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Lifting the Veil of Mental Illness

An Approach to Anthroposophical Psychology

William Bento Preface by Gregg Davis and Bernard Murphy

120 pp.  
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"



Published:  May 2003


Mental illnesses are too often seen only in abstract terms. In keeping with this, mainstream psychology, which seldom acknowledges the psyche or soul, relies increasingly on pharmaceutical treatment.

In his unique approach to anthroposophic psychology (psychosophy), William Bento views imbalances of the human soul in an experiential and human way. Basing his views on the work of Rudolf Steiner, Bento looks not only at the human body, soul, and spirit, but also at the way the whole environment of physical phenomena, life forces, and spirit beings affects us as individuals. Going well beyond our immediate, earthly surroundings, the author considers the cosmic effects of sun, planets and stars, offering a holistic view of the human soul.

This book is a valuable addition to the field of anthroposophic psychology and to the study of spiritual science as a whole.

  1. Psychotherapy in the Light of Anthroposophy
  2. Obsessions, Compulsions, and Addictions: Disorders of Our Time
  3. The Myths of Depression and Mania
  4. Psychosis or Initiation?
  5. The Human Heart: Source and Substance of the Holy Grail

Related Titles

  • A Psychology of Body, Soul, and Spirit : Anthroposophy, Psychosophy, Pneumatosophy (CW 115)
  • Psychophonetics : Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy: Stories and Insights from Practice
  • The Counselor . . . as if Soul and Spirit Matter : Inspirations from Anthroposophy

    Related Titles by Subject:

    Anthroposophy: Therapy and Medicine ; Body, Mind, Health & Healing: General ; Body, Mind, Health & Healing: Psychology ; Esoteric: Psychology and Psychology: Spiritual Psychology