Lifting the Veil of Mental Illness: An Approach to Anthroposophical Psychology

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Mental illnesses are too often seen only in abstract terms. In keeping with this, mainstream psychology, which seldom acknowledges the psyche or soul, relies increasingly on pharmaceutical treatment.

In his unique approach to anthroposophical psychology (or "psychosophy"), William Bento views imbalances of the human soul in an experiential and human way. Basing his views on the work of Rudolf Steiner, Bento looks not only at the human body, soul, and spirit, but also at the way the whole environment of physical phenomena, life forces, and spirit beings affects us as individuals. Going well beyond our immediate, earthly surroundings, the author considers the cosmic effects of sun, planets and stars, offering a holistic view of the human soul.

This book is a valuable and accessible addition to the field of anthroposophical psychology and to the study of Spiritual Science in general.

CONTENTS:

  • Psychotherapy in the Light of Anthroposophy
  • Obsessions, Compulsions, and Addictions: Disorders of Our Time
  • The Myths of Depression and Mania
  • Psychosis or Initiation?
  • The Human Heart: Source and Substance of the Holy Grail

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About the author

William R. Bento has worked within the fields of human development for over thirty years. His unique approach to consultation consists of a synthesis of mainstream psychological and sociological thought with an approach to spiritual science. He is a recognized pioneer and published author in the emerging disciplines of Psychosophy (soul wisdom) and Astrosophy (star wisdom). He travels extensively as a speaker, teacher, and consultant, and currently is engaged in a doctoral program at The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California.

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SteinerBooks
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Published on
Dec 31, 2004
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Pages
117
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ISBN
9780880105309
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Psychiatry / General
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