Three Faces of Mind: Developing, Your Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Intelligences / Edition 1

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This ground-breaking book helps us discover all the ways we are smart. Based on three decades of teaching and research, it shows that we have at least ten kinds of aptitude---emotional and behavioral as well as mental. Personal stories and simple exercises teach us to access all ten, including: Spatial intelligence to pre-visualize important new projects; Motivational intelligence to light your creative fire; Mood intelligence to grow despite adversity; Pattern intelligence to combat addictions and negative habits; Intuitive intelligence to gain in spiritual wisdom; Parameter intelligence to sustain what you love and live in harmony with the universe.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This demanding self-help primer sets forth a system for personal growth and for unfolding one's intelligence based mainly on the theory, propounded by neuroscientist Paul MacLean and others, that the human brain consists of three distinct yet interdependent systems: the neocortex, controlling thoughts and images; the limbic system, located just below the neocortex, a font of desires and feelings; and the reptilian (basic) brain, stemming from our remote evolutionary past, concerned with preservation. In the authors' framework, these three systems govern 10 types of intelligence ranging from rational, associative, spatial and intuitive to affectional and motivational. Although some readers will find this schema overly complicated, others may agree with New Age guru Pearce that the manual is filled with unpredictable insights and mental and written exercises that can help one tap creativity, unlock emotions, learn to love and overcome destructive behavior patterns. Adventurous fans of Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence or Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences may find this a next step. (Dec.) FYI: De Beauport has applied this approach in her work with children at the Mead School for Human Development in Greenwich, Conn., which she founded. She also runs the adult-oriented Mead Institute in New York City, where Diaz is director.
Library Journal
De Beauport, founder of the Mead School for Human Development, views humans as "energy systems orchestrated by three brains and multiple intelligences." Much of her theory is based on the "new physics" (all matter is energy) as well as the work of neuroscientist Paul MacLean, who developed the concept of a "triune brain" consisting of the neocortex, the limbic system, and the R-complex. De Beauport distinguishes ten intelligences (e.g., mood, affectional, intuitive) that can be subsumed under these structures. Borrowing ideas from psychology, religion, and neuroscience, the author provides exercises to tap into these intelligences to create a richer, more productive life. De Beauport brings a religious fervor to her subject, particularly when she discusses the mind/body connection. While many of her recommendations are valuable, even intriguing, much of her theory is based on personal observation with little or no supportive documentation. For larger collections.-Laurie Bartolini, Legislative Research, Springfield, Ill.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835607483
  • Publisher: Quest Books
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 409
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Pt. I Mental Intelligence: Thinking, Imagining, Intuiting and the Neocortical Brain 1
I Network of Possibilities: The Neocortex 3
II The Careful Process of Comprehension: Rational Intelligence 15
III Giving Meaning to Your World: Associative Intelligence 27
IV Synthesizing the Connections: Spatial Intelligence 43
V Traveling to Thinner Vibrations of Quantum Realities: Intuitive Intelligence 61
Pt. II Emotional Intelligence: Desire and the Limbic Brain 75
VI Exploring the Limbic Brain 77
VII A New Look at Emotions 89
VIII Through the Limbic Territory: Charting the Emotional Process 103
IX Love: Affectional Intelligence 113
X High Waves and Low Waves: Mood Intelligence 131
XI Lighting Your Own Fire: Motivational Intelligence 165
XII Emotional Intelligence and the Openings of Your Body 183
Pt. III Behavioral Intelligence: Existence and the Basic Brain 203
XIII Crossing the Threshold of the Unconscious: Into the Basic Brain 205
XIV Characteristics of Reptile Behavior 219
XV Languages of the Basic Brain 231
XVI Living with Life: Basic Intelligence 243
XVII Living Your Heritage: Pattern Intelligence 265
XVIII Sustaining What You Love: Parameter Intelligence 289
XIX Behavioral Intelligence and the Openings 311
Conclusion: Toward Full Consciousness 325
Summary of the Ten Intelligences 345
List of Exercises 355
Notes 357
Bibliography 361
Index 369
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