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Master of Arts (M.A.)


American Academy of Asian Studies

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Not Mentioned


This paper attempts to relate institutions from two very different cultures. The institution of the analytical psychologist has developed in the Western world in the last sixty years. The institution of the Hindu "guru" or spiritual guide developed in the East several thousand years ago. Yet the two institutions have many similarities once superficial differences have been bridged. First, a modern Western psychologist must admit that psychology is not divided absolutely from philosophy and religion If they are viewed simply as expressions of the human psyche. The view that the science of psychology was only free to develop after it had cut itself free from philosophy holds an important truth, yet in meaningless within the more synthetic pattern of thinking typical in Asia. Secondly, there are difficulties or terminology, on both sides. The terminology or analytical psychology are often even to another school of psychology.



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