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Spiritual Bypassing - When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters

Robert Augustus Masters, Ph.D.

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Spiritual bypassing-the use of spiritual beliefs to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and developmental needs-is so pervasive that it goes largely unnoticed. The spiritual ideals of any tradition, whether Christian commandments or Buddhist precepts, can provide easy justification for practitioners to duck uncomfortable feelings in favor of more seemingly enlightened activity. When split off from fundamental psychological needs, such actions often do much more harm than good. While other authors have touched on the subject, this is the first book fully devoted to spiritual bypassing. In the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa's landmark Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Spiritual Bypassing provides an in-depth look at the unresolved or ignored psychological issues often masked as spirituality, including self-judgment, excessive niceness, and emotional dissociation. A longtime psychotherapist with an engaging writing style, Masters furthers the body of psychological insight into how we use (and abuse) religion in often unconscious ways. This book will hold particular appeal for those who grew up with an unstructured new-age spirituality now looking for a more mature spiritual practice, and for anyone seeking increased self-awareness and a more robust relationship with themselves and others.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:46