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From Trauma to Transformation
Eckhart Tolle Collection
A compelling and inspiring investigation of the seemingly miraculous way that intense psychological suffering can lead to a dramatic shift into a new, expansive identity
Why do some people who experience the worst that life has to offer respond not by breaking down but by shifting up, into a higher-functioning, awakened state, like phoenixes rising from the ashes? And perhaps more importantly, how can we emulate their transformations? Over many years of observing and studying the phenomenon of life-changing awakening through extreme suffering, Steve Taylor coined the term “transformation through turmoil.” He calls these people “shifters” and here shares dozens of their amazing stories. In addition, Taylor uncovers the psychological processes that explain these miraculous rebirths after years of struggle or devastating loss, addiction, or imprisonment. He highlights a number of lessons and guidelines that the shifters offer us. In Extraordinary Awakenings, readers will find not only riveting stories of transformation that show the amazing resilience of the human spirit, but also hope and guidance to call on during their own struggles, together with inspiration and profound food for thought.
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Profiles people the author calls “shifters,” who “woke up” to profound transformation following bereavement, deep depression, suicide attempts, addiction, military combat, imprisonment, or other intense encounters with mortality Explores the psychological aspects of spiritual awakenings that arise out of extreme suffering.
Combining spiritual wisdom with academic rigor, Taylor suggests how readers can apply the shifters’ experiences to their own spiritual development.
Steve Taylor is a bestselling author, academic, and frequent guest on popular media in the United Kingdom and the US.