At the root of Western cultures, there is a hidden tradition based on self-knowledge that — if embraced — can lead one to psychological and spiritual wholeness, and by extension, can save American culture from its slow demise.
The Knowledge that Leads to Wholeness , a thought-provoking, yet ultimately enlightening work by Robert Lloyd, Ph.D., MFT, MFC28566 , explores the esoteric side of Carl Jung and reveals the connections between Jung’s pivotal theory of individuation, i.e. the journey to wholeness, and the powerful, visionary myths told by the pioneers of the psyche, the Gnostics. He details what happens to a person who is on the road to wholeness, how the person will change, and how a new divine-human identity will be born into the world as a result of undertaking this transformational odyssey.
The Knowledge that Leads to Wholeness is the first book to specifically illustrate how the major Gnostic myths underlie Jung’s theory of individuation. It is a compelling and in-depth examination of a life-changing journey that begins with the author discovering the forgotten secrets of the Gnostics. These secrets are gradually unveiled as the author and his loyal dog, Gold, are initiated, each in their own way, to put the ancient knowledge into practice. Though this is a work of nonfiction, there is an imaginative narrative running through the book, weaving various ideas and insights together in the context of a story.
This volume shows how psychology may complement religious experience and vice versa. It encourages the reader to take the journey for himself or herself. The kind of person that emerges from the journey is the kind of person needed to save American culture from self-destruction. Thus, this book shows the reader not only how to find personal fulfillment, but also shows how his or her life can save a dying civilization — and possibly, our very own planet.
ISBN 13 (TP) 978-1-4257-4651-3