Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions

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iUniverse, 2005 - Religion - 320 pages
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"A brilliant and groundbreaking exploration of the promises and pitfalls of the spiritual path written by one of the pioneers of transpersonal psychology. A must for every serious spiritual seeker, students of consciousness, and all those concerned about the future of our planet."
-Stanislav Grof, M.D.

"Regardless of one's religious preferences, this pioneering classic eloquently and objectively addressees the spiritual issues of our time."
-Angeles Arrien

"Here, presented with clarity and courage, are the foundations for a transpersonal psychotherapy that respects the multileveled richness of the human psyche."
-Ram Dass

 

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Contents

Golden Chains on the Spiritual Path
1
The World of Ego and the World of Soul
26
Eros and Thanatos
44
The Path of Love
74
Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
100
Soul and Gender
128
Healing and Empowerment
141
The Myth of Enlightenment
182
Spiritual Freedom
209
Spiritual Practice in Daily Life
237
Notes
271
Index
289
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About the author (2005)

Vaughan is a psychologist and practicing psychotherapist in Mill Valley, CA. She was formerly on the clinical faculty of the University of California, and President of the Associations for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology. She has studied several spiritual traditions.

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