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By Robert A. Johnson,Jerry M. Ruhl

One of this century's preferred psychology students, Robert A.Johnson was once one of the first to give Carl Jung's wealthy yet advanced theories with uncomplicated beauty and grace,opening them to a completely new and hungry viewers. His masterful works--including the simplest selling He, She, internal paintings, and Owning your personal Shadow-are recognized and enjoyed as a lot for his or her appealing retellings of undying myths and folktales as for his or her deep knowledge and profound perception.

Balancing Heaven and Earth unearths, for the 1st time, Johnson's personal attention-grabbing and mystical life-from his near-death event on the age of 11 to the lifelong soul trip that has proficient his writing and taught him find out how to dwell a non secular existence within the perpetually hard glossy global. filled with compelling, funny, and brilliant tales of encounters with an collection of "sages, saints, and sinners," it lays naked Johnson's personal internal international and its dazzeling panorama of robust desires, mystical visions, and synchronistic occasions.

Beginnning with a shiny retelling of the adolescence coincidence that claimed the decrease a part of his correct leg, Johnson describes the life-defining second while he used to be transported via a paranormal imaginative and prescient to a realm that exists simply past usual consciousness-a realm he calls the "Golden World." With this event, defined as "both my curse and my blessing," Johnson is introduced on a non secular quest that leads him looking for jap knowledge, to encounters with such clever males as J. Krishnamurti and D.T. Suzuki, and at last to Carl Jung, who exhibits him his future published in a dream. Johnson's reviews lead him to a special realizing and recognition of the slim connecting threads at paintings in all our lives, guiding us and shaping who we are-"call it destiny, future, or the hand of God."

As a lot a private consultant as a memoir, Balancing Heaven and Earth teaches us to persist with , as Johnson has, the delicate impacts of desires, visions, or even our private sufferings for you to reside attuned to our non secular selves. A natural satisfaction for Johnson's many enthusiasts and a most appropriate instance of his trademark combination of illustrative fantasy and mental perception, it is a paintings of incomparable attractiveness and suggestion showcasing the knowledge of a lifetime.

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