Inner Knowing: Consciousness, Creativity, Insight, and Intuition

Helen Palmer, Editor, Charles H. Simpkinson, Foreword by, Helen Palmer, Concept by Putnam Publishing Group $16.95 (277p) ISBN 978-0-87477-936-3
Palmer is widely recognized for her popular book, The Enneagram, and her research on that Sufi system of personality types. Now, with only a few additional words of her own, she brings together a collection of essays from a wide variety of sources on ""inner ways of knowing."" These include ""empathy, intuition, and spiritual experience"" in many forms. What these qualities have in common is that they ""cannot be grasped by intellect or analysis."" With nods to the ""breakthrough insights"" of such notable scientists as Einstein, Newton and Edison, Palmer writes that transcendental awareness is ubiquitous. Contributors include Roger Walsh on the shaman's vision quest, Jean Shinoda Bolen on Jung's theory of ""synchronicity,"" Montague Ullman on ""dreaming consciousness"" and Betty Edwards on ""drawing from the right side of the brain."" Philip Goldberg implores readers to ""trust the hunches, vague feelings, premonitions, and inarticulate signals we usually ignore,"" and Frances Vaughan offers a detailed description of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual intuition. Erich Fromm teaches empathy for psychoanalysts, and Jack Kornfield offers meditation instruction. Palmer has done an excellent job of choosing, editing and organizing these essays from a broad range of voices into a sourcebook for seekers of ""the subtle intelligence of the heart."" (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 12/28/1998
Release date: 12/01/1998
Genre: Nonfiction
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