Care of the Psyche: A History of Psychological Healing

Hardcover | May 11, 1999

byStanley Jackson

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In this book, a distinguished historian of medicine surveys the basic elements that have constituted psychological healing over the centuries. Dr. Stanley W. Jackson shows that healing practices, whether they come from the worlds of medicine, religion, or philosophy, share certain elements that transcend space and time.

Drawing on medical writings from classical Greece and Rome to the present, as well as on philosophical and religious writings, Dr. Jackson shows that the basic ingredients of psychological healing—which have survived changes of name, the fall of their theoretical contexts, and the waning of social support in different historical eras—are essential factors in our modern psychotherapies and in healing contexts in general.

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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 book, a distinguished historian of medicine surveys the basic elements that have constituted psychological healing over the centuries. Dr. Stanley W. Jackson shows that healing practices, whether they come from the worlds of medicine, religion, or philosophy, share certain elements that transcend space and time.Drawing on medic...

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.