The Natural Depth in Man

The Natural Depth in Man


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Psychologist Wilson Van Dusen explores the secret spaces of our inner world with clues drawn from his own personal experience, his work with psychiatric patients, and his study of Eastern and Western philosophy. Drawing from the insights of Swedish visionary Emanuel Swedenborg, Van Dusen discusses self-reflection, dreams, hallucinations, and the mystical experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780877856924
Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 570 KB

About the Author

Wilson Van Dusen, Ph.D. in clinical psychology, spent his professional years working with schizophrenics.  As a psychologist, he gravitated toward the depths of human experience, with a special reference to the human potential for the experience of God.  An accomplished writer, his later books focus on the spiritual universal that transcends cultural and doctrinal differences.  His books include The Design of Existence, Returning to the Source, and Beauty, Wonder, and the Mystical Mind.

Table of Contents

Contents 1. The Castle of the Mind 2. The Mystery of Ordinary Experiencing 3. To See and Hear Another Person 4. Self-Reflection—Existence Gains from Itself 5. Feeling-Imagery 6. In the Stillness of Mind 7. Fragile Fringe Phenomena 8. Dreams 9. The Shape of Madness 10. Hallucinations 11. Mystical Experience: The Flowering of Understanding 12. Implications of the Descent into Depth Appendix: The Life of Emanuel Swedenborg Notes

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