After many years as successful psychologist, Dr. Bernard Starr embarked on a spiritual quest to find true peace of mind. Escape Your Own Prison charts his journey and his discovery that spirituality is essential to deep well-being in a way that psychology alone cannot achieve. Starr's understanding of how to experience true freedom embraces aspects of psychology and spirituality, and is compatible with a spectrum of religious beliefs. Revealing his own transformation from pure psychologist to spiritual practitioner and sharing examples from his practice, he offers practical advice on moving beyond false notions of the self and ego to broader, deeper consciousness.
Bernard Starr, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist, writer, radio host, and psychology professor formerly at City University of New York and now at Marymount Manhattan. He has appeared on national TV talk shows and writes a weekly column for religionandspirituality.com. He lives in New York City.
Chapter 1 Search for the Genuine Self: From West to East and Back Chapter 2 Who am I? Chapter 3 I/Me/Ego - Personal and Impersonal Chapter 4 Psychological Birth and the Spiritual Self Chapter 5 Beyond Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Self Help Chapter 6 The Spiritual Emergency of Aging: Surviving "Thirty-Something" and Beyond Chapter 7 Going Home Chapter 8 The Near Enemies Chapter 9 Affirmations of Omni Consciousness Chapter 10 Talking Back to Omni Consciousness