Time and the Soul: Where Has All the Meaningful Time Gone--And Can We Get It Back?

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2003 M05 10 - 200 pages
In Time and the Soul Jacob Needleman uses stories-of a middle-aged psychiatrist going back in time to encounter his younger self; of a mysterious meeting in the Central Asian desert; of the mystic master Hermes Trimegistus; as well as stories from the Bhagavad-Gita, the Bible, and other wisdom traditions-to illuminate the great mystery of time and to help us resolve our increasingly dysfunctional relationship to it.
Nearly everyone feels stress and anxiety over what's become known as time poverty. "Time management" techniques treat these symptoms by making our busyness more efficient, but not the underlying cause. Needleman shows that we can get more out of time by breaking free of our illusions about it. He helps us experience time more purposefully and meaningfully. He provides parables, reflections, and a unique mental exercise to give us a new understanding of time. By transforming the way we understand and experience time, this powerful book gives us the equanimity and perspective we need to make the most of the time we are given. "A tranquil heart," Needleman writes,"is never defeated by time."

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By LANCELOT
I wrote a poem/prose titled 'Time..The Silent Enemy' way back in 2008 as being the important thing in life and the making good use of it is never taught at school! I would like to
submit
here my entire work but space does not allow, but were I able to do so
it would seem I had penned a review for the book in question! Added to this, only this morning I decided to read CRICK'S 'SEARCH OF THE SOUL.
The book 'Time and the Soul'says many things which I have penned as concepts formulated by my own thought. The point being, time as we see it and experienced,is man made, there is only what we vest into the
atmosphere in thought on 'matter', which we can effect, in fact, the very things that may be released to us in our material world, a sort of breathing in substances for evil/good which appears to snowball round the world we live in. I saw it as the protective element speeding round the Proton I have read the few pages open for a limited review and it is so much in line with my thought and writings I feel I wrote it.LANCELOT
 

Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition
1
Prologue
19
Once Upon a Time
23
Real Time
71
Youve Only Just Begun
147
References
159
Further Reading
161
Index
165
About the Author
175
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Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, former visiting professor at Duxx Graduate School of Business Leadership in Monterrey, Mexico, and former Director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Money and the Meaning of Life, A Little Book on Love, and The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders.

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