The new edition of this successful text builds on the very latest research to present an original and unique exploration of the psychology of both spirituality and psychosis. The editor brings together fascinating perspectives from a broad range of distinguished contributors.
This new edition covers the most recent body of research, both qualitative and quantitative, in its exploration of the interface between psychosis and spirituality, and investigation into anomalous experiences. Ten new chapters added and the remaining text completely updated. New to this edition is an expanded clinical section, relevant to clinicians working with psychosis.
Offers a fundamental rethink of the concept of psychosis, and proposes new insights into spirituality.
Includes feature chapters from a distinguished list of contributors across a broad range of disciplines, including Peter Fenwick, Peter Chadwick, David Kingdon, Gordon Claridge, Neil Douglas Klotz and David Lukoff.
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No. The book is simultaneously overly abstract, speculative and selective in its references. Some of the chapters borderline pseudo scientific, and remind me of Depack Copra. At one point there is an attempt to find commonalities between old religious texts and quantum mechanic (man has body and soul, and quantum physics shows that matter is both wave and particle, maybe there's something to the old writings!!). This to me, is nonsense, and completely useless posturing. This book is obviously written by someone that espouse a religious kind of spirituality, and as such, is heavily biased.
Yes, the style was very slow for me, and only served to cement my impression of the book as Ivory tower, disconnected-from-reality, rambling.
I was not even able to return it.
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