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.
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Published February 1, 2000
by Riverhead Trade.
Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships.