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Journey of the Heart: The Path of Conscious Love

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As men and women find that they can no longer rely on old roles and formulas to get along, intimate relationships call for a new kind of honesty and awareness, a willingness to let go of old patterns and cultivate new capacities. Journey of the Heart shows how we can rise to this challenge by learning to use whatever difficulties we face in relationships as opportunities t ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 5th 1996 by Harper Perennial
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Sep 30, 2009 kailin rated it it was amazing
This book is quite simply the best book I have read on the topic of love...ever. I am too moved by it right now to write a full review--perhaps later, but I am grateful to the author for such a courageous, spiritual, honest approach to relationships and the purpose they serve in our lives. I underlined so many passages in this book my pen ran out of ink. If you have ever been in a relationship or are currently in a relationship, I can't imagine this book will not move you at some point to some r ...more
May 20, 2009 Grant added it
I skimmed the book. It has some great concepts. I'm sure I will come back to it some day when the time is right. He directs the read to H. D. Laurance as the emminant writer on Love. He addresses some of the developmental causes of relationship problems and character formation, which I find very interesting. He also talks about how healthy yang habits can be passed from person to person. Or maybe I should say that boys and stuggling men can benefit greatly from inteacting with strong, psycologic ...more
Jan 27, 2009 Aurora is currently reading it
Love it! It's basically a psychoanalysis of relationships and love with a spiritual perspective. Really helps to explain all the ups and downs of relationships and why they aren't bad but opportunities to grow.
Aug 13, 2009 Robert rated it it was amazing
Excellent. What one would expect from John Welwood.

Some valuable material for Diane at this time of her life. ras
Apr 15, 2012 Jenny rated it it was amazing
John Welwood is by far my favorite author on relationships, and in fact, one of the only ones I can tolerate! His work is pure genius -- I recommend all three of his books without question.
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Aug 07, 2007 Pamela Ramey-Tatum rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in having more conscious relationships
Wonderful book; it began my quest for having conscious relaitonships. Now I write on the topic myslef.
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Jul 08, 2008 Steev Hise rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirit-self
this is a really important book for anyone trying to figure out how to really have a real relationship.
Jan 29, 2016 Joyce rated it it was amazing
This book gives you an alternate way to look at relationships and their challenges. Buddhist work. Fabulous.
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Sep 01, 2011 Annette Vaillancourt rated it it was amazing
The BEST book on conscious relationships. I read it over and over. John Welwood has depth and question about that.
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Given to me by my mother in my late 20s or early 30s. It put me on the path of personal growth through marriage.
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John Welwood is an American clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, teacher, and author, known for integrating psychological and spiritual concepts.

Trained in existential psychology, Welwood did his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Chicago in 1974.

He has been the Director of the East/West Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and i
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