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Facing West from California's Shores: Jesuit's Journey into New Age Consciousness Hardcover – August, 1987


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Crossroad Pub Co (August 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082450805X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824508050
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,066,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Jesuit priest and editor of Commonwealstet, Toolan calls himself a fellow traveler of the human-potential movement. He studied meditation at the Esalen Institute, experimented with LSD, went to India to practice yoga in ashrams and sought wisdom from gurus and psychics. His personal odyssey is interwoven with a searching history of the consciousness movement. Avoiding the euphoric optimism and glib generalizations common to New Age tracts, Facing West is a bold, philosophically grounded attempt to relate the New Age movement's search for spiritual meaning to the Judeo-Christian tradition. Whether describing the death-rebirth struggle of patients in psychedelic therapy, or probing David Bohm's theory of the universe as a hologram, Toolan defines each facet of the movement as part of a long-term quest for a new definition of reality.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Deeply immersed in the human potential movement since 1969, Toolan (a religious studies scholar and editor of Commonweal ) reflects here on its evolution and implications. Though grounded in personal involvement, this is more analytical than experiential as it focuses on three main topics: the history of the Esalen Institute; "polymorphous" India; and ways that new scientific paradigms relate to contemplative insights. Dense with intriguing speculations as it synthesizes ideas of Kuhn, Maslow, Einstein, and Becker (to name a very few), this is provocative reading for the intellectually sophisticated. EC
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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