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Shamans , Mystics and Doctors
Shamans , Mystics and Doctors

Shamans , Mystics and Doctors

by Sudhir Kakar

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195627938 - Year: 1998/2006 - Pages: 306

Binding

Paperback

Sudhir Kakar

Author: Sudhir Kakar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1998/2006
Language: English
Pages: 306
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195627938

Description

In this thought-provoking book of cultural interpretation, a renowned psychoanalyst gives a fascinating account of the many ways in which India's healing traditions deal with emotional problems.

Drawing on three years of intensive fieldwork and his own psychoanalytic training , the author takes the reader on a journey through healing temples, consultation rooms of Vaids, meeting with shamans, tantric and gurus of mystical cults.

With extraordinary sympathy, open-mindedness, and insights the author shows how the gulf that divides native healer from western psychiatrist can be spanned.

COMMENT:

a fascinating and thought-provoking book. That the descriptions of the people and healers do come alive is due not only to the author's psychological acumen but also to the grace, clarity and style with which he writes. - - Psychoanalytic Quarterly

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART I
LOCAL AND FOLK TRADITIONS

Soul Knowledge and Soul Force:
The Pir of Patteshah Dargah

Lord of the Spirit World

Other Shamans

PART II
MYSTICAL TRADITIONS

The Path of the Saints
Tantra and Tantric Healing
Cooling Breezes: The Cult of Mataji

PART III
MEDICAL TRADITIONS

Indian Medicine and Psychiatry:
Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives on Ayurveda

The Good doctor of Jharsetli

Epilogue: Healing and Culture

Notes

Index

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