By Robert A. Johnson,Jerry M. Ruhl
One of this century's preferred psychology students, Robert A.Johnson was once one of the first to offer Carl Jung's wealthy yet complicated theories with easy 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 individual 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 unearths, for the 1st time, Johnson's personal attention-grabbing 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 religious existence within the without end difficult smooth global. packed with compelling, funny, and fabulous 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 brilliant retelling of the adolescence coincidence that claimed the reduce a part of his correct leg, Johnson describes the life-defining second whilst he was once transported by means of a magical 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 at last to Carl Jung, who exhibits him his future published in a dream. Johnson's studies lead him to a distinct knowing and recognition of the slim 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 persist with , as Johnson has, the sophisticated impacts of desires, visions, or even our inner most sufferings so as to stay attuned to our non secular selves. A natural satisfaction for Johnson's many lovers and a well suited instance of his trademark combination of illustrative fantasy and mental perception, it is a paintings of incomparable attractiveness and concept showcasing the knowledge of a lifetime.
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