Deliverance from the "Dark night of the soul"

Richard Kinnier, Andrea L. Dixon, Corey Scheidegger, Brent Lindberg

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The "dark night" perspective describes the journey to spiritual enlightenment as entailing a crisis in which individuals confront the possibility that life is meaningless. In the study presented in this article, 85% of the participants rejected the dark night view. The authors discuss how counselors can help clients cope with a dark night crisis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-119
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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