This book is the outcome of lectures given by Brian Thorne in Salisbury Cathedral and St Julian's church in Norwich. It gives powerful insights into the passionate commitment of a bridge-builder between the worlds of counselling and psychotherapy and mystical theology. Readers will have glimpses of the author in the roles of army officer, schoolmaster, counsellor, writer, university professor and life-long member of the Anglican church. They will also learn much about American psychologist and psychotherapist Carl Rogers, the medieval mystic, Julian of Norwich and the remarkable British therapist and educator, George Lyward. Lovers of Cyprus will be transported to the Mediterranean island whose history symbolises the yearnings, the hope and the despair of a struggling humanity. This is a book which feeds the mind, nourishes the soul and provokes a response.
Prologue: A reluctant Prophet. Introduction to the new edition Ch 1. Journeys in relationship: Julian of Norwich and Carl Rogers Ch 2. A community of healing: George Lyward and Finchden Manor Ch 3. The surveillance culture and economic imperialism Ch 4. The redemption of sexuality and the evolution of humanity Ch 5. Letting go and letting be: The process of divinisation Ch 6. A love too great to bear? Julian's gauntlet to humanity The Julian Lecture, 12th May, 2012 Epilogue: A clarion call to the church Notes References