Gods and Diseases Interview
Making sense of our physical and mental wellbeing.
Reason, logic and medical science simply cannot resolve so many of today's serious problems. Mental health conditions, alcohol and drug addictions, phobias and allergies, as well as severe social and family dysfunction are rising dramatically. We can all see that the available solutions are not working.
In this book, acclaimed psychologist and author, Dr David Tacey argues convincingly that the answers lie in breaking free from the confines of modern medicine. He calls on us to embrace 'meaning-making' and turn to spirituality to find a path to physical and mental wellbeing.
Modern society has invited us to seek a false security in the material world and this has amounted to a shift in the course of civilisation. We seek material security, but naturally we do not find it and cannot find it, since the search is self-defeating. But the longing for real - that is, spiritual - security is innate and this search continues despite the contrary impulses of society. Without true security we fall prey to nervous disorders, obsessions and illnesses. It seems that if we fail to care for the needs of the soul, we pay a price at both individual and collective levels. - pg 225.David Tacey
is Associate Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne. His special interest is the search for meaning in a postmodern world. This interest takes him into religion, health, depth psychology and culture. He is the author of twelve books, including Re-enchantment (2000), The Spirituality Revolution (2003) and Edge of the Sacred (2009). His books have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, French, and Korean.
Gods and Diseases
Harper Collins Australia
Author: David Tacey
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