Boek: Depression and the Inca prayer
'Depression and the Inca prayer', Gradus van Florestein, Uitgeverij De Wilg Netherlands, 2012.
This essay about depression is a contribution to the theoretical reflection on the phenomenon depression and on the various options of treatment for depression.
Depression is viewed from different perspectives, by the author referred to as the literal, the symbolic, the mythic and the energetic perspective.
First, the current classifications of depression, diagnosis and treatment are described briefly. Then the vision is expanded and less common considerations and treatment modalities, such as 'constellations', are discussed.
As evidence for the unusual and inexplicable phenomena that may occur during these types of treatment some recent insights from science are discussed.