Adam Crabtree, RP, is a trainer of psychotherapists and has a private therapy practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, He is author of From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing, Multiple Man: Explorations in Possession and Multiple Personality, Trance Zero: Breaking the Spell of Conformity, and Evolutionary Love and the Ravages of Greed. He is also coauthor of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, and he is coeditor of Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality.
Here he explains the problems confronting psychotherapists when confronted with cases of ostensible possession. Are the manifestations due to intrapsychic, subconscious dynamics? Or, has the manifestation resulted from the activity of an external psychic or spiritual entity. Both levels of causality may be involved. Crabtree shares some experiences from his psychotherapy practice, including what might be considered a demonic form of possession. He also describes his early experience as a Catholic priest.
(Recorded on December 8, 2017)
Published on February 22, 2018