Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story by Robert Atkinson

This is a non-fiction title, in the Body, Mind and Spirit category. Mystic Journey shows how shifting our perspective to seeing life as an eternal journey will help us better navigate these rapidly changing times while giving us a deeper appreciation of soul-making, which consists of:

  • Remembering who we are at our depths
  • Allowing the universal motifs, archetypes, and timeless patterns of life to be our guide and comfort
  • Cultivating the qualities and virtues at the heart of our common spiritual heritage

Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority in helping people tell their life stories. He is a pioneer in life story interview method development and among the first to apply Joseph Campbell’s classic work on the mythological journey of the hero to contemporary personal mythmaking. His two books in these areas have been translated into Japanese, Italian, and Romanian and are widely used in various personal growth and life review settings.

He is professor of human development and religious studies, and director of the Life Story Center at the University of Southern Maine. He is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books, including Latino Voices in New England (2009), an autobiography with Babatunde Olatunji, The Beat of My Drum (2005), The Life Story Interview (1998), and The Gift of Stories (1995). In earlier books, he explored life stories from a psychological and cultural perspective. With Mystic Journey (2012), he explores the soul’s story, and soul-making, from a multi-faith, eternal perspective.

Review copies and interviews are available upon request. Contact Marie Amadis—

Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story by Robert Atkinson
Cosimo, Inc. 978-1-61640-715-5 $12.99

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