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The Disowned Self Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 1984
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The Disowned Self explores, "...the problem of self-alienation - a condition in which the individual is out of contact with his own needs, feelings, emotions, frustrations and longings, so that he is largely oblivious to his actual self and his life is the reflection of an unreal self, of a role he has adopted. The problem of obliviousness to self, the causes and consequences of such obliviousness, and its treatment psychotherapeutically - is the theme of this book."
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One of my favorite parts: "... it is impossible to compute the magnitude of the disaster, the wreckage of human lives, produced by the belief that desires and emotions can be commanded in and out of existence by an act of will."
The book doesn't say this outright but after reading it, I got the understanding that disowning enough parts of oneself might be the cause of suicide/suicidal thoughts.
My only disappointment was that it is not available new. The used copy I got was in decent shape but it smelled musty enough that I did not want to keep it around so I had to make notes in a Word doc. Would have much preferred a Kindle version to highlight and keep as permanent reference. Think I will contact the publisher and request that.
By the way Michael Tsarion reccomended this book to me. If you guys like, you can check him and his work out. He has several lectures and interviews on youtube and has written books that im sure are available here on amazon.