Begins by classifying the three parts of the spiritual experience: awe, Spirituality proper, and mysticism. After pinpointing the psychological origins of these feelings in infancy, it discusses the foundations of religious sentiment and practice and the brain processes associated with spiritual experience. Then focuses on spirituality's relationship to mood regulation, and the role of negative spirituality in fostering religious fundamentalism and demonic possession. Concludes with an analysis of an essay by the psychoanalyst Donald M. Marcus.
The division is part of the APA and is based on the connection of the significance of religion and spirituality in people’s lives. It’s main focus to research the symbiotic relationship in both these fields in order to see how religions reflects and shifts a person’s paradigm and vice-versa.
An organization that provides psychotherapy, counseling and other such procedures that address emotional and spiritual health. Based primarily in Ney York but provides services to all from various spiritual backgrounds.