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    DescriptionFrom Spiritual Emergency to Healing and Rebirth Increasing numbers of people involved in personal transformation are experiencing spiritual emergencies -- crises when the process of growth and change becomes chaotic and overwhelming. Individuals experiencing such episodes may feel that their sense of identity is breaking down, that their old values no longer hold true, and that the very ground beneath their personal realities is radically shifting. In many cases, new realms of mystical and spiritual experience enter their lives suddenly and dramatically, resulting in fear and confusion. They may feel tremendous anxiety, have difficulty coping with their daily lives, jobs, and relationships, and may even fear for their own sanity. Unfortunately, much of modern psychiatry has failed to distinguish these episodes from mental illness. As a result, transformational crises are often suppressed by routine psychiatric care, medication, and even institutionalization. However, there is a new perspective developing among many mental health professionals and those studying spiritual development that views such crises as transformative breakthroughs that can hold tremendous potential for physical and emotional healing. When understood and treated in a supportive manner, spiritual emergencies can become gateways to higher levels of functioning and new ways of being. In this book, foremost psychologists, psychiatrists, and spiritual teachers address the following questions: What is spiritual emergency? What is the relationship between spirituality, "madness," and healing? What forms does spiritual emergency take? What are the pitfalls -- and promises -- of spiritual practice? How can people in spiritual emergency be assisted by family, friends, and professionals? This groundbreaking work reveals that within the crisis of spiritual emergency lies the promise of spiritual emergence and renewal.


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    Title
    Spiritual Emergency
    Subtitle
    When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Stanislav Grof, Edited by Christina Grof
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 153 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 550 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780874775389
    ISBN 10: 0874775388
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: JM
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VXA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Libri: I-OP
    B&T Approval Code: A13080000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25300
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL050000
    DC20: 158
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 291.4/2, 291.42
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: OCC000000, REL062000
    LC classification: BL624 .S677 1989, BL624.S677
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Jeremy P Tarcher
    Publication date
    09 November 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles