Paperback 220 pages
Published April 22, 2016
Sollars writes profoundly about a deep core in personality and paths leading toward and away from it. In this, he links up with a great tradition of writing that affirms the depths of the human condition and attempts to delineate factors that enable sound development. The author contributes to a basic concern in literature and spirituality involving the corruption one undergoes in order to survive, while an unblemished element of selfhood remains.
Author of Faith, The Psychotic Core, The Birth of Experience
Franklin Sollars has written a profound, important book that offers insight into the possibilities of a unified spiritually oriented psychotherapy that addresses the essential Core Self of a human being, a Core Self that fulfills itself through unity. His model is alchemical transformation of the Core Self, and he draws inspiration from psychoanalysts such as Wilfred Bion, Michael Eigen, Gerald J. Gargiulo, and James Grotstein, and joins their ranks as a major contributor to writers who consider the relationship of the spiritual self and psychotherapy.
Psychoanalyst, Faculty member of the Harlem Family Institute
Faculty member of the Training Institute NPAP, Board of Directors of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, and the Advisory Board of Harlem Family Institute, author of Streets 1970.
Franklin Sollars’s writing takes us beyond the important healing of early damages and resulting defenses. He shows us the exciting potential of our Core Self in unitive consciousness.
Eugene F. Humphrey, PhD
Senior Pathwork Helper