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Ecstasy: Understanding the Psychology of Joy

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Robert A. Johnson has taken tens of thousands of readers on spiritual and psychological journeys towards inner transformation. In 'Ecstasy', he reconnects with the powerful and life-changing ecstatic element that lies dormant –
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 10th 1989 by HarperOne (first published 1987)
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I had hoped to like the book, but I walked away with few nuggets. The good thing, though, is that the book is short and I completed it in a days' time.
A tiny little book about the psychology of joy.
Elizabeth Merchant
Here again, Robert Johnson employs a myth as allegory for a facet of Jungian psychology, in this case the lost Dionysian element of ecstasy, irrationality, joy. Full of insights, plainly stated, as is his style. Minus one star for not explaining exactly how to remain totally blissful for the remainder of my life ;-)
Liam See
More insights in this slim tome than Encyclopedia Britannica's numerous editions of the previous two centuries. Deeply potent perspectives.
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