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Back To Sanity

Healing the Madness of Our Minds
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Hay House UK
 | 
June, 2012
ISBN:
9781848505476
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Have you ever thought that there might be something wrong with human beings, even that we might be slightly insane?  In this ground-breaking book, Steve Taylor shows that we do suffer from a psychological disorder, which he refers to as ego-madness, or egomania. This disorder is so close to us that we don’t realize it’s there, but it's the root cause of all our dysfunctional behaviour, both as individuals and as a species.

It’s difficult to see it as a problem because we are it... Facing up to an illness or disorder is the point where the healing process can begin.

Steve Taylor, also author of  Waking from Sleep, here explains the characteristics of ego-madness—which he calls “humania”—where it stems from and how it leads to the madness of endless wanting, status-seeking, warfare, inequality, environmental desctruction, and other symptoms of our insanity. But equally importantly, Back to Sanity shows how we can heal this mental disorder (he excellently articulates eight stages of practice), and how to allow the fleeting moments of harmony that we all experience from time to time to become our permanent state of being.

‘Psychoplasticity.’ The concept here is that the mind—or psyche—is plastic and pliable in a similar way to the brain. In the  same way that we can train the brain and change its structure, we can remold our own psyche.

Specifically, in relation to this book, it’s possible for us to remold the psyche in such a way that we heal humania. We can heal the effects of traumatic experiences, and change the structure and functioning of the ego. The ego doesn’t have to be such a dominant part of the psyche, with such strong boundaries. Our minds don’t have to be filled with discord. It’s possible for us to create a new kind of psyche.

“Steve Taylor’s acute mind is imbued at all times with the higher faculty of spiritual awareness.” —Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now

Publisher’s Description: 
Have you ever thought that there might be something wrong with human beings, even that we might be slightly insane? Why is it that human history has been filled with endless wars, together with brutal oppression and inequality, and that so many of us are filled with a restless discontent and an insatiable desire for status, success and material goods?

In this ground-breaking and inspiring book, Steve Taylor shows that we do suffer from a psychological disorder, which he refers to as ego-madness, or egomania. This disorder is so close to us that we don't realize it's there, but it's the root cause of all our dysfunctional behaviour, both as individuals and as a species. This book explains the characteristics of ego-madness, where it stems from and how it leads to the madness of materialism, status-seeking, warfare, inequality and other symptoms of our insanity. But equally importantly, Back to Sanity shows how we can heal this mental disorder, and how to allow the fleeting moments of harmony that we all experience from time to time to become our permanent state of being.

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