Religion And The New Psychology; A Psycho-analytic Study Of Religion by Walter Samuel Swisher

Religion And The New Psychology; A Psycho-analytic Study Of Religion

byWalter Samuel Swisher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... H. THE NATURE OF THE UNCONSCIOUS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE RELIGIOUS LIFE i. The Nature of the Unconscious MAN walks through this life his footsteps ever attended by an unseen companion. This comrade of his waking and his sleeping hours, like the Daemon of Socrates or the familiar of Mohammed which sat perched upon his shoulder in the form of a dove, is forever whispering momentous messages in his ear. It is the Unconscious. It has long been known to psychology that an active psychic life goes on "subliminally," or below the threshold of consciousness. Until very recently, however, the true nature and function of the Unconscious were little known. Certain evidences of its activities in waking life were all that we had. Every one has had the experience of having to make a momentous decision or solve a difficult problem, and "sleeping on it," when, after some eight or nine hours of sleep, the decision almost makes itself, or the problem seems to solve itself. Some activity has been at work which needed only the diversion of our attention or rather a state of inattention (which sleep is said to be by modern psychology), a state of passivity, in order to fmiction and bring order out of chaos. We are vaguely conscious that some inner force has been at work. Again, we are conscious of vague emotional disturbances that nothing in our outward life, no external stimulus, seems to warrant. It is the Unconscious. Within the last few years, by a variety of technical procedures, the earliest of which is hypnosis, the latest and most efficacious psychoanalysis, the content of the Unconscious, has been brought to light and its varied functions determined. Other methods of tapping the Unconscious are by the use of ouija, planchette, crystal-gazing, and automatic writing. Th...

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Title:Religion And The New Psychology; A Psycho-analytic Study Of ReligionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217982743

ISBN - 13:9780217982740

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