Erving Polster's A Population of Selves: A Therapeutic Exploration of PDF

By Erving Polster

ISBN-10: 0787900761

ISBN-13: 9780787900762

Erving Polster significantly expands the data and pondering at the improvement of the self. this crucial booklet deals therapists new methods of pondering, in addition to particular techniques to assist sufferers observe a robust and fit experience of self.

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Thornas had passed through eastern South America, introducing the natives to tfze Gospel. Sr. fTuf~i-Guartruzi Cosurrolngy m w 25 o w C lic k to bu y N O W ! c pects of civilization they currently enjoyed, The sacred rctcks, which, according to T~lpi-Guaranilegenci, bore the imprint of their hem's footsteps as lze passed from the world of men to the world beycrnd, were seen by the Christians to mark the previous passage of the Apostle (Leite X 8, 3; 9, 7; 9, 9; dxvreux f 864:338; MCtraux f928:fC;-17; Cfastres f9TS:27-28).

In Nobrega? view, tl-te Tupi-Guarani had no knowledge of heaven or hell, just a belief that the deceased ~ CtoI a gc~odplace (Leite I 9, 5). Tkevet prcrvides a pidginized version of the land without evil as a pface wl-tere souls go after death to live with Taupan (Thevet 1575:923), Vires d%vreux, writing at a later time, argues that important elements of Christian belief are atready to be found in Tbpi-Guarani lore, though he calls attention to the Fact tlzat the Tupt-Cuarani paradise is an earthty one: They have always believed that there was a Hell where Girolzari jived, and where the wicked went .

The culture hero who, according to the Tupi-Guarani peoples, had tauglzt them lzow to plant their crops and had given them the rules to organize their society, was also assimilated to the Christian project: where the Indians saw the hand of Maira-Monan, their creator, transformer, and lawgiwr, the missionaries saw a first contact with God, Ancl so the creed cauld be preached to the Tupi-Guarani peoples in a version of their own language: Ar~jlaiarToupan T h e opap htou ma&tktirouan Mognangare ybouy Jesus Chrkt Tayre o y q e vae I believe in God the Allnighty Father Crcrutor cf the etdrth auzd irr Jeszrs, kfis only Stm3 Four centuries fater, at a very different moment in the history of the Church, missionary priests have again turned to Tupi-Cuarani cosmological themes in order to =press the word of tl7e Gospel, This time, the element of native refigion clzosen for translation into Christian terms is the belief in an earthly paradise, a land withorzt evil.

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