OverviewIn this sequel to Healing Civilization, Dr. Naranjo addresses the cultural and ecological crisis of the 21st Century. He reviews a number of theories and approaches to bettering society and advocates, in particular, the innovation of making the educational system more ethically and spiritually directed--more inner directed than devoted to sustaining current economic or cultural models for society. Naranjo examines the relationship between past historical eras and cultural progress and the growth and development of the individual child from infancy to maturity and old age. While sober in tone regarding these various global crises, the author maintains an optimistic view based on the continuing spiritual development of humanity.
Reviews"Scholar, poet of the possible, [Claudio Naranjo] is an explorer of the outer reaches of inner space. His depth soundings of the wells of history and civilization resound with the echo of one who hears the pathology while seeking the song of the new mythos of who we are, where we have been, and what we yet can be." —Jean Houston, author, social pioneer, Program Director, United Nations International Institute for Social Artistry [From the Foreword to HEALING CIVILIZATION]
"Like the prophets, Claudio analyzes lucidly the extremely critical condition of our civilization and identifies its deep root, courageously proposing the only possible cure for ourselves and the Earth: recognizing the 'sin' in our egos, and [in] this way initiating a healing process through education." —Franco Fabbro, Dean of the School of Education, University of Udine, Italy [From his Preface to The Patriarchal Ego, Italian edition]
Author BiographyClaudio Naranjo, M.D., is the author of Character & Neurosis, Ennea-Type Structures, and The One Quest. He has taught comparative religion at the California Institute of Asian Studies, human psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and meditation at Nyingma Institute of Berkeley, California. He lives in Berkeley, California.