Analytic Psychocatharsis

... combining meditation with science


The Straight and the Warped

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This book describes a psychoanalysis 'vice versa', namely with which more complex psychic illnesses and psychosomatic disturbances are treatable. A clinic case study is used to describe the author's theory and practice of the method. While psychoanalysis delivers the prerequisites for the theory, practice  is based on 'exercised processes' such as autogenous training. But the focus lies on so-called FORMULA-WORDS which allow a combination of both psychotherapeutic methods in a scientific manner.

The author, Dr. Günter von Hummel, practices General Medicine and Psychotherapy, and has published his theory and practice in seminars and lectures.

The book was originally published in 2005 at the Books on Demand Verlag, Norderstedt, Germany and is in German language. A translation into English is pending.


Yoga and Psychoanalysis

A Scientific Comparison based on the Life and Teachings of Sant Kirpal Singh

The book offers a brief overview of the different types of Yoga and then provides a comparison with the modern science of psychology. Laya Yoga, a comprehensive physical and mental method, seems to be the best pick for such research. Laya Yoga, as it was taught by the late Sant Kirpal Singh (1894-1974) in Sant Mat (Rhadasoami, Ruhani Satsang, India), is widely known as a modern method of meditation in India. There, a yogi is no longer expected to live in the forest, or to subject himself to asceticism. He is rather free to have a normal profession, have a family and children, and is expected to include modern scientific aspects into his teachings. Kirpal Singh's Surat Shabd Yoga (his name for Laya Yoga) is also related to Patanjali's yoga. 'Yoga is chit vritis nirodha', is being in command of 'chit' (the conscious) and 'vritis' (vibrations, transformations), which Kirpal Singh set forth as being equivalent with his 'light' and 'sound' principle in meditation.

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