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 advanced theories with uncomplicated splendor 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 personal 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 proficient his writing and taught him find out how to stay a non secular existence within the perpetually not easy glossy international. jam-packed with compelling, funny, and stunning 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 desires, mystical visions, and synchronistic occasions.
Beginnning with a bright retelling of the adolescence twist of fate that claimed the reduce a part of his correct leg, Johnson describes the life-defining second whilst he was once transported through 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 religious quest that leads him looking for jap knowledge, to encounters with such clever males as J. Krishnamurti and D.T. Suzuki, and eventually to Carl Jung, who exhibits him his future printed 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 consultant as a memoir, Balancing Heaven and Earth teaches us to persist with , as Johnson has, the sophisticated affects of desires, visions, or even our inner most sufferings on the way to stay attuned to our religious selves. A natural pride for Johnson's many fanatics and a perfect instance of his trademark mix of illustrative delusion and mental perception, it is a paintings of incomparable attractiveness 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