Care of the Psyche: A History of Psychological Healing

Hardcover | May 11, 1999

byStanley Jackson

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In this wide-ranging book, a distinguished historian of medicine surveys psychological healing over the centuries and discovers common elements that transcend space and time. Whether healers have come from the worlds of medicine, religion, or philosophy, Dr. Stanley W. Jackson shows, their practices share basic ingredients that remain essential factors in psychological healing today.

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Why do so many people visit psychics in an era that is so firmly based on science and fact? The truth is, that if you listen to the advice of psychics, it sounds a lot like what a psychologist might say. The Greeks passed down ancient truths of psychological healing to our modern society and manifest themselves in different forms. By s...

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In this wide-ranging book, a distinguished historian of medicine surveys psychological healing over the centuries and discovers common elements that transcend space and time. Whether healers have come from the worlds of medicine, religion, or philosophy, Dr. Stanley W. Jackson shows, their practices share basic ingredients that remain ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:May 11, 1999Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300076711

ISBN - 13:9780300076714

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Why do so many people visit psychics in an era that is so firmly based on science and fact? The truth is, that if you listen to the advice of psychics, it sounds a lot like what a psychologist might say. The Greeks passed down ancient truths of psychological healing to our modern society and manifest themselves in different forms. By studying medical writings from ancient to modern times, Stanley W. Jackson shows how these truths develop throughout history in Care of the Psyche.