On Visions

  • Seán Manning
Keywords: psychotherapy, secularism, religion, spirituality, visions

Abstract

The second in a series on secularism in psychotherapy, this article reprises the idea that paranormal, religious, spiritual or visionary experience is an essential quality of the human mind, and rather than being minimised as merely neurological events or interpreted, for instance as regression, can be given a position of meaning and importance. A distinction is made between the description of neurological or psychological events and their meaning. It is argued that visions can take us forward and give us hope and direction, rather than being considered an aspect of neurosis.

Whakarāpopotonga

Te tuarua o tētahi raupapanga e pā ana ki te wehenga hāhi i rō whakaoranga hinengaro, ka hokia e tēnei tuhinga te ariā, he kōunga waiwai o te hinengaro te wheako āta whakahirahira, pānga hāhi, wairua rānei, ā, kaua e whakaparahakohia he mea raru ā-io, e pēnei i te hokinga whakamuri, me hoatu he tūnga whaihua kairangi hoki. Ka āta tohua te rerekē i waenga i te whakaataranga raru ā-io, raru ā-hinengaro rānei me ō rāua tikanga. E whakahauhia ana mā ngā pōhewa tātau e hari whakamua e homai he manawa ora, he ahunga, kaua ko te whakaarohanga he peka nō te mānuka rau.

Published
2018-03-21
How to Cite
Manning, S. (2018). On Visions. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 21(2), 165-176. https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2017.15
Section
Articles