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Spiritual but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Suicide Bombers

Zen-Buddhist Psychology

Sufism and Psychiatry by Arthur J. Deikman, M.D.

National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)
A non-profit, educational organization dedicated to affirming a complementary, male-female model of gender and sexuality.

The Dangers of Conversion Therapy by Damon W. Suden
Two Religious Groups at MIT Promote Unsound ‘Therapy’ for Homosexuality during IAP

Who is Jesus Christ?
Jesus is everything to us: He is God, savior, mediator, propitiation for sin, advocate, and comforter. Soon, he will be our rescuer, King and ruler.

Raymond Lloyd Richmond: Types of Psychological Treatment
What is Psychotherapy? / Psychological Change / Psychoanalysis /
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (General description; Therapist Distance/neutrality; Therapeutic Relationship/alliance; Transference and Counter-transference; Resistance; Length of Therapy) / Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (General description; Biofeedback; Relaxation Techniques; Systematic Desensitization; Hypnosis; Prayer)

Patrick Kearney : Why Meditation isn’t Psychotherapy (!)
We can follow Buddha or we can follow Freud; we cannot do both, because they are just not travelling in the same direction.

Sixteen Crucified Saviours
(Christianity Before Christ, by Kersey Graves. 1875)

Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology
An essay on the Buddhist meditative path to liberation as viewed from
the perspective of modern psychological theory by Douglas M. Burns.

Common Buddhist Misunderstandings

Gay Christian Self-Esteem, Page Fourteen, Part One
You are gay. So, what are you going to do about it? Deny it? Hide it? Repress it? Suppress it? Try to change it? Walk in it in ways that are hurtful? Beat yourself up about it? Or, celebrate it? Walk in it in all that God desires for you? Kind of sounds like a choice doesn't it? Yes, in many ways it is.

W. Kaye Dunn: The Psychology of Sanctification
The writer hopes that by such a use of the New Psychology he has brought home to his hearers, with intensity, the truth that if any man be in Christ Jesus he is a new creature.

Encyclopedia of Psychology

Happiness, Self Help, Personal Growth, Morality, Philosophy and Religion

Hinduism In Interreligious Dialogue
Daniel Acharuparambil, OCD

Islam and the West : A Cultural and Psychological Analysis (Part-I). Dr. Durre S. Ahmad
In psychological terms, the present relationship between the West and Islam can be considered one of a mutual growing paranoia. Paranoia is a psychological condition par excellence about a real or imaginary ‘other’ and is today one of the few psychopathologies which has not been reduced to a biochemical basis. ... both Islam and the West are entangled in a spectrum of "false beliefs" spanning feelings of grandeur at one end, and what is infect the inevitable and logical counterpart of feelings of persecution at the other end.

A Christian reflection on the “New Age”


Psychological Healing in the Roman Catholic Mystic Tradition
But do you really need a psychologist to teach you how to live a Christian spiritual life? The truth is, you don’t. Both Saint John of the Cross and Saint Teresa of Avila had uncanny psychological insight into the workings of the mind and heart, and yet neither had any formal training in psychology—psychology as a science didn’t even exist in their time. It just goes to show that genuine mystic spirituality ultimately leads to accurate psychological insight. And it also shows that those who write about spirituality while misunderstanding psychology—as in advocating a desire for happiness and self-fulfillment—don’t really understand mysticism.

Lack of self-confidence or low self-esteem is not directly defined in the Buddhist tradition, but it would certainly be classified as a negative emotion or delusion, as it exaggerates one's limitations in capacity, quality and potential for growth. Briefly put, every sentient being has the potential to become a fully perfected Buddha.

Can prayer get you pregnant? (Divine Intervention).(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
Author/s: Monique I. Cuvelier. Issue: Jan-Feb, 2002
TWO SEPARATE STUDIES REVEAL A SURPRISING CORRELATION between prayer and conception, on the one hand, and longevity on the other. A team from Columbia University was amazed to discover that prayer appeared to double the chances of pregnancy in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization treatments. Women who were prayed for had a 50 percent pregnancy rate, compared with a 26 percent success rate among those for whom no one prayed.

Rob L. Staples, Th. D.
Not only the sub- stance of sanctification, but the structure as well, can be found in the Scriptures-providing we approach the Scriptures with an understanding of what it is we are seeking there. The Scriptures are not silent (as Wesley wrongly supposed) regarding the structure. On this point, biblical exegesis and "phenomenological analysis" concur.

The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism
GNOSTICISM IS THE TEACHING based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in Gnostic recognitions. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience, an experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Indeed, one finds that most Gnostic scriptures take the forms of myths. The term “myth” should not here be taken to mean “stories that are not true”, but rather, that the truths embodied in these myths are of a different order from the dogmas of theology or the statements of philosophy.

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