal with critical points in personal transformation, also known as spiritual emergency. With the increase of interest in yoga, meditation, mental health recovery, and recovery from addiction there is renewed interest in care that is not based on medication as much as empathy and compassionate companionship. This book helps anyone who doesn't have a language to understand intense inner experiences and confuses them with mental illness. If you have felt disoriented by intense spiritual experiences this book will help you understand where you are and where you may be heading. It is a map of the journey of spiritual awakening written by a psychologist who knows the territory well. Reading it may make the difference between heading off to the hospital to get drugs to stop the symptoms or staying home and knowing you are OK. Just because you have had a conversation with your spirit guide, or talked to the spirit of someone who has passed away doesn't mean you are having a breakdown. It could mean you are having a breakthrough to a higher level of functioning. The author is a psychologist and knows the territory.

Crisis Intervention Christ-is Intervention

Crisis Intervention Christ-is Intervention

Author: Anthony Benjamin Cosenza

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595312382

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 487

Drawing from principles and analogies in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and sports fitness training, Dr. Cosenza offers a bold and time-honored spiritual direction for shifting our values so as to maximize valor and resilience. This book is a carefully researched guide for personal and professional growth that systematically helps us to move away from a crisis to healthy and valiant living. On a 25-year quest for the meaning of "selfvalue," the author/psychologist unveils the biblical origin and characteristics of "spiritual valueness." Describing crises as imbalances of spiritual values, Dr. Cosenza explains types and subtypes of spiritual crises so that we can overcome life's pressuring circumstances. A step-wise spiritual fitness training model is presented that employs biblically based balance exercises to prevent, evaluate, and correct specific critical conditions. This unique form of spiritual fitness has major applications for individuals in need as well as spiritual leaders, mental health professionals, and health fitness trainers.

Spiritual Emergency

Spiritual Emergency

Author: Stanislav Grof

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: UOM:39015016285713

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 274

View: 664

Argues that many episodes of transformational crisis have been misdiagnosed as mental illness, and explains how to use such a crisis for spiritual development

Spiritual and Mental Health Crisis in Globalizing Senegal

Spiritual and Mental Health Crisis in Globalizing Senegal

Author: Alice Bullard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000589023

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 883

This book explores the history of mental health in Senegal, and how psychological difficulties were also expressed in the terms of spiritualism, magic, witchcraft, spirit possession and ancestor worship. Focused on the effervescent and fruitful early post-colonial years at the Fann Hospital, situated at the famed University of Dakar, Cheikh Anta Diop, this book reveals provocative treatment innovations via case studies of individuals struggling for health and healing. This book operates as a suspension bridge between scholarship on witchcraft and magic on the one side and the history of psychiatry and psycho-analysis on the other. This book creates a new route of exchange for healing knowledge for a broad array of West African spiritual troubles, mental illness, magic, soul cannibalism, witchcraft, spirit possession, and psychosis.