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Creative Stress: A Path for Evolving Souls Living Through Personal and Planetary Upheaval Paperback – September 4, 2010
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"James O'Dea has a uniquely kind and peaceful presence, and now he shares how we can find that for ourselves. This book delivers the medicine for our times."
-Marianne Williamson, Author, A Return to Love and The Age of Miracles --Marianne Williamson, Author, A Return to Love and The Age of Miracles
"James is a companion who guides us through the most difficult challenges as the actual energy to help us realize our ever emergent potential. A great gift."
-Barbara Marx Hubbard, Author, Conscious Evolution --Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard, Founder, Foundation for Conscious Evolution
"James O'Dea makes a major contribution: Creative Stress covers the ground everyone should "get" right away."
-Dr. Rustum Roy, Author, Scholar, Visiting Professor of Medicine, Univ. of Arizona --Dr. Rustum Roy
"It is a well-known truism that it takes a deep commitment to change; it takes an even deeper commitment to grow. In this brilliant and evocative book, the author makes the stunning if surprising case for creative stress as a major force behind growth and transformation. As readers we experience a mythic turnabout as we are lured into a state of being larger than our sorrows and more complex and satisfying than all our dreams. Truly, a wildly original and critically important work for our time and the unique challenges we face." ---Jean Houston, Author, A Mythic Life -- Jean Houston, Author, A Mythic Life --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"James O'Dea has a uniquely kind and peaceful presence, and now he shares how we can find that for ourselves. This book delivers the medicine for our times." ---Marianne Williamson, Author, A Return to Love and The Age of Miracles
"Every word of James O'Dea's fabulous exploration into creative stress is an opening to our maturation and indeed fulfillment as a species. His book touched the very essence of my being; he radiates his presence, a loving and profound friend who really knows what he is talking about because he has been there! I felt him with us...warm and wise, intimately encouraging, challenging and illuminating our lives. He is a companion who guides us through the most difficult challenges as the actual energy to help us realize our ever emergent potential as cocreative humans. A great gift." ---Barbara Marx Hubbard, Founder, Foundation for Conscious Evolution and Author, Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of our Social Potential
"James O'Dea makes a major contribution: Creative Stress covers the ground everyone should "get" right away." ---Rustum Roy, Author, Scholar, Visiting Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona; Founder & Chair, Friends of Health --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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One of the most remarkable things about this book is that it invites us into a non-judgmental, compassionate, humorous, yet unflinchingly honest encounter with what Jung calls the Shadow (though James O'Dea does not use that term)--- and does this in a way that is energizing and encouraging. It is remarkably free of any doctrine, yet its spirituality is as profound as any from the great spiritual traditions.
For those of us who have experienced --- overtly or covertly --- deep depression about the appalling state of human society and what we are doing to our biosphere, this book is a cure. It gives us powerful tools and insights that enliven us, taking strength and vitality back from those very areas we hesitate to encounter (or turn a blind eye to), and living fully and authentically.
I also recommend his website [...] where you can scroll down and listen to the audio called "Invocation to humanity". A former director of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and also of Amnesty International, this is a man who walks his talk.
Founder of Tools for Change
Author of Practical Meditation for Busy Souls; Working Inside Out, Meditations on Everything Under the Sun, Breaking Old Patterns Weaving New Ties: Alliance Building
Well, fan or not, we all have stress - usually mega-stress. And this book shows you how to use that energy to power better things. Instead of stewing in your own swill, you can actually create something useful with all that stress - and learn a lot about yourself and what's going on at the same time.
Check it out. You won't be sorry.
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Very interesting to perceive the positive aspect of stress, as the force behind our transformation and growth. Read morePublished 20 months ago by clea holdridge
I have recommended this book repeatedly and given it as a gift at least 5 times.
It is deep, challenging, direct explanation and ways to EVOLVE beyond our confining... Read more
Loved this book, and ordered it in audio as well....I want to hear it over and over.
Bravo, James O'Dea.
This book is a must read for those who want to truly face life's challenges, and who want to grow and grow until they leave this world! Almost every sentence is profound. Read morePublished on November 19, 2011 by Lily
Most books wimp out after the first few chapters but this one get better and better until the end. It has left me refreshed and motivated to reflect on his points to inspire my... Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by E. Ferrigan