Title

A Struggle for Survival: Existential Psychology and Karate

Publication Date

1981

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Committee or Advisor Chair

Not available.

Committee Members

Not provided.

Keywords

survival, existential psychology, karate, Zen, mysticism, existentialism

Disciplines

Philosophy | Psychology | Religion | Transpersonal Psychology

Abstract

The major premise of this thesis is that Japanese karate and existential psychology are similar in many ways. Even though they come from different backgrounds and cultures, the arts share many values and goals. This is possible because both are different forms of natural mysticism. Each art teaches in its own way a process of change that is founded on mystical experience and understanding. During this mystical process of change, a person may learn how to resolve basic issues such as the fear of dying and the fears attached to love and loving.

Comments

Department: Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology

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