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Psychological Healing
in the Catholic Mystic Tradition

Disasters and Trauma
The Psychological and Spiritual Battle Against Evil

 

Despite what many persons today want to believe, encounters with terrorism and disasters bring us so close to evil that the cure for the trauma must be spiritual.
 

 

WARS, terrorism, and man-made and natural disasters are overwhelming our societies, and neither our governments nor our mental health systems really understand what is looming in front of us. This book addresses the psychological and spiritual components of trauma and evil that are critical to coping with unexpected and shocking reality.
     An event is traumatic because it disrupts your previously secure sense of self. Consider that wild animals live with a constant, sharp awareness of perpetual danger, yet most people live with a naive—and deceptive—sense of safety and security to the point of denying their basic vulnerability and fragmented sense of self. So when something disastrous happens, the psychological damage from the shattering of your illusions about life and identity may be more problematic than any physical damage.
 

 
CONTENTS

Preface

Disasters and Trauma
(Includes information about the Imaginary, the Real, and the Symbolic; maladaptive coping strategies; spiritual growth; breaking the cycle of blame and hatred)

Evil
(Includes information about the psychological and spiritual nature of evil and demonic influence)

Terrorism
(Includes information about the relationship between social fraud and hatred)

Cultural Violence
(Includes information about the relationship between family dysfunction and cultural violence)

Good from Evil
(Includes information on how good can come from evil)

Conclusion

Notes

Subject Index

 

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