Psychosis and spirituality consolidating the new paradigm 2nd edition
Historians of religion have long underscored the problematic character of this term, noting that its usage over the centuries has changed in significant ways, generally in the direction of reification.
With the rise of positivistic trends in psychology over the course of the 20th century, especially the demand that all phenomena be measured, psychologists of religion developed a multitude of scales, most of them developed for use with Protestant Christians.
Spiritual Crisis Network offers support for people who find themselves in a spiritual crisis.
While religion and spirituality play a role in many people’s lives, it is uncertain how they lead to outcomes that are at times positive, and at other times negative.The challenge lay in linking the highest realms of human consciousness and the depths of madness.It was recognised that this challenge would feel uncomfortable to many.Instead, I will sketch in some of the developments that I am aware of that have contributed to this change of intellectual climate, and then trace the part played by the process that was started by the first edition of this book.That process began with conferences arising out of the book itself, and has ultimately contributed to the founding of a Spiritual Crisis Network in the United Kingdom.