Well-Being and Relationship

Johanna Shapiro, PhD

A quick review of the contents of this book reveals an implicit assumption about the nature of exceptional psychological we11-being. This assumption is that exceptional psychological well-being, whether it be called enlightenment, satori, personal power, path of heart, developing the third eye, or uncovering the sacred unconscious, is primarily a personal task. For example, Globus and Globus describe the man of knowledge as a solitary bird. Further, when intense interpersonal relationships are mentioned, they are generally those between teacher and pupil (e.g., Rajneesh, Deikman, Globus and Globus).

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