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The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth Paperback – February 4, 2003
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By melding love, science, and religion into a primer on personal growth, M. Scott Peck launched his highly successful writing and lecturing career with this book. Even to this day, Peck remains at the forefront of spiritual psychology as a result of The Road Less Traveled. In the era of I'm OK, You're OK, Peck was courageous enough to suggest that "life is difficult" and personal growth is a "complex, arduous and lifelong task." His willingness to expose his own life stories as well as to share the intimate stories of his anonymous therapy clients creates a compelling and heartfelt narrative. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Psychotherapy is all things to all people in this mega-selling pop-psychology watershed, which features a new introduction by the author in this 25th anniversary edition. His agenda in this tome, which was first published in 1978 but didn't become a bestseller until 1983, is to reconcile the psychoanalytic tradition with the conflicting cultural currents roiling the 70s. In the spirit of Me-Decade individualism and libertinism, he celebrates self-actualization as life's highest purpose and flirts with the notions of open marriage and therapeutic sex between patient and analyst. But because he is attuned to the nascent conservative backlash against the therapeutic worldview, Peck also cites Gospel passages, recruits psychotherapy to the cause of traditional religion (he even convinces a patient to sign up for divinity school) and insists that problems must be overcome through suffering, discipline and hard work (with a therapist.) Often departing from the cerebral and rationalistic bent of Freudian discourse for a mystical, Jungian tone more compatible with New Age spirituality, Peck writes of psychotherapy as an exercise in "love" and "spiritual growth," asserts that "our unconscious is God" and affirms his belief in miracles, reincarnation and telepathy. Peck's synthesis of such clashing elements (he even throws in a little thermodynamics) is held together by a warm and lucid discussion of psychiatric principles and moving accounts of his own patients' struggles and breakthroughs. Harmonizing psychoanalysis and spirituality, Christ and Buddha, Calvinist work ethic and interminable talking cures, this book is a touchstone of our contemporary religio-therapeutic culture.
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If this review helped you and you plan to experience the "The Road Less Traveled" journey, then have fun on this beautiful journey of greater self-understanding and spiritual growth.
If you're interested in spiritual growth, "The Road Less Traveled" may well help increase your level of consciousness..
THAT SAID IT'S MUST FOR ALL OF US DAMAGED PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LOVE THEMSELVES AND BELIEVE LIFE CAN AND SHOULD BE BETTER. THANK GOD I READ THIS BOOK IN MY 20'S IT'S BEEN A CHALLENGING BUT GREAT 30YEARS!
Now I know what true love is, and what is required for me to be a truly loving, kind, and truly compassionate human person.
and now I can be free of the laziness that always wants its own way without effort, and this alone has inspired me to reach out and be a truly loving human person
Enjoy, and get your head out of dark places.