A spirit runs through the interdisciplinary essays of this book--a spirit that lives within them and hovers above them, at once intelligent and profoundly simple. Although each essay focuses on a certain topic, whether it is the Buddhist saint Milarepa, the prophet Jeremiah, or the Christian saint Teresa of Avila, whether it is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict or subtleties of the spirit, these essays have penetrable borders that dissolve at the seams, and touch each other religiously, philosophically, and psychologically. The use of an interdisciplinary methodology that draws from the wisdom of different disciplines in regard to values, such as courage in the face of attacks and integrity in the midst of a worldly environment, culminates in a rich source of inspired guidance for everyday life. ""Berghash and Jillson have given us a journey of mind and heart, a road into ourselves and sensitivity to others. They bring to the fore our concern with interiority and ways to touch and further it. You will feel you are walking with caring leaders who open doors to places that, perhaps without knowing it, you have always wanted to go."" --Michael Eigen, author of Image, Sense, Infinities, and Everyday Life ""Berghash and Jillson's book is exemplary in laying bare a hidden secret beyond world religions. . . . The book seems to portend the arrival of a fresh kind of cultural research in academia."" --Admiel Kosman, Professor of Talmud, University of Potsdam and Geiger College ""In Psyche, Soul, and Spirit the authors identify, in essay form, essential attributes that build character. Spiritual maturity, psychological integrity, and constant inner effort mark the lives of saintly persons who have had world-changing effect. A handbook for a person of any faith or philosophy, this is a book to read more than once."" --W. Kurt von Roeschlaub, STM ""Superbly written, concisely organized, and deeply compelling, Psyche, Soul, and Spirit covers a panoramic view of many luminaries in psychoanalysis, philosophy, science, and religion. This is done in the service of understanding such people and themes in context and, further, to explore their import for learning and growth, individually and collectively."" --Brent Potter, author of Elements of Self-Destruction ""An inspiring, even breathtaking book. Berghash and Jillson draw on the widest range of the most profound sages of the human soul--Hasidic masters, Tibetan monks, Hebrew prophets, Christian mystics, Freudian psychoanalysts, English poets--with one goal: to explore our diverse struggles with obstacles and adversaries to spiritual growth."" --Nathaniel Berman, Author; Rahel Varnhagen Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Modern Culture, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University Rachel Berghash has published a memoir, Half the House: My Life In and Out of Jerusalem Sunstone Press (2011). Her poetry and poetry translations have appeared in literary magazines. She has taught interdisciplinary interior life seminars in New York City, Long Island, and Jerusalem. Katherine Jillson has published, with Dr. Preston McLean, two Survey Reports for American Management Associations. She has written educational materials and has taught interdisciplinary interior life seminars in New York City.
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