Healing the Eight Stages of Life Paperback – May 1 1988
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From Library Journal
Erik Erikson's eight-stage theory of the human life-cycle is starting to receive the attention it deserves from spiritual writers. This book is especially exciting, given the popularity of its authors in the charismatic/inner healing community and its fresh, jargon-free style. Devoting one chapter to each stage, the authors share personal memories (both positive and negative) and discuss the kinds of prayer that naturally emerge from the successful resolution of characteristic developmental crisis. With a resource list in the appendix. EC
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The method of prayer suggested in this book is ideal for those who pray "visually" or are able to have a genuine two-way conversation with God in prayer. Because the authors are Jesuits and this is the way Jesuits generally pray, they just assume that this method will be natural for everyone.
I've found that for those who don't pray "visually" and/or do not find themselves having a genuine two-way conversation with God, the same results can be achieved by focusing on bodily sensations while doing the exercises in this book.
Questions you might ask yourself are: "when I think about this issue from this stage of my life, do I have any tension or sensations in my body?" "What is the tension/feeling telling me?" "Does the tension in my body change if I give the feeling to Christ?" "Does the feeling change if I think about a different situation?"
Even if you don't "see" or "hear" God, you will feel God's truth in the sensations in your body.
When I read the book, I spent at least a week on each chapter, giving myself time to meditate on each stage of life. Not only did I find healing in the book, but I learned a lot about how to work with others who need to have a conversation with God about their own situation.
This is a book full of wisdom and depth. It is a treasure!
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