Spiritual Living For A Skeptical Age

Smith Jonathan C

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Plenum Press
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 1992
Edition: First Edition

Description: 286 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: For those seeking a spiritual dimension in their lives, Spiritual Living for a Skeptical Age presents a thoughtful, structured, step-by-step program of spiritual living, based on sound scientific and psychological principles. Jonathan C, Smith, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, expert in the areas of stress, relaxation, and meditation, holds to the premise that spiritual living is neither distant nor esoteric but, rather, based on a set of skills that can be nurtured through the daily practice of meditation, contemplation, and prayer.Bearing in mind that different approaches work for different people, Dr. Smith encourages the reader to explore his or her particular needs and then helps to set up a personally tailored program. The book offers a wealth of detailed and practical instruction that enables the seeker to embark on a personal journey, including different forms of meditation; "premeditation" warm-up exercises based on yoga, breathing, and muscle relaxation; creative visualization and healing imagery designed to let internal forces operate in the quiet of relaxation; and contemplation and prayer to gain deeper appreciation of the object of attention. Once understood and incorporated into life's daily routines, these newly acquired spiritual skills and belief systems will have broad applicability in such areas as stress management, pain control, crisis situations, interpersonal problems, as well as the creative process.An innovative feature of the book is a schematic for creating a spiritual living group in which participants engage in spiritual exercises in a safe and supportive environment, learn from one another, and apply skills and insights to problems of health and daily life. Smith recommends the development of these groups in hospitals, clinics, places of worship, hospices, clubs, schools, and the home.Unique in the genre of inspirational literature because of its scientific and psychological under-pinnings, this book will offer spiritual guidance to lay readers of all persuasions and serve to enlighten members of the mental health professions as well.

ISBN: 0306441233

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