Inevitable Grace: Breakthroughs in the Lives of Great Men and Women: Guides to Your Self-Realization

Inevitable Grace: Breakthroughs in the Lives of Great Men and Women: Guides to Your Self-Realization

by Piero Ferrucci
     
 

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Now back in print, this classic guide to breakthrough transpersonal experiences shows how exceptionally creative and talented individuals become capable of their remarkable feats, and teaches the techniques and inner attitudes that put the same breakthroughs within anyone's grasp.

What spiritual practices have helped the world's greatest artists, scientists, and

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Now back in print, this classic guide to breakthrough transpersonal experiences shows how exceptionally creative and talented individuals become capable of their remarkable feats, and teaches the techniques and inner attitudes that put the same breakthroughs within anyone's grasp.

What spiritual practices have helped the world's greatest artists, scientists, and thinkers? How can you discover the type of spiritual practice that's suited to your personality.  Inevitable Grace shows how people from every walk of life can learn from teh achievements of humanity's spiritual and creative geniuses.

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From the Publisher
"I cannot imagine anyone who would not profit from this book."
—Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness

"In this extraordinary tour de force, Piero Ferrucci evokes from the rich and complex tapestry of human endeavor the simple grace of the Way."
—Ram Dass

"After reading Inevitable Grace, I bet you will not put it in your library; you will keep it right near you, for in every page you find something uplifting and informative; rigorously honest and beautiful."
—Laura Huxley, author of You Are Not the Target
 

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ferrucci ( What We May Be ), who subscribes to the school of psychology known as psychosynthesis, believes in a transpersonal self as the under- lying source of human interconnectedness. In this study he examines hundreds of well-known people--Einstein, Schweitzer, Thoreau, Monet, Isadora Duncan, Maria Montessori, Arctic explorer Robert Peary, mystic Jacob Boehme among them--for glimpses into the workings of creativity, inspiration and spiritual growth. Though illuminating by fits and starts, his discourse is more often oversimplifying, preachy, irritatingly vague or some combination of the above. His comparisons of Florence Nightingale's nursing manual to zen training, or of Charles Lindbergh's mystical flight experience to yoga, stretches a point. By chopping up the ``paths to Self'' into the ``Way of Beauty,'' the ``Way of Action,'' the ``Way of Devotion'' and so forth, Ferrucci slots complex experiences into convenient categories. (Mar.)
Library Journal
We all have a Self that is the essence of when we feel ``truest and most alive,'' a vitality that extends us beyond ourselves into an awareness without boundary. To achieve awareness of this Self, says Ferrucci, each person's life becomes a journey or path of growth, moving him or her toward the Self in unique ways called, indeed, Ways. The Ways are those of Beauty, Action, Illumination, Dance and Ritual, Science, Devotion, and Will. To illustrate what he means by these Ways, Ferrucci studied the lives of people of great achievement to create a transformational work that incorporates extensive research with a philosophy that embraces growth and change. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.-- Gail Wood, Montgomery Coll. Lib., Germantown, Md.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585427253
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/23/2009
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"I cannot imagine anyone who would not profit from this book."
—Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness

"In this extraordinary tour de force, Piero Ferrucci evokes from the rich and complex tapestry of human endeavor the simple grace of the Way."
—Ram Dass

"After reading Inevitable Grace, I bet you will not put it in your library; you will keep it right near you, for in every page you find something uplifting and informative; rigorously honest and beautiful."
—Laura Huxley, author of You Are Not the Target
 

Meet the Author

Piero Ferrucci, a former student of and collaborator with transpersonal psychologist Roberto Assagioli, is a staff member of the Psychosynthesis Institute of Florence, Italy, and the International Federation of Medical Psychotherapy. He is the author of What We May Be, Inevitable Grace, and What Our Children Teach Us, among other titles. He lives in the Tuscan countryside with his wife and children.

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