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I am not I

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
North Atlantic Books
 | 
April, 2016
ISBN:
9781623170141
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$19.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Seeking to reconcile the split between our inner child and our adult self, Jacob Needleman follows the ancient spiritual tradition of engaging in a conversation between a guiding wisdom figure and a seeker to address the trauma and to offer an initiation to a younger self, an initiation he feels is missing from our culture.

The time-honored dialogue form is rendered more contemporary by being cast as a screenplay and, as the conversation between the 80-year-old author and his younger selves unfolds, an ambiguity emerges as to whether this is strictly the authors internal dialogue or whether the younger self may be nurturing a rebirth of the author.

On one level, I am not I brings younger readers (teenagers and young adults) face to face with powerful spiritual and philosophical ideas. But as the book progresses, the dialogue delves into questions and insights that carry astonishing new hope and vision for every man and woman, challenging our culture’s accepted, and often toxic, ideas about humanity’s place in a living universe. This is an intensely emotional exchange between guide and seeker toward ever deepening mystic insights.

 The ego  knew it would someday disintegrate and die, but it also knew that its real hidden heart, the I-ness hidden behind and within itself, could never die and was never born: it was both outside and inside of time.

So that was at least a beginning “taste” of the sacred reconciling marriage between eternity and time, being and nothingness, spirit and matter!

Jacob Needleman, through his many books such as Lost Christianity, The Heart of Philosophy, and Money and the Meaning of Life, has done much to make philosophy come alive for us. I am not I is a unique multi-leveled evocation of the search for and dimensions of truth. The screenplay format adds yet another potential to this unique book, which embodies in a beautifully personal way the love of wisdom—the essence of “philosophy.”

Publisher’s Description: 

Seeking to reconcile the split between our inner child and our adult self, Jacob Needleman follows the ancient spiritual tradition of engaging in a conversation between a guiding wisdom figure and a seeker to address the trauma and to offer an initiation to a younger self, an initiation he feels is missing from our culture. The time-honored dialogue form is rendered more contemporary by being cast as a screenplay and, as the conversation between the 80-year-old author and his younger selves unfolds, an ambiguity emerges as to whether this is strictly the author's internal dialogue or whether the younger self may be nurturing a rebirth of the author.

On one level, I am not I brings younger readers (teen-agers and young adults) face to face withpowerful spiritual and philosophical ideas. But as the book progresses, the dialogue delves into questions and insights that carry astonishing new hope and vision for every man and women, challenging our culture's accepted, and often toxic, ideas about humanity's place in a living universe. As the intensely emotional exchange between guide and seeker toward ever deepening mystic insights.

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