Shamans, Mystics & Doctors: A Psychological Inquiry into India and Its Healing Traditions

Shamans, Mystics & Doctors: A Psychological Inquiry into India and Its Healing Traditions

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[Kakar, Sudhir] New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. First Edition. [x] 306pp. Cloth spine, author's initials embossed in silver on paper cover. Dust jacket near fine, in mylar.

Sudhir Kakar was born in India, educated in the US, Germany, and Austria, and practices in Goa, India.

This book is a compare and contrast study of ancient Indian healing practices and Western psychoanalysis and how they approach mental health. Kakar posits that the two run parallel, without trying to synthesize the methods. It is a fascinating study for anyone interested in healing arts, traditional therapies, and psychoanalysis, written by an author whose life and practice span both worlds.

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