Psychology versus spirituality. Which of these two disciplines will help me get better? wonders the Westerner who, unlike his ancestor in the Middle Ages, has a choice. Formed officially in the 19th century as a “human sciences”, psychology deciphers the mental life of the individual and proceeds in a cognitive way, by investigation and reasoning. It dives into the patient’s past to untie its knots and other conditioning.
Officially born during the First World War – before, we spoke of piety or devotion – spirituality aims for its part to connect the human being to higher entities with a view to repair and, above all, support. daily. In other words, one questions when the other answers.