By Robert A. Johnson,Jerry M. Ruhl
One of this century's most well-liked psychology students, Robert A.Johnson was once one of the first to offer Carl Jung's wealthy yet complicated theories with uncomplicated beauty and grace,opening them to a completely new and hungry viewers. His masterful works--including the easiest selling He, She, internal paintings, and Owning your individual Shadow-are identified and enjoyed as a lot for his or her appealing retellings of undying myths and folktales as for his or her deep knowledge and profound perception.
Balancing Heaven and Earth unearths, for the 1st time, Johnson's personal interesting and mystical life-from his near-death adventure on the age of 11 to the lifelong soul trip that has educated his writing and taught him tips to reside a non secular existence within the perpetually hard smooth global. filled with compelling, funny, and incredible tales of encounters with an collection of "sages, saints, and sinners," it lays naked Johnson's personal internal international and its dazzeling panorama of robust goals, mystical visions, and synchronistic occasions.
Beginnning with a bright retelling of the formative years coincidence that claimed the reduce a part of his correct leg, Johnson describes the life-defining second while he used to be transported via a paranormal imaginative and prescient to a realm that exists simply past traditional consciousness-a realm he calls the "Golden World." With this event, defined as "both my curse and my blessing," Johnson is introduced on a non secular quest that leads him looking for japanese knowledge, to encounters with such clever males as J. Krishnamurti and D.T. Suzuki, and eventually to Carl Jung, who exhibits him his future published in a dream. Johnson's stories lead him to a special realizing and reputation of the narrow connecting threads at paintings in all our lives, guiding us and shaping who we are-"call it destiny, future, or the hand of God."
As a lot a private advisor as a memoir, Balancing Heaven and Earth teaches us to keep on with , as Johnson has, the delicate impacts of desires, visions, or even our inner most sufferings as a way to dwell attuned to our religious selves. A natural pride for Johnson's many fanatics and a appropriate instance of his trademark mixture of illustrative fantasy and mental perception, this can be a paintings of incomparable attractiveness and thought showcasing the knowledge of a lifetime.
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