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The Resource Spirit, mind, & brain : a psychoanalytic examination of spirituality and religion, Mortimer Ostow

Spirit, mind, & brain : a psychoanalytic examination of spirituality and religion, Mortimer Ostow

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Spirit, mind, & brain : a psychoanalytic examination of spirituality and religion
Title
Spirit, mind, & brain
Title remainder
a psychoanalytic examination of spirituality and religion
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Mortimer Ostow
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Spirit, mind, and brain
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eng
Summary
Preeminent psychoanalyst Mortimer Ostow believes that early childhood emotional attachments form the cognitive underpinnings of spiritual experience and religious motivation. His hypothesis, which is verifiable, relies on psychological and neurobiological evidence but is respectful of the human need for spiritual value. Ostow begins by classifying the three parts of the spiritual experience: awe, Spirituality proper, and mysticism. After he pinpoints the psychological origins of these feelings in infancy, he discusses the foundations of religious sentiment and practice and the brain processes associated with spiritual experience. He then focuses on spirituality's relationship to mood regulation, and the role of negative spirituality in fostering religious fundamentalism and demonic possession. Ostow concludes with an analysis of an essay by the psychoanalyst Donald M. Marcus, who recounts his own spiritual experience during a Native American-style "vision quest" in the woods. Marcus's account demonstrates the constructive potential of spirituality and the way in which spirituality retrieves and recapitulates feelings of attachment to the mother. Persuasively and brilliantly argued, Spirit, Mind, and Brain brings the disciplines of religion, behavorial neuroscience, and philosophy to bear on a groundbreaking new method for understanding religious ritual and belief
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Ostow, Mortimer
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Columbia series in science and religion
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  • Psychoanalysis and religion
  • Psychology and religion
  • Psychology, Religious
  • RELIGION
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • Psychoanalysis and religion
  • Psychology and religion
  • Psychology, Religious
  • Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical
  • Psychoanalytic Interpretation
  • Psychoanalytic Theory
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Spirituality
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Spirit, mind, & brain : a psychoanalytic examination of spirituality and religion, Mortimer Ostow
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-208) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Spirit -- Mind : the psychodynamics of awe, spirituality, and mysicism -- Religion -- Spirituality and religion -- The human-divine encounter : a developmental, epigenetic scheme -- The qualities of God -- Brain -- Mood regulation -- Apocalypse -- Demonic spirituality : infanticide, self-sacrifice, and fundamentalism -- Analyzing an account of a spiritual experience
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ocn137978384
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1 online resource (xi, 220 pages)
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online
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9780231511209
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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10.7312/osto13900
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22573/cttgs19x
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EB00662423
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remote
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(OCoLC)137978384
Label
Spirit, mind, & brain : a psychoanalytic examination of spirituality and religion, Mortimer Ostow
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Spirit -- Mind : the psychodynamics of awe, spirituality, and mysicism -- Religion -- Spirituality and religion -- The human-divine encounter : a developmental, epigenetic scheme -- The qualities of God -- Brain -- Mood regulation -- Apocalypse -- Demonic spirituality : infanticide, self-sacrifice, and fundamentalism -- Analyzing an account of a spiritual experience
Control code
ocn137978384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511209
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/osto13900
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgs19x
Publisher number
EB00662423
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)137978384

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