By Robert A. Johnson,Jerry M. Ruhl
One of this century's preferred psychology students, Robert A.Johnson used to be one of the first to give Carl Jung's wealthy yet complicated theories with basic attractiveness and grace,opening them to a wholly new and hungry viewers. His masterful works--including the easiest selling He, She, internal paintings, and Owning your personal Shadow-are recognized 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 finds, 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 find out how to reside a non secular existence within the without end demanding glossy international. packed with compelling, funny, and astounding tales of encounters with an collection of "sages, saints, and sinners," it lays naked Johnson's personal internal global and its dazzeling panorama of robust desires, mystical visions, and synchronistic occasions.
Beginnning with a vibrant retelling of the formative years twist of fate that claimed the decrease 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 indicates him his future published in a dream. Johnson's reviews lead him to a different 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 consultant as a memoir, Balancing Heaven and Earth teaches us to persist with , as Johnson has, the delicate affects of goals, visions, or even our inner most sufferings with a view to dwell attuned to our religious selves. A natural satisfaction for Johnson's many lovers and a the best option instance of his trademark combination of illustrative fantasy and mental perception, it is a paintings of incomparable good looks and suggestion showcasing the knowledge of a lifetime.
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Balancing Heaven and Earth: A Memoir by Robert A. Johnson,Jerry M. Ruhl