Caught between a scientific worldview that scoffs at the spiritual and a mythical worldview that runs counter to scientific reason, many seekers don't know where to turn. For those whose beliefs--religious, agnostic, or atheistic--fail to make sense or provide inner peace, Jim Stempel offers hope. Explaining that the barrier to truth is the limitation of our beliefs, Stempel encourages an expanding of our focus. Just as the noise and movement of a carwash seem chaotic to those who stay inside their cars, so can our lives seem chaotic when we are on the inside looking out. When Beliefs Fail takes us outside our personal sound and fury to look at the whole.
What we see, Stempel suggests, is our own psycho-spiritual evolutionary path, as we and humanity move toward universal truth. He offers us a future which will bring science, religion, philosophy, and psychology together, aided by a changed perspective in education as development is understood to be a lifelong process for every human being.
Praise for When Beliefs Fail:
"...a warm, lively, and altogether accessible introduction to the growth and development of human consciousness from birth to enlightenment." — Ken Wilbur, author of A Theory of Everything and The Marriage of Sense and Soul.
"We are on the hinge of history, with a new view of reality taking shape before our eyes. For a captivating glimpse of this emerging world view, When Beliefs Fail is highly recommended." -— Larry Dossey, author of Healing Words.
"Of the three hundred books I review each year, When Beliefs Fails is one of the finest. Jim Stempel captures the essence of our emerging spirituality, integrating complex notions of religion and science in a manner that will intrigue readers of any spiritual persuasion or background." — Mark Walderman, editor of Transpersonal Review.
"...a delightfull written, large-spirited and visionary challenge to move beyond our former security blankets of static dogmatic worldviews." — L. Robert Keck, author of Sacred Quest.