Healing the Western Soul: A Spiritual Homecoming for Today's Seeker

Healing the Western Soul: A Spiritual Homecoming for Today's Seeker

by Judith S. Miller

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The search for meaning, which is so crucial for psychological health, has lost its traditional anchors. This shift began back in the 1960s, as people left traditional religion and began exploring other forms of spirituality. As a result, millions of individuals are creating their own belief systems.

Social contradictions demonstrate the complex factors around the topic of the spiritual life in the West. We have reached a pivotal moment where negative forces seem to be pulling us apart, even while powerful forces for the good, especially seen through rapidly growing global communication, are bringing people around the world ever closer together. Today’s meaning will be found through reclaiming and transforming our traditional spiritual anchors.

“At a time of global cultural fusion, Judith Miller calls us back to attend to the spiritual forms that we took on consciously and unconsciously in the early years of our development. She insists that our healing has to take place in the tradition we were first at home in, not in traditions and languages that remain exotic to us.”
—Dr. Melvyn Hill, Psychologist in private practice, Manhattan.

“In our common work, which is experiential and scientific, she dares more than other psychotherapists and spiritual leaders to help people to heal their deepest wounds and find their authentic spiritual grounding. I appreciate the author’s scientific competence and reliability that goes beyond the brain, to the unspeakable, and comes directly from the heart.”
—Ingo Jahrsetz, Wittnau, Germany, Dr. Phil. President of European Transpersonal Association 2009-2013; Founder and Director of Institute of Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy.

“…a pioneering breakthrough for personal and cultural healing in our unprecedented global age.”
—Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D., Margaret Gest Professor of Global Philosophy, Haverford College.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151343824
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 03/13/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 650 KB

About the Author

Judith Miller Ph.D. is a professor of developmental psychology at Columbia University where she repeatedly receives the "Outstanding Teacher" award from students for her course "Spiritual Development Across the Lifespan." She is also on the faculty of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy in Wittnau, Germany. As part of her teaching responsibilities over the years, Miller has provided clinical supervision to hundreds of psychotherapists and graduate psychology students in both America and Europe. She also is a highly regarded spiritual guide, a popular speaker for lay and professional audiences alike, and a sought-after presenter at national and international conferences.

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