Greg Mogenson is a Jungian analyst practicing in London, Ontario, Canada. His books include God Is a Trauma: Vicarious Religion and Soul-Making; The Dove in the Consulting Room: Hysteria and the Anina in Bollas and Jung; Northern Gnosis: Thor, Baldr, and the Volsungs in the Thought of Freud and Jung; and Greeting the Angels: An Imaginal View of the Mourning Process.
The long-awaited, extensively revised and expanded version of Mogenson’s provocative first book, God Is a Trauma: Vicarious Religion and Soul-Making. Despite its title, this book is not about theology. When a psychologist writes of God, he must do so within the confines of his own field of inquiry: the psyche. Mogenson’s aim is to focus attention on the religious dimension of the psychology of those overwhelming events we describe as traumatic. Whether a divine being really exists or not, the psychological fact remains that we tend to experience traumatic events as if they were in some sense divine.
A MOST ACCURSED RELIGION
When a Trauma Becomes God
Paperback original, 208 pages, $22 US
Kindle/Apple Books edition, $9.99
Every Christian, Jewish, and Muslim believer should read Mogenson’s book—and every psychologist; everyone interested in soul and religion.