Religion and psychoanalysis
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Publisher: Aeon Books
What is it that lies beyond our knowing, beyond our imagination and beyond our understanding: beyond the reach of either science or philosophy? Might there be some unimaginable energy, some incomprehensible wisdom and purpose, that will forever remain beyond our comprehending? Patrick Casement explores the questions that arise repeatedly in the minds of all those who have faith, or an interest in faith. Some of the pieces in this collection are from the early part of his life, before he became interested in psychoanalysis, when as a young man he considered ordination. These are followed by reflections from later life, looking at his life’s journey and how faith and psychoanalysis have been entwined throughout. This collection is offered to the reader in the hope that some of it might resonate in the minds of others who have been asking similar questions about life, and why are we here