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Horror and the Holy: Wisdom-Teachings of the Monster Tale

  title={Horror and the Holy: Wisdom-Teachings of the Monster Tale},
  author={K. Schneider},
From Despair and Fanaticism to Awe: A Posttraumatic Growth Perspective on Cinematic Horror
Some fears run deeper than threats to life, limb, or property (although I do not make light of these). Some fears (or technically anxieties) are cosmic in nature and appear to underlie and yet eludeExpand
Let this Hell be Our Heaven: Richard Matheson’s Spirituality and Its Hollywood Distortions
Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel, I Am Legend, has inspired three official, and other unofficial, film adaptations. Hollywood has, however, consistently altered key elements, severely distorting theExpand
The monster chronicles : the role of children’s stories featuring monsters in managing childhood fears and promoting empowerment
Children’s fascination with monsters is a normal part of childhood development. Children’s literature reflects this with a wealth of stories featuring monsters, ranging from fairy tales to pictureExpand
Humanistic Themes in Science Fiction: An Interview With David A. Kyle
This article reviews how science fiction writers have employed a popular and specialized literary medium in order to offer creative insights into human behavior and social structures. David A. KyleExpand
The lure of excess
Abstract This article anatomizes the experience of violence. Drawing on the phenomenological observations of classic literature, and in particular, the horror genre, this article proposes that theExpand
Suffering and Its Ambiguities
SUMMARY This article reflects my personal concerns about the prevailing view of psychological suffering in both psychiatry and the media. In addition to critiquing this prevailing view, I exploreExpand
The fluid center: A third millennium challenge to culture
Abstract This article proposes an existential vision of self and culture‐"the fluid center.” Drawing on existential philosophical and therapeutic principles, the fluid center is elucidated as aExpand
Trembling and Transcendence
SUMMARY Panic attacks and awe are both non-ordinary states. While awe, found in organized religions, spiritual traditions, and personal reports of rapture, is regarded as positive and transformative,Expand