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Why does Jung suggest that we need to defend our psyche from original religious experience?

I am reading "Psychology and Religion" which is a transcribed lecture by Carl Jung. In this lecture he mentions several times how the psyche uses dogma and ritual to defend again original religious ...
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Buddhist monks/nuns and long-term effects of sexual abstinence on psyche

As far as I know, for a long time psychologists have speculated about the long-term effects of abstinence from sex and of sexual frustration. Some of them, including Wilhelm Reich (I think), have ...
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Cognitively, where does spiritual feeling come from? [duplicate]

I am an Indian who believed in God and followed Hinduism. Later, I went to college and became enlightened and ruled out the idea of third party creation or the existence of a creator. That said, ...
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Are there some discussions about Buddhism in science?

Buddhists are masters in observing what occurs on their minds, i.e what we call subjective as feelings, thoughts and more first-person stuff. They really seem to understand how inmaterial world works ...
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Why are people inclined to praise or fear the unknown?

Human beings are inclined to "praise" the unknown, and are often afraid of the unknown. This inclination has led to the creation of mythology and many gods. To this date we are still carrying this ...