In this important and timely book, Catherine Lucas presents personal stories of spiritual crises alongside practical and effective guidance, in an exploration of a fascinating and often misunderstood phenomenon. Spiritual emergency, she explains, is a crisis formed by a spiritual awaken- ing that has speeded up into an unimaginably intense state. When spiritual emergencies, such as mystical psychosis and dark nights of the soul, are recognised, understood, managed and integrated, they can offer enormous potential for growth and fulfilment. Catherine offers three key phases for successful navigation: coping with the crisis, making sense of it and then emerging. Encouraging, supportive and life-saving, this resource will help you come to appreciate how vitally important spiritual emergency is; how much it has to offer us collectively, if properly understood and supported. Now, as we move towards 2012 and beyond, is the time for it to become more universally recognised.
192pp, 127mm x 176mm, Paperback, 2011