Returning to the Feminine Ground

Schlecht, Dean
January 2000
Counseling & Values;Jan2000, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p118
Academic Journal
Case Study
A case study is described of an adult male European American client who experienced spontaneous spiritual imagery while participating in a visualization meditation during a counseling session. The symbolism of the imagery is discussed in light of A. Deikman's (1997) concepts of receptive and instrumental consciousness.


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