Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent by David Spangler

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The words "parent" and "mystic" may seem an odd combination, but most parents will tell you that the birth of a child is spiritually significant--an experience of connection with the divine. Mystical. And there is magic in a parent-child relationship, which relies on intuition, total presence, and impulses that seem to come from neither the mind nor the body--impulses of the soul. It is through the daily practice of our system of beliefs that we each seek our own version of fulfillment. Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent is about recognizing the qualities we call forth in ourselves every day in order to live according to our beliefs, and then understanding that we need to employ these same qualities in fostering our child's own uniqueness. To raise creative, honest, independent kids, we need to practice conscious parenting, David Spangler writes. Informed by the author's experiences with his own children and charged with sharp wit and warm sensibility, this is no ordinary book about parenting. Instead, it is a book about the ordinary, the blessings of the day-in and day-out of child rearing--a book that will both captivate and inspire you.

About David Spangler

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David Spangler has been writing, lecturing, and teaching since the early seventies, when he was codirector of the spiritual community of Findhorn in northern Scotland. He is the author of Revelation: The Birth of a New Age; Emergence: The Rebirth of the Sacred; Everyday Miracles; A Pilgrim in Aquarius; The Call; Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent, and most recently Blessing. He also co-authored Reimagination of the World with William Irwin Thompson. Spangler lives in Washington, near Seattle.
Published February 1, 2000 by Riverhead Trade. 208 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Like a mystic, a parent must attune to what is not yet visible, to what is seeking to emerge, in order to weave that spirit into the flesh and bone and behavior of children who as adults will delight in and contribute to the world at large."

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