Reflections is a book of spiritual, metaphysical, and psychological observations from an author whose continued personal and professional experiences keep him grounded in two distinct, yet complementary worlds: science and spirituality. Rather than presenting his observations in declarative form, or as dogmatic answers to life's mysteries, John Cottone has instead inverted his reflections into a series of Socratic questions to help readers refine their own critical thinking skills. Though Reflections can be enjoyed as a book for leisurely reading and contemplation, it can also be a tool for examining the unconscious and nurturing one's spiritual development. The questions and observations presented in the book about spirituality, religion, science, and human behavior will hopefully enable readers to explore the mysteries of existence while on a journey that will ultimately take them to the destinations of their own conclusions. Whether readers find Reflections to be most useful as a meditation reading book, a catalyst for group discussion, or a personal mirror for periodic glimpses at the soul, the book is designed to challenge, and nspire, those who read it to look at the world around them with greater perspective.
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About the Author
John G. Cottone received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John's University and currently works as a psychologist and researcher in psychiatry, neuroscience, and related fields at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York. Additionally, he is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications on topics ranging from schizophrenia, psychotherapy outcome, cognitive functioning, religiosity, and moral reasoning. At present, he is also a trustee at a Unitarian Universalist congregation on Long Island where he co-leads a weekly meditation group.