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Fear of Life Paperback – January 1, 2003
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Small case studies are integrated into the book and it progresses on explaing the nature and depth of the oedipal problem. It is never boring and not so technical that it is difficult to read. On the contrary, it is warm and conversational, but fully reveals the gravity and seriousness of resolving these issues so the we may experience love, pleasure and pain with the full response of our bodies and cooperation of the ego. Let's not live in our heads anymore people! Strongly reccomend this book. It is also nicely bound and printed.
This could be the person who won't open their heart up, reach out and take up a cause.
I love to read books like this book, because in reading such a book, one is free to ask questions, and demand the best of the author.
Alexander Lowen gives you so much information in this book on the beginnings of frustrations, limitations, rejections and anger, in a way that makes you say, "Yeah! That is how it really is."
This book, like Lowen's other books, are not light reading, but instead insists that you look deeply into your heart and claim your feelings.
This book is also not a trendy "self-help" book, but instead a book replete with clinical and real life examples that you will find yourself growing, as you read this book.
This is an author who I would love to meet, and just be fully in the moment with, without much dialogue - just to share a thank you for writing information that helps us all to explore the human condition.
Lowen and Bioenergetics has changed my life. The message is not easy but it is hopeful: change your body and you can change your feelings and your life.
The book explores how the need or drive for children to exceed their parents leads to suffering both within families and within our culture. It does indeed strongly endorse and make vivid Freud's idea of the Oedipal Complex, but it is much more than just a reworking of Freud. Lowen brought enormous powers of observation and decades of clinical experience to the task of defining what happens in human development that leads to emotional limitations and suffering.
For non-therapists, Joy: The Surrender to the Body and to Life (Compass) might be a better book to start with (fewer psychoanalytic concepts), but this is Lowen's most powerful book.
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I am so glad I came across Akexander Lowen. His books are the best.Published 2 months ago by Michelle
There is a lot of truth in this book that is hard to handle. But when I see past all that, the book does make my life experience make sense. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ec
This book is quite powerful. An insightful look at the neuroticism that permeates everyday life. I've read dozens of books and listened to lectures that surround this topic, but... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael
For The no ice of self help, pschoanalysis,, The reader Night Find this book helpful or insightful. For The more advanced reader most of The información Serna repetitivo or... Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Wellnitz
Great book. Very human, simple and compassive view of how we come to be as we are and how we can change.Published 4 months ago by Ernesto