Bringing Personal Transformation into the Societal Realm
through Education and the Integration of the Intra-Psychic Family
by CLAUDIO NARANJO, MD
New book by esteemed psychiatrist and consciousness pioneer
says our civilization is in critical condition,
yet there is a cure!
Foreword by DR. JEAN HOUSTON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Doctor has taken the pulse of modern civilization and concluded that it is sick, very sick — perhaps even terminally ill. The diagnosis? “The great problem of civilization is none other than civilization itself!” the author declares. What is the cause? And is there a cure?
From Dr. Claudio Naranjo — the internationally esteemed psychiatrist and author, and the consciousness pioneer who first brought the Enneagram of Personality to the U.S. — now comes a book that provides the answer to our civilization's current crises.
In this ground-breaking book, Claudio Naranjo brings 30 years of successful transformational work with individuals and groups into the societal realm to heal our collective illness. The root cause, he tells us, is patriarchy: the millennia-old system of male power based on a predominance of aggressive, competitive values (a distortion of the “Inner Father”) over loving, cooperative values (the “Inner Mother”) and spontaneous, instinctive joy (the “Inner Child” — together, the “intra-psychic family”).
However, this root goes deeper, wider, and closer to home than we realize. For patriarchy lives not only in the outer world (the economy, war, racism, child abuse, oppression of women, human rights violations) but also in the conditioned workings of our own minds. It is a virus that masquerades as ourselves. And it is killing life on the planet – and the aliveness in us!
In a dazzling feat of historical and psychological analysis, a brilliant and erudite sweep through the past to the present and suggesting a (better) future, Naranjo illuminates the hidden story by weaving together insights from history, anthropology, politics, economics, philosophy, psychology, religion, spirituality, education, and other disciplines — a story that is at once shocking, revealing, and infinitely hopeful.
Our planet, and how we humans live on it, is in critical condition. Yet there is a cure. By nurturing our loving values and spontaneity of being rather than allowing our warring values to dominate, we can achieve an internal and external balance that fosters cooperation and compassion over competition. As we each work to integrate our intra-psychic family — and as our educational system shifts to one that fosters the whole person — we will at last have a true civilization. For healing civilization is an inside job, and the future of civilization is in our hands. Any visionary who believes in the future of humanity (or wants to) will be touched by this book's pages.
is the author of 13 additional books in English (as well as others in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, etc.). Among these are:
A Chilean-born psychiatrist now living in the U.S., he founded the SAT (Seekers After Truth) Institute for Personal and Professional Development, which has touched people's lives worldwide. An internationally sought-after speaker, he travels throughout the world to teach and to aid others in their quest for transformation.
For more information about this book, contact Naomi Rose, Publisher of Rose Press: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DISTRIBUTOR: Independent Publishers Group (800/888-4741)
FORMAT: Trade paperback/$19.95
PAGE COUNT: 264 pages text (Back matter includes Endnotes, References, Index,
Book-club discussion questions)
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