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The Resource Yoga and psychology : language, memory, and mysticism, Harold Coward

Yoga and psychology : language, memory, and mysticism, Harold Coward

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Yoga and psychology : language, memory, and mysticism
Title
Yoga and psychology
Title remainder
language, memory, and mysticism
Statement of responsibility
Harold Coward
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Foundational for Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist thought and spiritual practice, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the classical statement of Eastern Yoga, are unique in their emphasis on the nature and importance of psychological processes. Yoga's influence is explored in the work of both the seminal Indian thinker Bhartrhari (c. 600 C.E.) and among key figures in Western psychology: founders Freud and Jung, as well as contemporary transpersonalists such as Washburn, Tart, and Ornstein." "Coward shows how the yogic notion of psychological processes make Bhartrhari's philosophy of language and his theology of revelation possible. He goes on to explore how Western psychology has been influenced by incorporating or rejecting Patanjali's Yoga. The implications of these trends in Western thought for mysticism and memory are examined as well. This analysis results in a notable insight, namely, that there is a crucial difference between Eastern and Western thought with regard to how limited or perfectible human nature is - the West maintaining that we as humans are psychologically, philosophically, and spiritually limited or flawed in nature and thus not perfectible, while Patanjali's Yoga and Eastern thought generally maintain the opposite. Different Western responses to the Eastern position are noted, from complete rejection by Freud, Jung, and Hick, to varying degrees of acceptance by transpersonal thinkers."--Jacket
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Coward, Harold G
Dewey number
181/.45
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF51
LC item number
.C69 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in religious studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patañjali
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Jung, C. G.
  • Yoga
  • East and West
  • Psychology and religion
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Yoga
Label
Yoga and psychology : language, memory, and mysticism, Harold Coward
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-105) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Āgama in the yoga sūtras of Patañjali -- The yoga psychology underlying Bhartṛhari's Vākyapadīya -- Yoga in the Vairāgya-Śataka of Bhartṛhari -- Freud, Jung, and yoga on memory -- HWhere Jung draws the line in his acceptance of Patañjali's yoga -- The limits of human nature in Yoga and transpersonal psychology
Control code
48941643
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 115 pages
Isbn
9780791454992
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Yoga and psychology : language, memory, and mysticism, Harold Coward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-105) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Āgama in the yoga sūtras of Patañjali -- The yoga psychology underlying Bhartṛhari's Vākyapadīya -- Yoga in the Vairāgya-Śataka of Bhartṛhari -- Freud, Jung, and yoga on memory -- HWhere Jung draws the line in his acceptance of Patañjali's yoga -- The limits of human nature in Yoga and transpersonal psychology
Control code
48941643
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 115 pages
Isbn
9780791454992
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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