“A thrilling exploration into the differences in spiritual understanding between East and West.”
—from the foreword by Tiger Dragon Storm
Eastern Spirituality and Western Psychology offers a practical path to harmony between spirituality and Western psychology, between heart and mind. This book:
- challenges basic assumptions of Western psychology
- demystifies Vedic psychology
- presents how Eastern spirituality can enhance Western psychology
It guides readers by clarifying the relationship between spirituality and psychological growth, and demonstrates that psychotherapy and spirituality are complementary aspects of human development, with both essential for optimum mental, existential, and spiritual growth. It is up to everyone to take responsibility for making the changes that enable us to contribute to the well-being of the whole.
In this insightful book, the authors reflect on this revolution and consider how it is likely to evolve in the future. It paves the way for those interested in the transpersonal, whether psychologists, psychotherapists, Orientalists, or spiritual practitioners.
As the book says, “We are all starved of one and the same thing, ‘love,’ where all differences dissolve.” The message of hope given is Vasudhaiva kutumbakam (“The world is one family”) and if, at last, you are able to see through the falsity of multiplicity, Oneness will then be revealed to you.
Meera Sharma is a transpersonal psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and trainer. She is the founder of the Centre for Spiritual and Transpersonal Studies (CSTS), London, England.
Joseph F. Ryan, PhD is a writer, transpersonal counsellor, and clinical supervisor, who lives near London, England.
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ISBN 978-1-912698-06-6, 162 pages paperback, 6″ by 9″