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    DescriptionOne of this century's most popular psychology scholars, Robert A.Johnson was among the first to present Carl Jung's rich but complex theories with simple elegance and grace, opening them to an entirely new and hungry audience. His masterful works--including the best selling" He, She, Inner Work, " and "Owning Your Own Shadow" -are known and loved as much for their beautiful retellings of timeless myths and folktales as for their deep wisdom and profound insight. "Balancing Heaven and Earth" reveals, for the first time, Johnson's own fascinating and mystical life-from his near-death experience at the age of eleven to the lifelong soul journey that has informed his writing and taught him how to live a spiritual life in the endlessly challenging modern world. Full of compelling, humorous, and surprising stories of encounters with an assortment of "sages, saints, and sinners, " it lays bare Johnson's own inner world and its dazzeling landscape of powerful dreams, mystical visions, and synchronistic events.Beginnning with a vivid retelling of the childhood accident that claimed the lower part of his right leg, Johnson describes the life-defining moment when he was transported by a mystical vision to a realm that exists just beyond ordinary consciousness-a realm he calls the "Golden World." With this experience, described as "both my curse and my blessing, " Johnson is launched on a spiritual quest that leads him in search of Eastern wisdom, to encounters with such wise men as J. Krishnamurti and D.T. Suzuki, and finally to Carl Jung, who shows him his destiny revealed in a dream. Johnson's experiences lead him to a unique understanding and acceptance of the slender connecting threads at work in all our lives, guiding us and shaping who we are-"call it fate, destiny, or the hand of God." As much a personal guide as a memoir, " Balancing Heaven and Earth" teaches us to follow, as Johnson has, the subtle influences of dreams, visions, and even our deepest sufferings in order to live attuned to our spiritual selves. A pure delight for Johnson's many fans and a splendid example of his trademark blend of illustrative myth and psychological insight, this is a work of incomparable beauty and inspiration showcasing the wisdom of a lifetime.


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    Title
    Balancing Heaven and Earth
    Subtitle
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert A. Johnson, By (author) Jerry M. Ruhl
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 307
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062515063
    ISBN 10: 0062515063
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: VSC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: VXA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 725
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14870
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 150/.92
    LC classification: BF109.J64 A3 1998
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 158.1092
    BISAC V2.8: SEL032000, OCC006000
    Thema V1.0: VXA, VSC, DNB
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperOne
    Publication date
    17 April 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Please remenber, Carl Jung told Robert Johnson, 'it is what you are that heals, not what you know.' "Balancing Heavenand Earth" shows us who Robert Johnson is. Its healing power is palpable."--Marion Woodman, author of" Leaving My Father's House""