Ramakrishna: Mystical, Erotic, or Both?

The lengthy psychoanalytic discourse on Ramakrishna is traced from Romain Rolland's dialogue with Freud on the spiritual to later uses of applied psychoanalysis by Sudhir Kakar, Jeffrey Masson, and Jeffrey Kripal. Basic problems in applying psychoanalysis to great spiritual figures such as Rama...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Main Author: Roland, Alan 1930-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [1998]
In:Journal of religion and health
Year: 1998, Volume: 37, Issue: 1, Pages: 31-36
Further subjects:B Applied Psychoanalysis
B Basic Problem
B Psychoanalytic Discourse
B Spiritual Figure
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Summary:The lengthy psychoanalytic discourse on Ramakrishna is traced from Romain Rolland's dialogue with Freud on the spiritual to later uses of applied psychoanalysis by Sudhir Kakar, Jeffrey Masson, and Jeffrey Kripal. Basic problems in applying psychoanalysis to great spiritual figures such as Ramakrishna are illustrated through an analysis of Kripal's Kali's Child. Newer approaches to deal more adequately with the spiritual self and psychopathology are cited.
ISSN:1573-6571
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religion and health
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1023/A:1022956932676