n Journal for Islamic Studies - Decolonising Muslim subjectivities : a psycho-cultural perspective : reflective essays and poetry
|Article Title||Decolonising Muslim subjectivities : a psycho-cultural perspective : reflective essays and poetry|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||Journal for Islamic Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Centre for the Study of Gender and Culture, Pakistan|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||185 - 194|
For millennia, humans inhabited two psychological worlds and "languages" in tandem: the world of fact (logos), having to do with the rational and pragmatic, enabling practical functioning at the material level, and the world of meaning (mythos), which has to do with sensemaking, giving meaning to the complex emotional experiences we call "life". Overwhelmed today by logos, the symbolic language of mythos has become almost extinct or reduced to literalism.
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