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Sexuality and Spirituality
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA 
Author/s: Aurelio Gammella, Adele Fabrizi 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 70-91 FullText PDF:  221 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RSC2018-002004
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This contribution does not aim to explain sexuality and spirituality as individu-al human experiences but to identify the points of contact, the irreconcilable differences, the areas of overlap and the areas of fading addressed directly in the relationship with the patients, then in scope of daily life. It is always difficult to clarify such complex constructs, especially when one dissolves into the other and it is impossible to return to the original "neutrality" because, after all, we are the product of the mixture of our experiences and not the sum of the individual experiences. The purpose, therefore, will be to analyze, the combination of the two dynam-ics, while anticipating, distinctly, the due description, in historical, cultural and symbolic terms. The intent is a proof of disarraying the dichotomous vision of modern homo sapiens, where desire is placed at the center of the antithetical vi-sion: if I love a person, I cannot even hate her/him, if I love "flesh", I cannot even love God. The coexistence in ourselves, sometimes even simultaneous, of two so deep di-pole experiences, radically conditions the Self, the perception of oneself and the understanding of the other. Only the heroic act of going into the discovery of our emotional labyrinth can put light where the fear of the individual person has crys-tallized, by defense, a social stereotype.
Keywords: Sexuality, spirituality, love, orgasm, coniunctio.

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Aurelio Gammella, Adele Fabrizi, Sexuality and Spirituality in "RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA" 2/2018, pp. 70-91, DOI:10.3280/RSC2018-002004

   

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