Two pioneers in holistic psychology show how to heal mind and spirit, using Dante's Divine Comedy as a metaphor for personal growth.
Bringing a unique Western approach to the quest for enlightenment, Dante's Path addresses such struggles as depression, anxiety, and addiction through a brilliant lens called psychosynthesis. Conceived by Italian psychotherapist Roberto Assagioli, who was a student of Sigmund Freud and colleague of Carl Jung, psycho-synthesis embraces spirituality as a key component of mental health. Dante's Path draws on Dante's epic poem The Divine Comedy (of which Assagioli was a devotee) as a rich metaphor for the challenge of escaping from fear-based instincts (Dante's Hell), into a place of personal transformation (Purgatory), then into the confidence of finding life's higher purpose (his Pilgrim's Paradise).
With specific exercises, such as guided imagery and meditations, Dante's Path leads readers on a unique step-by-step journey for building an ongoing relationship with their guiding inner wisdom. The Schaubs have used this holistic method to successfully treat hundreds of patients for over thirty years.
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Published September 15, 2003
by Gotham Books/Penguin Group.
Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help.