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Author Firman, John, 1945-2008.

Title The primal wound : a transpersonal view of trauma, addiction, and growth / John Firman and Ann Gila.

Imprint Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©1997.

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Description 1 online resource (284 pages) : illustrations.
Series SUNY series in the philosophy of psychology
SUNY series in the philosophy of psychology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. An Addiction/Abuse Workshop -- Ch. 2. The Source of Human Spirit -- Ch. 3. The Human Spirit -- Ch. 4. The Development of Spirit -- Ch. 5. The Primal Wound -- Ch. 6. The Higher and Lower Unconscious -- Ch. 7. Personalities and Subpersonalities -- Ch. 8. Self-Realization -- Ch. 9. Psychosynthesis Therapy -- Ch. 10. The Psychosynthesis Therapist.
Summary The primal wound is the result of a violation we all suffer in various ways, beginning in early childhood and continuing throughout life. Because we are treated not as individual, unique human beings but as objects, our intrinsic, authentic sense of self is annihilated. This primal wounding breaks the fundamental relationships that form the fabric of human existence: the relationship to oneself, to other people, to the natural world, and to a sense of transpersonal meaning symbolized in concepts such as the Divine, the Ground of Being, and Ultimate Reality. In this book Firman and Gila apply object relations theory, self-psychology, transpersonal psychology, and psychosynthesis to the issues of psychological wounding, healing, and growth and show how this wounding can be redeemed through therapy and through changing one's way of living.
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Subject Transpersonal psychology.
Self-destructive behavior.
Self-Injurious Behavior.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Gila, Ann.
Other Form: Print version: Firman, John, 1945- Primal wound. Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©1997 0791432939 (DLC) 96043767 (OCoLC)35714464
ISBN 0585053413 (electronic bk.)
9780585053417 (electronic bk.)