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Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences

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Written in the mid-1960s, this is Maslow's classic treatise on transcendent states of being and their essential value in human life.

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In this soul-stirring essay from the mid-1960s, the foremost spokesman of humanistic Third Force psychology explores the ecstatic peak experiences of prophets and seers and reveals how they can and should be experienced by anyone.

"Human beings do not realise the extent to which their own sense of defeat prevents them from doing things they could do perfectly well. The peak experience induces the recognition that your own powers are far greater than you imagined them."       ~Colin Wilson

"The rejection of a priestly caste who claimed to be exclusive custodians of a private hot line to the sacred was, in my opinion, a great step forward in the emancipation of mankind, and we have the mystics—among others—to thank for this achievement. But this valid insight can also be used badly when dichotomized and exaggerated by foolish people. They can distort it into a rejection of the guide, the teacher, the sage, the therapist, the counselor, the elder, the helper along the path to self-actualization and the realm of Being. This is often a great danger and always an unnecessary handicap."

Author Maslow, A. H.
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 123 pp.
Publisher Penguin Books 1994
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