Description - The Passionate Mind Revisited by Joel Kramer
The Passionate Mind Revisited takes readers on a liberating inner journey into the workings of their mind that can transform the way people look at themselves and the world. This expanded inquiry reflects the authors' own and the world's evolution since The Passionate Mind came out was published in 1974. The original book focusing on the individual is now extended to social and philosophical spheres and global challenges, exploring how the world's life-threatening dramas are largely a function of people's genetic and cultural conditioning, worldviews, beliefs, and values. Kramer and Alstad assert that humanity is on an evolutionary cusp requiring further awareness and conscious social evolution. Worldviews can create rigid beliefs and narrow identities that are destructive in a world of global impact. While acknowledging the fallibility of any mental construction, the book offers an evolutionary worldview deemed more likely than traditional worldviews or scientific materialism. In exploring what it is to be a human social animal, The Passionate Mind Revisited offers fresh vantage points on life's core issues- the nature of thought, authority and belief, pleasure and pain, desi
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Author Biography - Joel Kramer
Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad are co-authors of The Passionate Mind Revisited- Expanding Personal and Social Awareness (2009) as well as of The Guru Papers- Masks of Authoritarian Power. They have written and taught together since 1974 on evolution, spirituality, relationships, values, awareness, yoga, and social issues. Visit their website at www.joeldiana.com. Joel Kramer, the author of The Passionate Mind, did post-graduate work in philosophy and psychology and was a resident teacher at Esalen Institute (1968-1970). He is a pioneer and legend of modern American yoga whose evolutionary vision of yoga freed it from its authoritarian roots, re-visioning it for the West. Diana Alstad, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, received a doctorate from Yale University in 1971. She taught in the humanities and initiated and taught the first Women's Studies courses at Yale and Duke. She envisioned the Yoga of Relationship and developed it with Kramer.
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