“Every human being meets with pain in his or her life. When we discover this, it shatters our expectations. Our main reaction to this ‘First Shock’ is avoidance. In our collective life, this avoidance represents the consciousness of the Separate Self or ego.
In trying to impose its will on the unfolding of life, this Separate Self makes things worse rather than better. It may end up destroying the life that has been given to us as human beings, as well as life on Earth in general.
Our waking up to this dilemma is what Mauk Pieper calls our ‘Second Shock’. This book urges us to ‘rethink’ the evolution of our consciousness and offers a glimpse of a new, emerging level of consciousness that is able to process this Second Shock, giving rise to ‘realistic hope’ for a better world that is in alignment with the evolutionary impulse.”
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A must-read for anyone interested in spiritual awakening and evolution.
It gives voice to many of my own intuitions and thoughts on why Unique Self is so important as a realization and as a Dharma.
This is an important book written by a true scholar, psychotherapist- spiritual teacher and leader. A great synthesis of Unique Self and Integral Theory.
This book answer the most fundamental questions: how can we live and how can we survive in a world crumbling under its own weight?
Mauk integrates trauma work, enlightenment studies, Unique Self-realization and Integral theory in a way that produces our growing self-consciousness as a species
Mauk Pieper succeeds in conveying the essence of evolutionary spirituality and its vital importance for the present challenges of mankind.
This is an important book about the characteristics of a new level of consciousness that has the potential to lead us to a more sustainable future.