Creating Heaven on Earth: The Psychology of Experiencing Immortality in Everyday Life

Creating Heaven on Earth: The Psychology of Experiencing Immortality in Everyday Life

By: Paul Marcus (author)Paperback

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Description

The art of living the "good life" requires skilful attunement to the lovely presences in everyday life. Lodged in a psychoanalytic sensibility, and drawing from ancient and modern religious and spiritual wisdom, this book provides the details, conceptual structures, and inner meanings of a number of easily accessible, everyday activities, including gardening, sport, drinking coffee, storytelling, and listening to music. It also suggests how to best engage these activities, to consecrate the ordinary in a way that points to experiential transcendence, or what the author calls "glimpsing immortality", a core component of the art of living the "good life".

About Author

Paul Marcus

Contents

CHAPTER ONE Introduction: the quest for earthly immortality CHAPTER TWO "Take time to smell the roses": the delights of gardening CHAPTER THREE "Magical myths": the passion for sport CHAPTER FOUR "Wake up and smell the coffee": the pleasures of drinking coffee CHAPTER FIVE "The shorthand of strong emotion": listening to great music CHAPTER SIX "Once upon a time there was": on storytelling CHAPTER SEVEN Conclusion: reflections on creating earthly immortality WEBSITE RESOURCES REFERENCES INDEX ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781782201786
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781782201786
  • weight: 288
  • ISBN10: 1782201785

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