DREAMS' God's Forgotten Language by John A. Sanford

DREAMS' God's Forgotten Language

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A priest and counselor, Father Sanford evaluates the relationship of dreams to religious experience. Working in a Jungian-Christian orientation, he analyzes dreams for their psychological and religious significance. He sees dreams as performing the function of maintaining psychic balance and of furthering the growth of the individual; the voice of the psychic center which can be characterized as reconciling, Christlike. He takes on the difficulties of wholeness, of the ""shadow""--the seeming adversary to the positive aspects of the person (the ""Christian problem"" is that of the unresolved conflict of opposites). The reader unaccustomed to Jungian ideology will founder in the depth psychology here, and would better leave the field to the practicing pastor, physician.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1968
ISBN: 006067055X
Publisher: Lippincott