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Understanding the occult : fragmentation and repair of the self

dc.contributor.authorGay, Volney Patrick
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and index
dc.description.abstractIn this book I offer a causal explanation for occult beliefs. I try to show what events in a person's live typically precede the occult moment and why the occult moment is so important to that person's sense of herself or himself. I do not attempt to judge the truth of occult beliefs: I try to show when they arise and what work they perform.
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction: three stories of the occult -- Occult experience in everyday life -- Inside the Occult experience -- Occult moments in the life of Saint Augustine -- Freud, Jung and the return of the Occult -- Jung's Occult psychology: a synchronistic moment -- The Occult mood and its resolution: Occult moments in Goethe's "Truth and Fiction" -- Alternative solutions to fragmentation anxiety
dc.format.extent232 p.
dc.publisherFortress Pressen
dc.subject.lcshOccultism -- Historyen
dc.subject.lcshOccultism -- Religious aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshOccultism -- Psychological aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshSelf psychology
dc.titleUnderstanding the occult : fragmentation and repair of the selfen
dc.description.collegeCollege of Arts & Science
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Religious Studies

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