The Spirituality of Awe by Kirk J Schneider

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...can feel anodyne at times. Ultimately, though, his sketches of various psychological methods to combat the metaphorical mechanization of the self offer readers solid and encouraging alternatives.
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The robotic revolution is here and there's no going back. From the way we raise our children, to our work settings, to our governments, and even our wars, the quick fix-instant result society is roiling our world. Yet what is lost in this delirium is depth, the awesomeness, not just of our machines, but of our flesh, our capacity to feel, and our capacity to dwell in the miracle of the unknown. This book dwells in the miracle of the unknown. It is an intimate trek into the evolving spirituality of awe--the humility and wonder; sense of adventure toward life. Can we preserve awe--the arguable "heart" of humanity--in spite of and even in light of our technologies? Or will we devolve into mechanically driven puppets, numb to our possibilities, blind to our servitude? There is no more critical problem for our age."

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Kirk Schneider, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned psychologist and author. Dr. Schneider is past president (2015-2016) of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32) of the American Psychological Association, recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2005-2012), president-elect of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Dr. Schneider has published over 100 articles and chapters and has authored or edited 11 books (several of which have been translated into Chinese, German, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Slovakian, and Portuguese). Dr. Schneider’s books include The Paradoxical Self, Horror and the Holy, The Psychology of Existence (with Rollo May), The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology (with James Bugental and Fraser Pierson—now being updated for a second edition), Rediscovery of Awe, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy, Existential-Humanistic Therapy (with Orah Krug—accompanying APA video also available), Humanity’s Dark Side: Evil, Destructive Experience, and Psychotherapy (with Art Bohart, Barbara Held, and Ed Mendelowitz), Awakening to Awe, The Polarized Mind and The Essentials of Existential-Humanistic Therapy Supervision (with Orah Krug; APA Press accompanied by a video conducted by Dr. Schneider) as well as The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy (with Emmy van Deurzen et al.; Wiley-Blackwell). Dr. Schneider is the recipient of the Rollo May Award from Division 32 of the APA for “Outstanding and independent pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology,” the “Cultural Innovator” award from the Living Institute, Toronto, Canada, a psychotherapy training center which bases its diploma on Dr. Schneider’s Existential-Integrative model of therapy, and honorary diploma/membership from the Society for Existential Analysis, London and East European Association of Existential Therapy. Dr. Schneider is also a founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Institute in San Francisco, which in August, 2012 launched one of the first certificate programs in Existential-Humanistic practice to be offered in the U.S.A. In April, 2010, Dr. Schneider delivered the opening keynote address at the First International (East-West) Existential Psychology Conference in Nanjing, China, and has repeatedly been invited to speak at similar venues in China—as well as Japan--over the last several years. In May 2015 Dr. Schneider delivered a keynote address at the First World Congress of Existential Psychotherapy in London. For more information on Dr. Schneider’s work go to kirkjschneider.com.
 

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Published August 1, 2017 by Waterfront Press. 159 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Computers & Technology, Science & Math.
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on Jun 06 2017

...can feel anodyne at times. Ultimately, though, his sketches of various psychological methods to combat the metaphorical mechanization of the self offer readers solid and encouraging alternatives.

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