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The road less traveled : a new psychology of love, traditional values, and spiritual growth

Author: M Scott Peck
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 25th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Perhaps no book has had a more profound impact on intellectual and spiritual lives than "The Road Less Traveled." In his new Introduction, Dr. Peck recalls how this book evolved from his own early ideas as a therapist who was just beginning his own spiritual growth.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Scott Peck
ISBN: 0743238257 9780743238250
OCLC Number: 50124814
Description: 315 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Discipline --
Problems and pain --
Delaying gratification --
The sins of the father --
Problem-solving and time --
Responsibility --
Neuroses and character disorders --
Escape from freedom --
Dedication to reality --
Transference : the outdated map --
Openness to challenge --
Withholding truth --
Balancing --
The healthiness of depression --
Renunciation and rebirth --
II. Love --
Love defined --
Falling in "love" --
The myth of romantic love --
More about ego boundaries --
Dependency --
Cathexis without love --
"Self-sacrifice" --
Love is not a feeling --
The work of attention --
The risk of loss --
The risk of independence --
The risk of commitment --
The risk of confrontation --
Love is disciplined --
Love is separateness --
Love and psychotherapy --
The mystery of love --
III. Growth and religion --
World views and religion --
The religion of science --
The case of Kathy --
The case of Marcia --
The case of Theodore --
The baby and the bath water --
Scientific tunnel vision --
IV. Grace --
The miracle of health --
The miracle of the unconscious --
The miracle of serendipity --
The definition of grace --
The miracle of evolution --
The alpha and the omega --
Entropy and original sin --
The problem of evil --
The evolution of consciousness --
The nature of power--
Grace and mental illness : the myth of Orestes --
Resistance to grace --
The welcoming of grace.
Responsibility: M. Scott Peck.
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