Therafields by Grant Goodbrand
The Rise and Fall of Lea Hindley-Smith's Psychoanalytic Commune

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The book is a chastened tribute to the memory of this vibrant but flawed woman, redeemed of her errors by her great suffering.
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A behind-the-scenes look at a 1970s phenomenon, this study—written by someone who was involved in and a key member of the movement—discusses Therafields and how 900 people came to live in a therapeutic community in Toronto. The stories of the participants, who not only lived together but also helped build a real estate empire, and the charismatic but not accredited founder Lea Hindley-Smith are explored with unparalleled access to their lives. Also examining how the downfall of the commune coincided with the 1980s property bust, this is a comprehensive look at a therapeutic commune.

 

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Published October 1, 2010 by ECW Press. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Religion & Spirituality, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Philip Marchand on Oct 01 2010

The book is a chastened tribute to the memory of this vibrant but flawed woman, redeemed of her errors by her great suffering.

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