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Leaving the Saints by Martha N. Beck
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Dec 09, 08

bookshelves: garbage

I didn't like this book at all. I don't buy the whole 'regressed memories' from a hypnotherapist concept.
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Dave I haven't read it and don't plan to. I agree that recovered memories are of dubious value, and I'm skeptical of the practice of seeking them. I do feel some sympathy for M. N. Beck having been raised by a Mormon intellectual icon and then coming to doubt the church. The pain and alienation must have been / be profound.


Mike I'm uncertain as to the "repressed memory" sydrome but I thought Beck's book was reasonably credible overall. Certainly not a great book, but not a bad book either.


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