Through the Lens of Awe – This is a brief article on the nature and power of awe that will give the reader a glimpse of the much deeper treatment of the subject in my new book “Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound Transformation.”
Toward a Sustainable Myth of Self – I include this article by Louis Hoffman and colleagues because it is one of the best statements of my and Rollo May’s philosophical position that I have ever read. It also shows the direct lineage between my perspective on “the paradoxical self” and May’s “cry” for a sustainable, existentially informed apprehension of self.
Lure of Excess – This article gives readers a brief introduction to an existential understanding of horror and violence. Note especially the interplay of despair, fanaticism, and wonderment in the nature and development of extreme states. For an elaboration on these themes, see my book “Horror and the Holy: Wisdom-teachings of the Monster Tale.”