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With the necessary demise and death of antique cosmologies and traditional religious paradigms dependent on external deities and devils, the modern religious challenge involves two simultaneous sacred endeavors: to eulogize, bury, and grieve the theistic and monotheistic god-images and the religions dependent on them; and, secondly, to bring fresh imagination to the meanings of god and religion, which will satisfy both the modern mind and ancient soul.

Drawing on the insights of Jungian or analytical psychology, Dr. Wright offers depth psychological analysis of our contemporary religious and political dilemmas, as well as invites readers to be midwives for the emerging religious myth that many believe to be on our collective horizon - a myth that will be more inclusive, intellectually and scientifically honest, and soul satisfying.

The invitation is made urgent by his psychological conclusion: As long as our deities and devils are perceived to be beyond the physical domain and outside the human psyche, our species will continue to do great harm to each other and to our global nest.

Combining personal testament and psychological commentary, the author explores heretofore taboo topics and reframes many traditional theological and Christological dogmas, making them more relevant to religious and non-religious alike.

Jerry R. Wright, D.Min is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Flat Rock, North Carolina, and a training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.  An experienced conference and retreat leader, he has led pilgrimages to sacred sites in Iona, Scotland, Ireland, Peru, and India. Reimagining God and Religion continues his primary interest in bringing the insights of Jungian or analytical psychology to experiences deemed religious or spiritual.

©2018 Chiron Publications (P)2019 Chiron Publications

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worth listening to, yet nothing new under the sun

This book covers much needed topics and it is worth listening to:"monotheistic madness" as a "diseased metaphor which metastasizes". However, few points the author makes are new: Joseph Campbell (never even mentioned in the book) covered most points already. Those familiar with contemporary leftist atheism (Harris, Hitchens, Carrier etc) will also recognize common motifs. The author is a lapsed Presbyterian minister who spent decades selling the Abrahamic fare only to see the light and spend some more decades picking it apart. The profile is that of the "progressive" clergymen in the Dennet-Lascola study. Such clergymen jettison the priestly collar to finally don a red bonnet as truly unhinged liberals at last free to proclaim their social justice gospel.

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